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ECS LIVA

ECS LIVA
alaScore 89

42 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of ECS LIVA. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the usability.

size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ECS LIVA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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ECS LIVA Review: The Nettop Rises Again

 

Nettops and netbooks, as a class of products, have been on the decline over the last few years. The most significant issue with the nettops was obviously the anaemic CPU performance. As consumers realized that they could get much better performance per...

Coming to the business end of the review, it is clear that ECS must be applauded for trying to resurrect the nettop by cutting the appropriate corners while delivering a better performing machine (compared to older nettops) in a fanless chassis. The...

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Good for XBMC

 

Does Gotham XBMC pretty well ; Fanless...0 noise ; Low powered

Flash video performance sub par ; Video stutters ; Max 2GB of memory. For Windows 8.1 that's a bit paltry

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ECS Liva 32GB Black

 

I use this for xbmc and for streaming it works pretty good and pretty snappy compared to a fanless atom process with nvidia ion it replaced. WiFi is okay. not a great connection but atleast it doesn't drop connections. Videos stream decently but at...

Small. Low Power usage. Cool to the touch

Only 2 USB ports ; Whatever USB device is connected into the USB ports, the USB connector part gets pretty hot. I think because of this, the USB device constantly gets disconnected and reconnected. I can hear the sound when a USB is dropped and...

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The Little Engine That Could!

 

I bought this on sale and it was a REALLY good buy! Even at the normal price this is a really neat little machine. I wouldn't mind having another hanging around just to play around with. If you're into Netflix, I would recommend Windows 8.1 since the...

This is without a doubt my ideal Media Center PC! Tested with Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu, it could probably handle Ubuntu just fine but haven't tested that ; XBMC worked very well with both Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu, even with my Blu-Ray rips being played...

Driver setup is a little clunky, all the drivers come on a disk which means you either need a USB disk drive or network your computers drive. I just used the Intel driver update utility to find the most up-to-date graphics drivers. Honestly can't think...

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Works for what I need it for

 

Tied to windows 8.1 or a UEFI compatible linux. I installed Windows 8.1 and it runs dog slow, stripped down windows 8.1 and it runs okay. would have like to see the 'vga' port stripped in lieu of more USB, had to get a USB hub. Overall the price is...

quiet, small and does the job. Unit boots quick to desktop and uses very little power

Tied to windows 8.1 or a UEFI compatible linux. slow, no ram or SDD expansion. 2 usb ports

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100% for a week now always on

 

Surf the web, or maybe even use it as a media server. Don't think you will be loading Photoshop on this little ankle biter.

The little box boots up extremely fast. I've been running the unit full time 24/7 for the last week, and I've no issues with it. For basic web surfing, it's great and quick. I wouldn't load a bunch of applications on it. I use it as a PRTG probe, and...

It has a cheap housing, like a snap together model but without any glue. Some people complain about the wireless antennas. I don't use the wireless and didn't install it, I use the direct ethernet plug

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WiFi+Bluetooth Problem

 

Seems like my wifi+bluetooth issues are hardware related. Started a case with ECS support. WiFi needed for my purpose, so this is pretty much a brick for me until the problem is resolved.

Love the small form concept

WiFi+Bluetooth is not working. It should work out of the box with Windows 8.1 ; Could use a 3rd usb port

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ECS LIVA

 

Seems like my wifi+bluetooth issues are hardware related. Started a case with ECS support. WiFi needed for my purpose, so this is pretty much a brick for me until the problem is resolved.

Love the small form concept

WiFi+Bluetooth is not working. It should work out of the box with Windows 8.1 ; Could use a 3rd usb port

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Almost perfect tiny PC

 

I fell in love with my new toy! This is a great solution for an "always on" little PC/server since it only uses 4W. Installing Windows 8.1 was a snap, all updated drivers are on the ECS site, and it has plenty of punch. It is now running my VPN, Plex...

Tiny (yeah, really tiny) ; Ultra low power use (4W) ; Runs faster than my older laptop ; Installing Windows 8.1 was easy ; All drivers available from ECS website

Could really use another USB port ; 64 Gb of internal storage would have been even nicer ; The little antenna wires were hard to snap on

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ECS LIVA

 

I fell in love with my new toy! This is a great solution for an "always on" little PC/server since it only uses 4W. Installing Windows 8.1 was a snap, all updated drivers are on the ECS site, and it has plenty of punch. It is now running my VPN, Plex...

Tiny (yeah, really tiny) ; Ultra low power use (4W) ; Runs faster than my older laptop ; Installing Windows 8.1 was easy ; All drivers available from ECS website

Could really use another USB port ; 64 Gb of internal storage would have been even nicer ; The little antenna wires were hard to snap on

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