With the progress of technology ever increasing, it is not often we actually see things that break the traditional mold PC computing entails, with ever-bright screens connected to large metal boxes that sit on or around our desks. Yet the ever-changing nature of technology has definitely made such progress possible by nearly turning large tower-based PCs into relics of our past. Today's technology can take those large metal monoliths and compress them into something that easily fits in the palm of your hand. Today, we take a look at such a device, the ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit.
An affordable build-it-yourself PC that hardly consumes any power at all, ECS's LIVA Mini PC Kit comes with everything you need inside the box, barring OS and peripheral devices. Drawing under 25 W, this tiny PC has everything you need for basic daily computing, including support for the full version of Windows 8.1 x64, which allows you to complete all those basic office tasks via Windows software, and you can even playback and stream video content on a secondary screen.
|ECS LIVA Mini PC KIT|
|CPU:||Intel Bay Trail-M SoC|
|MEMORY:||2 GB DDR3L|
|Audio:||Realtek ALC282 (2 ch.)|
|NETWORKING:||Realtek RTL8111G & Azurewave WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 (via NGFF)|
|STORAGE:||32/64 GB eMMC (32 GB tested)|
|PORTS:||D-Sub, HDMI, 1x USB 2.0 port (rear), 1x USB 3.0 (rear), Audio (headphone on front), 1x LAN|
|GRAPHIC OUTPUT:||HDMI & D-Sub|
|DIMENSIONS:||118mm(W) x 56mm(H) x 70mm(L)|