ECS Introduce The LIVA Mini-PC Kit

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅03.07.2014 13:15:53


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3 July 2014, Taipei Taiwan – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is pleased to introduce LIVA, the world’s smallest Windows-based mini PC kit. Offering all the features of much larger PCs, plus Windows 8.1 support, the LIVA Mini PC is a complete solution for modern digital living, general computing, casual gaming and basic applications.

The word, LIVA, comes from the combination of “Living” and “Life (Viva)” and the spirit of living a better life. LIVA is expressing the passion and the pursuit of aesthetics in every way of life through this product. Home and office users will be delighted with the comprehensive features, compact size, stylish design, and affordable price. LIVA is sleek, with wireless connectivity to cut down on messy cables. It's a full featured PC that's small enough (118 x 70 x 56 mm) and light enough (190g), to hold in the palm of your hand.

LIVA is ideal as a capable entry-level PC for first time users, or as a second PC to complement a bigger desktop system, such as streaming, browsing, and downloading. It’s not necessary to always stick with your 15” desktop screen when LIVA can turn your 50” TV into a PC. LIVA makes a perfect center for an attractive, quiet, compact and powerful home theater system, thanks to its audio, video and networking capabilities.



The Complete Mini PC

To achieve great performance with modern applications, LIVA supports the latest Intel Celeron Bay Trail-M SoC (System-on-a-Chip) dual-core processor operating at up to 2GHz in turbo mode. There's 2GB of fast, low-voltage DDR3L memory, which achieves power savings of 8 percent compared to old-fashioned DRAM.

This mini PC only uses about as much power as just a light bulb. Thanks to its 5V/15W Micro USB power connector, it can even be run from a power bank battery. The CPU takes advantage of the new low-power consumption “Silvermont” microarchitecture to keep LIVA running cool and quiet. With the fan-less thermal design, there are no noisy fans or whining disks, so LIVA is a PC you can put anywhere, right on the desktop, in bedrooms or in home theaters, without causing any disturbance.

LIVA avoids the bottlenecks of slow hard disk storage with its integrated 32GB eMMC (embedded multi-media card). This solid state storage technology greatly improves disk response time and is suitable for high performance applications. More importantly, the ultra-thin size advantage of eMMC allows LIVA Mini PC Kit to be palm-sizes small.

Connect your LIVA to the world via its WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Card. There's also high-speed USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN and audio output, plus both HDMI and VGA outputs for dual-monitor applications and both Digital / Analog support.


ECS LIVA Quick Installation


Wireless Communication and Easy Setup

Both the WiFi and Bluetooth options are upgradable to stay compatible with future standards, thanks to the onboard M.2 interface, as known as NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor). This latest interface provides a better, faster standard for connection and expansion.

LIVA is so light and portable that you can carry your entire PC with you wherever you go, set it up in seconds, and just plug it into to any standard screen and keyboard, anywhere. How fast can you build a new PC? With the LIVA Mini PC Kit's screw-less design, users can easily assemble their own PC and have the hardware ready to go within 40 seconds.

Technical Specifications

Motherboard:- ECS BAT-MINI

CPU / Chipset:- Intel Bay Trail-M

Memory:- 2GB DDR3L
Storage:- eMMC 32GB

LAN:- Realtek RTL8111G
Audio:- Realtek ALC282(2CH) Combo Jack

Wireless:
- By NGFF Card: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0

I / O Interface:
- 1 HDMI
- 1 VGA
- 1 USB 3.0 / 1 USB 2.0
- 1 Audio Combo Jack
- 1 Power Connector (Micro USB Port)
- 1 LAN Port

Thermal:- 1 Fan-less Heat Sink

OS Support:- Windows 8.1 (64-bit)



More information about LIVA Mini PC Kit: http://www.ecs.com.tw/LIVA/

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