ECS Liva Z3: Intel Jasper Lake mini-PC is now shipping for US$195
ECS has started selling the Liva Z3, a mini-PC that the company revealed in December. Currently, Amazon and Newegg sell the Liva Z3, although only the former has units in stock at the time of writing. For some reason, neither retailer is selling the Liva Z3E, another mini-PC that ECS unveiled alongside the Liva Z3.
Still, Amazon and Newegg have outlined the prices of two of the three Liva Z3 SKUs that ECS has created. Specifically, the mini-PC starts at US$195 with the Intel Celeron N4500, a dual-core processor that ECS has paired with 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage. The Liva Z3 ships with no OS for that price, though.
By contrast, Newegg has priced the Pentium Silver N6000 model at US$226, which also has 128 GB of built-in storage. For reference, the Pentium Silver N6000 is a quad-core processor, as is the Celeron N5100, the other processor option that ECS will offer with the Liva Z3. Incidentally, all processors are from Intel's Jasper Lake family, which the company bases on a 10 nm process and assigns a 6 W TDP.
Additionally, all Liva Z3 models come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a Gigabit Ethernet connection and an HDMI 2.0 port. Moreover, ECS has included a mini DisplayPort and six USB ports, including a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C connection. ECS equips the Liva Z3 with an M.2 2230 slot for a wireless card too, which it populates with one that supports Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5. Liva Z3 orders from Amazon should start shipping this week within the US.