Velocity Micro Vector Campus Edition

The Good The Velocity Micro Vector Campus Edition is one of the fastest general-purpose PCs in its price range.

The Bad The focus on CPU speed means this system doesn't have the most well-rounded feature set.

The Bottom Line The Velocity Micro Vector Campus Edition is a great fit for those who need fast, affordable CPU performance and midtower expandability.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Support 7.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

Velocity Micro Vector Campus Edition

Velocity Micro puts out a competitive back-to-school desktop pretty much every year, and this year's Vector Campus Edition is no exception. Despite its traditional, arguably bland midtower case, this system boasts some of the best performance at its price. Alienware's X51 makes a smaller, faster pure-gaming PC at this price, and you can find other PCs with better all-around features, but if you need a PC with strong CPU performance and decent expandability, the Velocity Micro Vector Campus Edition is perhaps the best option under $1,000.

I'm not sure any other vendor out there has stuck to the same basic chassis design as long as Velocity Micro. If it's not particularly exciting, at least the company's squared-off, aluminum case is inoffensive. Velocity Micro also still knows how to build a PC properly, and it continues to set itself apart from mainstream vendors with clean, organized case interiors, with all of the cables neatly routed and cut to fit.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $999
  • Brand Velocity Micro
  • Type 3rd Gen Core i5
  • Installed Size 8 GB
  • Edition Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Capacity 1 TB
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