ECS Launches Its New Generation Mini PC, LIVA Z

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.

 

LIVA Z

Specifications

LIVA ZE

Intel® Apollo Lake SOC

Platform

Intel® Apollo Lake SoC

2 x SO-DIMM Memory
DDRR3L Up to 8GB

Memory

2 x SO-DIMM Memory
DDRR3L Up to 8GB

1 x m.2 for SSD

Expansion Slot

1 x m.2 for SSD

Support 1 x eMMC 32GB/64GB
Support 1 x M.2 2242 SSD

Storage

Support 1 x eMMC 32GB/64GB
Support 1 x M.2 2242 SSD

Support 1x 2.5”HDD

1 x Combo Jack

Audio

1 x Combo Jack

1 x D-Mic

D-Mic

N/A

2 x Gigabit LAN

LAN

2 x Gigabit LAN

3 x USB3.0 Port

1 x USB3.0 Type-C port

USB

3 x USB3.0 Port

1 x USB3.0 Type-C port

1 x HDMI Port

1 x mDP Port

Video Output

1 x HDMI Port

1 x mDP Port

4 x RS232

Intel® WiFi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.0

Connectivity

Intel® WiFi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.0

117 x 128 x 33 mm

Dimension

117 x 128 x 33 mm

Supports 75mm / 100mm

VESA

Supports 75mm / 100mm

Linux based OS (UEFI mode)

Windows 10

OS Support

Linux based OS (UEFI mode)

Windows 10

 

Check out ECS LIVA Mini-PCs and Barebones at Amazon

 

About ECS

Founded in 1987, ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, is a top-notch manufacturer and supplier of several families of computer products in the industry. With almost 30 years of experience, ECS not only produces high-quality products such as motherboards, desktops, notebook computers, graphics cards and other mobile products, but also provides customized computer programming and hardware/ software design service for a wide variety of customers.
More than two decades, ECS has overcome a great deal of obstacles encountering new businesses and has experienced the joy of significant growth and development. ECS is strongly committed to develop cutting-edge technology in order to generate innovative products under environmental friendly designs. ECS comprehensive system of quality control provides our clients with reassurance and fosters long term cooperation.

 

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