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81 reviews

Feb, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Ecs LIVA. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The design is also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the size.

price, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Ecs LIVA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Ecs LIVA from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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This summary is based on the product: ECS Elitegroup Liva BAT-Mini (1.0) Desktop

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (

ECS LIVA Core Review: A Fanless Core M mini-PC


The desktop PC market has been subject to many challenges over the last few years. However, the miniaturization trend (including the introduction of the ultra-compact form factor - UCFF - NUCs) has provided some bright spots. Compact PCs have been...

The ECS LIVA Core provided us with the opportunity to evaluate Core M in a desktop PC configuration. Compact fanless PCs that can be VESA-mounted on the back of a display are understandably popular, and the LIVA class of products from ECS caters to...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (

ECS LIVA x2 Review: A Compact & Fanless Braswell PC


The popularity of the NUC form factor has led to a resurgence in the nettop category. Thankfully, the core computing performance of the new systems has been miles ahead of the nettops of the past, and this has created an overall positive sentiment for...

The ECS LIVA x2 provided us with the opportunity to evaluate yet another Braswell-based passively cooled mini-PC (after already having had a look at the ASRock Beebox last month). However, the goal of ECS is quite different from that of ASRock. While...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (

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...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Steven Walton (techspot)

ECS Liva 64GB Mini PC Kit Review


Setting the bar for small form factor PCs in July, ECS' Liva made comparable machines look oversized and overpriced, weighing only 190g and measuring 118mm wide, 56mm tall and70mm deep. Since its debut, ECS has updated the Liva with a 64GB option and...

The Liva occupies little space and consumes even less power while providing enough juice to drive some 1080p content while costing under $200.

The box isn't as attractive after accounting for the cost of Windows, seeing its limited HTPC potential and experiencing its questionable reliablity.

While reviewing the unit we may have discovered an issue the Liva when it loses power suddenly. This was first noticed on day one when the Liva was left on overnight. By coincidence a large storm knocked the power out for a short period that night.The...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Sebastian Peak (

ECS LIVA Windows Based Mini PC Review: A Palm-Sized Desktop Computer


When Intel revealed their miniature PC platform in 2012, the new “Next Unit of Computing” (NUC) was a tiny motherboard with a custom case, and admittedly very little compute power. Well, maybe not so much with the admittedly: “The Intel NUC is an...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (

ECS Liva X review: Interesting form factor, but nothing outstanding to merit a recommendation - Tech2


We review the ECS Liva X small form factor PC which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB flash storage

The ECS Liva X does not have anything impressive to offer for us to recommend it. Just like some overpriced mini PCs we have seen in the past, the Liva X treads the same path. If you are still sold on the compact form factor of the ECS Liva X, you may...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Mithun Mohandas (

ECS Liva X Mini PC


Small, Cool and Economical

Great build quality ; Fanless design ; Low-power consumption

Upgrading storage is a little cumbersome ; Linux instructions unavailable

The LIVA X makes its debut in the market right when low-power SFF PCs are becoming really popular and given the configuration, it sits well with the competition as a Mini-PC capable of easily handling day-to-day browsing and office tasks.

Jul, 2015

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ECS LIVA X Mini PC Review


Compact size, Fanless design, plenty of connectivity ports

eMMC does not support Windows 7, Linux support not available

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Consumer review by: Arun V. (

Great Product , but some shortcomings


Did not use WIFI since the network switch was nearby Customer care link on the ECS Site does not seem to work Do not see an option where I can buy just the case anywhere

Extremely easy to set up Very easy to use and set up into your existing setup

The case is a pain - it does not close properly and if I try to snap it shut , the power button does not work. I have a spacer currently and it shows up as a roll of paper sticking out from the device. Not fun if you have to explain what it does to...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: TortugaJay (

Pretty sweet..


It's a computer and it fits in your hand! It runs full-fledged Windows! Boots in about 20 seconds. Fanless & silent. Runs Kodi (xbmc) terrifically

Does not run on a standard cell phone charger as this comes with a 3A one (though it may work on a 2A one too..?) Ram/disk/cpu are not replaceable. Only 2 USB ports, accessing BIOS/Boot Menu seems to only work on *some* keyboards, 32-bit Windows won't...

Jan, 2015