ECS LIVA Z 6

ECS LIVA Z

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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.

ECS, properly known as Elitegroup Computer Systems, has been around for ages. Founded in 1987, they have carved out their place in the industry as a leading OEM. Not to be left out, however, they also dabble in the consumer market, having at one time or another offered mini-PCs, laptops, graphics cards, etc. As of today, they offer tablets, systems, digital signage systems, motherboards, and even IoT devices. Suffice it to say, ECS is kind of like Foxconn in that even if you haven't bought something from them directly, you more than likely have used products manufactured by them.

In today's review, I look at the ECS Liva Z mini-PC based on the Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3350 SOC. This palm-sized system is certainly unique. It can even be upgraded to some extent, which is, to be honest, somewhat unexpected. Did I mention it comes with Windows 10? Let's take a closer look at what this mighty mini has to offer.

Specifications
Model:ECS LIVA Z N33
Processor:Intel Celeron N3350 SOC
1.10 GHz (2.4 GHz Turbo)
Integrated Graphics:Intel HD Graphics 500
Memory:4 GB (1x 4 GB) 1600 MHz DDR3L
2x SO-DIMMs slots
8 GB Max supported
Storage:32 GB eMMC Flash
1x M.2 Expansion slot
Optical Drive:None
Audio:Realtek HD Audio ALC283
Connectivity:1x HDMI v1.4
1x Mini DisplayPort
1x Digital microphone jack
1x Audio combo jack
3x USB 3.0 Type A
1x USB 3.0 Type C
2x Gigabit LAN ports
Communications:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
1x1 802.11ac
2x Realtek Gigabit LAN
Bluetooth 4.0
Cooling:Passive heatsink
Operating System:Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Warranty:1 year
MSRP:$259.99
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