Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has just introduced LIVA, the smallest Windows-based mini PC kit designed for general computing, casual gaming and basic applications.
The word, LIVA, comes from the combination of "Living" and "Life (Viva)". 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 supports the latest Intel Celeron Bay Trail-M SoC (System-on-a-Chip) dual-core processor operating at up to 2 GHz in turbo mode. There's 2 GB of low-voltage DDR3L memory, which achieves power savings of 8 percent compared to old-fashioned DRAM.
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.
LIVA includes no hard disks, but there is 32 GB eMMC (embedded multi-media card).
LIVA can be connected to other devices via 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.
Both the WiFi and Bluetooth options are upgradable to stay compatible with future standards, thanks to the onboard M.2 interface.
Pricing and availability is not yet available.
- 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: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 (By NGFF Card)
- USB 3.0 / 2.0: 1/1 Port
- I/O Interface:
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)