The people at Velocity Micro feel that the all-in-one PC market is full of “uninspired, underpowered” models that offer a “sub-par user experience” and quite frankly, are not attractive. Such statements would seem a bit odd if not accompanied by a product announcement, so that’s where the Edge AIO steps in.
Entering the ring measuring 23.6-inches, Edge AIO sets out to offer the performance power users are looking for, good looks that adds – not detracts – from a room, and delivers the user experience people expect. On paper, Velocity Micro seems to deliver.
The base Edge AIO starts at $799.99 and comes bundled with Windows 7 (upgradeable to 8 for $20). Unlike a comparable Dell AIO which also starts at $799, the Edge AIO defaults to an Intel Core i3-2120 dual-core versus a Pentium – upgradeable to a power-efficient “S” model Core i5 or i7. Being an all-in-one, upgrade options are limited, but what’s offered out of the gate seems reasonable. Just don’t expect to move up to an AMD or NVIDIA GPU – you’ll be sticking to Intel HD with the Edge AIO.
Other key specs include Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n, 4x USB ports (two of which are 3.0), an SD card slot, 720p front-facing webcam, DVD-RW ROM drive, gigabit LAN and the ability to upgrade to an SSD.
Overall, Edge AIO is a pretty sharp-looking machine and looks to be great for those looking to experience Windows 8’s touch interface the way it’s meant to be.