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ECS launches the Liva Q mini PC with diminutive dimensions

The Liva Q features a really small enclosure, measuring 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.18 in and weighing 9.1 oz. (Source: ECS)
The Liva Q features a really small enclosure, measuring 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.18 in and weighing 9.1 oz. (Source: ECS)
The Liva Q is one of the smallest mini PCs around, and can be powered by either the dual-core Celeron N3350 or the quad-core Pentium N4200 SoCs coupled with a maximum of 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The storage part is ensured by a 64 GB eMMC chip and a microSD reader. This mini PC is marketed as a multimedia streaming and digital signage solution.

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ECS mostly known for its PC motherboard business, but the company also expanded into barebones and mini PCs. One of the newest line of all-in-one mini PCs launched by ECS is the Liva, which targets the multimedia streaming and digital signage sectors. The latest addition to this line is the Liva Q that comes in one of the smallest enclosures on the market, measuring 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.18 in and weighing 9.1 oz.

The Liva Q can be powered by either a quad-core Pentium N4200 or a dual-core Celeron N3350 from the Apollo Lake family of ULV SoCs. Since the enclosure is so small, it can only accommodate 2 or 4 GB of single channel LPDDR4 RAM, and the storage is limited to 64 or 32 GB of eMMC. However, ECS equipped the Liva Q with all the necessary connectivity features. The front of the device integrates one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and one USB 2.0 Type-Aports, while the right side gets a microSD reader that supports cards up to 128 GB.

Support for the streaming aspect comes in the form of a HDMI 2.0 port that is HDCP 2.2 compliant. There is also the HDMI-CEC feature, which allows the use of on/off triggers directly through the HDMI port. The networking part is handled by a Gigabit LAN NIC that comes with a rear connector, plus there is support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. There is no operating system pre-installed, but ECS mentions that the mini PC supports Windows 10 as well as Linux Ubuntu.

For the time being, ECS has not released any information about availability and pricing.

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-11-14 (Update: 2017-11-14)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.