ECS unveiled its latest lineup of Mini-PCs consisting of the LIVA Z Mini PC that is powered by an Intel Apollo Laks SoC, supports 2 dual channel DDR3L memory upto 16GB in dual-channel mode and also support for m.2 SSD. Speaking of connectivity and input ports, the Mini PC comes with a headphone-mic combo jack, 2 x Gigabit LAN, 3 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x USB 3.0 USB Type C port, 1 x HDMI and 1 x mini DisplayPort and Intel WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 support. Information on price and availability of the ECS Liva Z is still awaited.
You can read the full press release below:
ECS Launches Its New Generation Mini PC, LIVA Z
[Taiwan－Taipei] The global leading motherboard, Mini-PC, Notebooks and mobile device manufacturer, Elitegroup, is going to reveal the LIVA Z Mini PC, a fully functional computer that fits in the palm of your hand. Its launch touches upon the idea of having an easy to carry, lightweight, and power-saving computing solution. Its powerful performance and upgradeable flexibility makes it a great choice as a high quality full desktop alternative.
The New Generation LIVA Z is designed to “simplify the complicated”. It is equipped with the latest Intel 14nm Apollo Lake quad core processors offering 30 percent better CPU performance and 45 percent better graphics performance than its predecessor Braswell chips. It enables hardware-accelerated playback of HEVC/H.265 4K ultra HD video from hardware decoding of HEVC and VP9 codecs. It also boasts lower power consumption and noise-free enjoyment while playing YouTube videos and media, keeping the operation much cooler and quieter. In addition, LIVA Z comes with dual-channel DDR3L memory, each slot supports maximum a capacity of 8GB memory, a total maximum capacity of 16GB in dual-channel mode. This gives you fast and efficient performance for daily multitasking computing. Native M.2 support gives LIVA Z the speed and performance you crave in a compact PC, giving you data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s – making it the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive.
In terms of storage and expansion, LIVA Z offers dual 2.5" HDD/SSD drive bays; expansion is made possible via SATA 6Gbps interface so you can enjoy both high speed data access as well as large storage capacity. With Windows 10 OneDrive offering, these files can be synced among multiple devices such as smart phones, tablets, and mini PCs so you could even have a reliable cloud storage solution to keep your data safe.
Other notable features from LIVA Z include USB 3.0 Type-C, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11AC / BT 4.0, COM Port as well as I/O ports. Moreover, It can be VESA-mounted on the back of a display too. So, you can create your own custom all-in-one PC for a tidy, clutter-free environment.
Health Winston, Director, Intel Desktop chipset &Customer marketing even said that “The Mini Socket Technology Extended (Mini-STX) platform brings the performance and the configuration flexibility of traditional tower desktops to mini PCs. The LIVA Z from ECS is a great example of cooperation between Intel and ECS to drive innovative solutions on Desktop.” Compared with a mid-size and full-size ATX tower PC, LIVA Z enables the further reduction of power consumption, which leads to outstanding performance and longer usage times.
Furthermore, LIVA Z offers expansion capability and I/O Flexibility to enhance overall system performance compared to ARM-based mini PCs since it designed for a variety of demanding applications and is an excellent choice for industrial and commercial applications which include, Industrial Control, Digital Signs, Interactive Kiosks and education applications.