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ECS LIVA Q Review

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Introduction


From the ECS website:
Founded in 1987, ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, is a top-notch manufacturer and supplier of several families of computer products in the industry. With almost 30 years of experience, ECS not only produces high-quality products such as motherboards, desktops, notebook computers, graphics cards and other mobile products, but also provides customized computer programming and hardware/ software design service for a wide variety of customers.
More than two decades, ECS has overcome a great deal of obstacles encountering new businesses and has experienced the joy of significant growth and development. ECS is strongly committed to develop cutting-edge technology in order to generate innovative products under environmental friendly designs. ECS comprehensive system of quality control provides our clients with reassurance and fosters long term cooperation.

Formed all the way back in 1987 as Elitegroup Computer Systems, ECS has become an industry-leading OEM that just so happens to extensively moonlight in the consumer market, offering mini-PCs, laptops, graphics cards, motherboards, tablets, and IoT devices. Even if you have never purchased an ECS branded product, you have likely used or owned one that was manufactured by them. ECS continues to be on a path of further diversification, which means it comes as no surprise that they continue to release more products that fall into the Internet of things category as it is still a growing market.

In today's review, I focus on the ECS LIVA Q; while similar to the LIVA Z, this offering comes in an even smaller form factor. Utilizing an Intel Celeron N3350 with 32 GB of eMMC storage, it is full of features in a tiny package. That said, let's take a closer look and see what the LIVA Q is all about!

Specifications
Model:ECS LIVA Q
Processor:Intel Celeron N3350
1.1 GHz (2.4 GHz Turbo)
Integrated Graphics:Intel HD Graphics 500
Memory:2x2 GB (2400 MHz LPDDR4)
Storage:32 GB eMMC Flash
Optical Drive:None
Audio:Apollo Lake SoC High Definition Audio Controller
Connectivity:1x HDMI v1.4b
1x USB 3.1 Type A
1x USB 2.0
1x Micro SD slot
1x Gigabit LAN port
Communications:Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174A
2x2 802.11ac - 867 Mbps
1x Realtek Gigabit LAN RTL8168/8111
Bluetooth 4.1
Cooling:Heatsink and Fan
Operating System:No OS
Windows 10 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS supported
Warranty:1 year
MSRP:$175.00
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