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ECS LIVA Z and LIVA ZE mini PCs powered by Apollo Lake processors at CES 2017

First time about LIVA Z powered by the Intel Apollo Lake processors (Intel Celeron N3350, N3450 or N4200 processor) heard during Computex 2016. ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems – The global leading motherboard, Mini-PC, Notebooks and mobile device manufacturer) responsible for the success LIVA Z, was also present at CES 2017 and showed his mini PCs. Therefore,  we can share with you more information about the model specifications: LIVA Z and LIVA ZE.

ECS Liva Z

LIVA Z

Both mini PCs are 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.

ECS LIVA ZE

LIVA ZE

Below compares the specifications – LIVA Z and LIVA ZE.

LIVA Z LIVA ZE
CPU Intel Apollo Lake SoC
(Intel Celeron Processor N3350 / N3450 / N4200)
(6W TDP)
PCH Integrated
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 500 / 505
Memory 2x DDR3L SO-DIMM Slots
Storage 1x eMMC 32G/64G
1x M.2 2242 SATA III
1x eMMC 32G/64G
1x M.2 2242 SATA III
1x 2.5″ SATA III
Wi-Fi Intel AC3165 1×1 802.11ac + BT 4.0
Ethernet 2x Gigabit LAN with RJ-45
(Realtek RTL8111H)
Display Outputs 1 × HDMI (confirmation required for 1.4b or 2.0 + HDCP 2.2)
1 × mDP 1.2
Audio 1x Combo Jack (Realtek ALC283) 1x Combo Jack (Realtek ALC283)
1x Digital Microphone Input
USB 3 × USB 3.0 Type-A (5 Gbps)
1 × USB 3.0 Type-C (5 Gbps)
Dimensions 117 mm × 128 mm × 33 mm 117 mm × 128 mm × 51 mm
PSU External – 19V @ 2.1A
(40 W)
External – 19V @ 3.42A
(65 W)
VESA Mounts 75 mm / 100 mm, one bracket included
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Linux-based OS (UEFI mode)
Microsoft Windows 10

 

Both miniPCs are very similar, but LIVA ZE has a 2.5 “SATA bay, a digital microphone input, and four RS232 COM ports, also LIVA ZE will be sold with Linux or Windows 10. At the moment no information about availability and prices.

Of course, LIVA Z and LIVA ZE mini PC in addition to home use as a home entertainment center, or mini PC to work, you can be used commercially as: Industrial Control, Digital Signage, Interactive Kiosks and education applications or other.

Source: ECS and CNXSoft