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Velocity Micro Edge Z30

Velocity Micro Edge Z30
alaScore 89

6 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Velocity Micro Edge Z30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. There are some mixed views about the usability.

design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock

 

Compact yet powerful, the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock mid-range gaming desktop offers outsized gaming performance. There's not much room for future upgrades, but with this sort of performance, who needs it?

Compact design. Quad-core CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 offer excellent performance. Lots of storage space thanks to a 250GB SSD and 2TB hard drive.

Runs hot. Minimal room for maintenance and expansion.

The Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock is a compact take on a familiar system, but the combination of the small design, the strong performance and relatively affordable price keep it on our shortlist. While the Maingear Potenza Super Stock remains our...

Feb, 2014

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro Edge Z30

 

The Z30 supports dual SLI graphics cards in case you want to drop in another GTX 260 graphics card, and it of course supports the installed 8GB of RAM. Since the Core i7-860 has a lower Thermal Design Profile (and hence, lower power consumption) than...

Great bang for the buck performance. New Core i7 processor (codenamed "Lynnfield"). No Bloatware. Nice internal cable routing and windowed case

No security software included. Case fan noise

The Velocity Micro Edge Z30 gives you performance that used to require a $5,000 system with multiple graphics cards. The constant march of technology gives the hard-core gamer a power system for under $1,300.

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock Review and Ratings

 

The Velocity Micro SmallBlock packs a tower's worth of high-powered parts into an impressively compact chassis that is sure to appeal to gamers if not upgraders and tinkerers.

Simple, attractive aluminum case ; Powerful component lineup ; Quiet operation

No expansion room ; Difficult to work inside cramped case ; No internal Wi-Fi antenna

Velocity Micro backs the Z30 SmallBlock with a one-year parts-and-labor warranty which you can extend to two or three years of coverage. The company also offers a one- or two-year VelocityCare package that upgrades depot service to on-site service and...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: wubayou (devhardware.com)

The Velocity Micro Edge Z30 and the Falcon Northwest Talon Desktops

 

Today we will sneak a peek at two gaming PCs. First we'll look at the Velocity Micro Edge Z30, a mid-range gaming system, and then we'll examine the higher end Falcon Northwest Talon. Both differ in price and performance, but each does well when...

The Z30 has a maximum 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and also comes with a 1TB hard drive for plenty of storage space. It comes with a fast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 graphics card that performs well, with the only exception being if you want to run a graphics...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Westover (itreviews.co.uk)

Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock

 

Compact yet powerful, the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock mid-range gaming desktop offers outsized gaming performance. There's not much room for future upgrades, but with this sort of performance, who needs it?

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Very satisfied

 

I popped in a Soundblaster Xtremegamer card, but the onboard is probably enough. I spec'ed the same components on my own, just to see if I wanted to build one. I only would have saved 150-200$. In my opinion its worth having these guys build for you...

Great specs for the price ; No bloatware (infamous Dell and HP)

I did not get a new monitor LCD/LED TV. Still using 22inch LG LCDTV (720p) ; USB ports at front are on the side/edge of front casing. Only on one side (wish there were some ports on both sides so you can choose)

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black

Energy Management

Power supply:430

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Memory

Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,1000,100

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Performance

Password protection:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Line-in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:8

Power

Power supply:430

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4790
Processor boost frequency:4
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:3.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4790
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80806
Processor code:SR1QF
Processor package size:37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8
Height:9.09
Width:7.99