ECS Has A New Mini-PC on the Way, the LIVA X

Subject: Systems | December 10, 2014 - 03:03 PM |
Tagged: SoC, mini-pc, LIVA, Intel, ECS, Bay Trail

A new, more powerful ECS mini-PC has been reported by The Tech Report, and this latest iteration of the LIVA will be known as the "X".

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The LIVA X features a faster 2.25GHz dual-core CPU from its Bay Trail SoC, and maximum configurable memory has been doubled to 4GB. OS support has been revised as well, with Windows 7 supported - but only when using an mSATA SSD. The LIVA X still offers full Windows 8.1 support, along with beta Linux driver support as before.

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The LIVA X also offers one more USB 2.0 port than its predecessor, along with the same 32GB or 64GB eMMC storage onboard, Gigabit Ethernet, and included 802.11 wireless N card.

The LIVA proved to be a good value when we reviewed it, though it was underpowered for some desktop tasks. Adding another 2GB of memory as well as a slightly faster CPU will make this new version a very interesting product, depending on price. The new LIVA X hasn't shown up for sale just yet in the usual places, but the product page is up on the ECS site.

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December 10, 2014 | 07:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I wish these guys would make one with the AMD A10 Micro-6700T, 4GB of RAM and an option for an M.2/mSATA SSD instead of the eMMC version. They could make the box a little bigger and allow the end user to make the choice for storage. It would make a very good Linux/Windows PC if the drivers work well.

Oh well.

December 11, 2014 | 09:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'd really like to see the E3845 used in something. Quad-core, 64-bit, and the only Bay Trail Atom I'm aware of that supports 8GB RAM. Speaking from experience, don't waste your time with Atoms that support only 2GB RAM. Even if you don't plan on using it for tasks needing more RAM or a 64-bit OS, you'll quickly realize that 64-bit+4GB is the bare minimum for an enjoyable experience.

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