updated 02:01 pm EST, Sat January 4, 2014
Models available with i3, i5, i7, Xeon, and AMD processors
Boutique computer manufacturer Velocity Micro has announced the the immediate availability of the SmallBlock, a new line of Mini ITX desktops for all customers. The company calls the devices "inspired by the compact, V8 engines of classic muscle cars" with the new computer line featuring a variety of Intel CPU options up to and including the Xeon line, as well as AMD A10 APUs.
The 12.75-inch tall by 8-inch wide by 9.1-inch deep computers were specifically designed for aesthetics and cooling. Key features of the enclosure and computer include a satin black aluminum construction, full-sized internal ATX 80Plus power supplies for better expansion, double-width graphics card options for gaming or CAD configurations, and room for two SSD or platter-based storage drives along with one DVD-RW or Blu-ray optical drive.
Prices range from $999 and up, in either Windows 7 or 8.1 configurations.