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ECS Introduces LIVA Windows-Based Mini PC Kit

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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.

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Looks a bit cheap and well, rubbish.
 
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Looks like my car battery charger...
 
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When they said "stick with your 15" desktop screen" then I realized these people and their PR department haven't got a clue.

Nobody has had a 15" desktop screen since the VGA 1980's. Since 1990's the standard has been 17" and higher on a desktop.

If they fail so hard on the PR, then I'm sure they failed on the technical department too. Avoid.
 
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All valid, and excellent points.
 
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I mean, considering we see similar spec stuff in tablets, why does it have to use bulky plastic case? Why not slim aluminium case? It would look like a tiny modem or a router. Instead of this brick. Just saying...

Or even better, a thin aluminum case with VESA mounting holes so you could mount it to the back of the VESA capable LCD TV or monitor. So it would look like those Mac's where you basically have just a screen. Except you could use this one on ANY screen. Now that would make tons of sense.
 

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I thin you guys expect too much for $200.
 
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It's actually $180 shipped but there are way better options at $200....Yes, you should expect and can receive better better options at that price point...
example
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173035
You need to show me a Bay Trail-M system for $200, not AMD. Like really? I know there are affordable AMD boxes like this. There are other Intel ones now too, but they tend to take up a larger space.

Also, with this ECS LIVA unit, you need to add nothing but OS. Yours need memory as well. And drive? And that's your compare? You compare an incomplete system with a complete one? With completely different hardware?
 
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Yes what ECS put together at their costs is a good system....No doubt about it...
AS LONG AS YOU COMPARE IT AS YOU WOULD COMPARE PEPSI TO COCA~COLA!!!!-that does say a good deal for the value of this product with that type of comparison.
lol...
I can still build a better performing system for $180....and by build I mean mem an storage.

However!
I cannot do that and have a M.2 expansion.
And you have to buy Win8 another $100

After loading Win8 you're not really left with much storage on this which means about another $100 for an 80gb M.2 if yo wanna store movies, music etc...just in case you lose internet...

This is kind of a waste segment for Intel.
At $100 I am far better off doing the same stuff this thing does on Android tbh...
Ceton has "My Media" ($5) on Google Play which means in the US you can rent a cable card ($2) buy a Ethernet TV solution ($180) and use an Android pc on a stick ($50-$100) solution...
That gives me the same features with better performance for less money and more options...

Yes that's a fair way to look at this because even though the LIVA has Win8 it really doesn't have the functionality to really do Win8....as in more than you can do on Android....and more importantly I'm not just saying that the market is.