ECS Elite Group Computer Systems has been there since 1987 manufacturing computer hardware and software products. ECS has offices all around the world to cater customers needs and services with head office at Taipei, Taiwan. Its manufacturing Unit is in China. ECS released the world's smallest Liva Q Mini PC with 4K display capability.
ECS Liva Q Mini PC Details
ECS produces a variety of computer products including Motherboards, Notebooks, Tablets, Mini PCs and IOT Devices. Existing Liva series Mini PCs are Liva Q, Liva Z, Liva Z Plus and Liva XE.
Liva Q Mini PC does not come with a monitor. It supports a TV or Monitor with resolution up to 3840x2160. This resolution is also called 4K UHD.
It fits comfortably in any palm as its dimensions are only 70 x 70 x 3.14 mm. Its volume is hardly 0.15 liter. It is very compact in size.
Memory and Storage
It comes in two variants 2GB and 4GB RAM paired with 32GB and 64 GB eMMC storage options.
Better go with Windows 10 version as Ubuntu 16 may not be as candy as you expect.
Processor and Motherboard
Latest Intel Apollo Lake SOC (Software on Chip) runs the pc like a regular Desktop pc. Variants available are Pentium N4200 and Celeron N3350. Apollo Lake processors support 4K Video, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 6W-12W thermal power, fast Video Acceleration, 15 simultaneous 1080p decoding capability and extensive Media Encoding and Decoding capability.
One USB 2.0 port and One USB 3.0 is sufficient for all connecting all old and new devices. One and only HDMI port allows this min pc to be connected to TV or monitor. You can connect a LAN cable for cable internet or networking.
Support for WIFI AC bands and Bluetooth 4.1 makes this mini PC an all rounder Laptop.
If you connect Live Q Mini PC to any HDMI Display device, Mini PC automatically Boots up and starts. You can use TV remote to switch on TV as well as this Mini PC. Switching Off TV shuts down this mini pc too.
Availability and Price Information
Liva Q Mini PC is released in India at a price of around ₹15,000 for Windows 10 Version. You can buy it online from Amazon.com or Flipkart.in. Flipkart currently sells only Liva X model with 2GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC storage. Amazon.in is yet to acquire stock.
Liva Q Mini PC Specification
|Platform||Intel® Apollo Lake Pentium® N4200 SOC, Intel® Apollo Lake Celeron® N3350 SOC|
|Expansion Slot||1 x Micro SD slot (Max:128GB)|
|LAN||1 x Gigabit LAN|
|USB||1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port, 1 x USB 2.0 Port|
|Video Output||1 x HDMI Port|
|Wireless||Intel® WiFi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.1|
|Dimension||70 x 70 x 31.4 mm|
|VESA||Supports 75mm / 100mm|
|Adapter||Input: AC 100-240V,Output: DC 12V / 2A|
|OS Support||Windows 10 64bit, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, *Recommends to install Windows, ECS does not provide other OS installation technical support.|
|Accessories||1 x Power adapter, 1 x VESA Bracket, 6 x VESA Mount Screws, Quick Guide & Driver DVD|
This ECS Liva Q Mini PC aims to target Mini PCs users and Users who want to convert their TV to work Smart. We expect an Android variant too in this price segment. If you plan to make your TV smart, you better buy some Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick to enjoy controlling the with either smart phone or remote. If you want to do some casual computer work, you can buy this Liva Q Mini Pocket PC to turn any LCD or LED TV with a HDMI port to a full fledged computer. You should carry Mouse and Keyboard in a separate bag in that case. Also, you can not use this Mini PC when there is no AC supply.
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