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alaScore 91

85 reviews

Apr, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Ecs LIVA. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, size, price

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 products: ECS Elitegroup Liva BAT-Mini (1.0) DesktopECS Elitegroup Liva BAT-Mini (1.0) Desktop

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (

ECS LIVA One Skylake mini-PC Review


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. The recent introduction of...

Back to the ECS LIVA One, we can say that the mini-PC packs a lot of punch in an economical package with acceptable trade-offs. The introduction of the mSTX form factor and systems like the LIVA One will serve to expand the market for DIY PC...

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...

Core M is a great fit for fanless 2-in-1s. However, in a desktop form factor, we believe consumers might be more attracted to the cheaper Braswell-based fanless PCs or opt to sacrifice the looks and form factor a bit, pay a premium and go for the...

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...

Coming to the business end of the review, we can say that, taken standalone, the ECS LIVA x2 more than delivers $170 worth of computing performance. It also manages to keep thermals under limit for consumer workloads. Features such as the EZ Charge USB...

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...

Back to the bigger picture, the question here is obviously the effect of LIVA on the nettop category. ECS has managed to put out a product which delivers better performance per dollar and better performance per watt compared to previous generation...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Steven Bassiri (

ECS LIVA ONE Review - A SFF PC with Muscle


Looking for a SFF PC as a desktop replacement in places where space is of concern? You might want to check out the ECS LIVA ONE.

Feb, 2016

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: Derek Smith (

ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review


The New ECS LIVA MINI PC Kit runs a fully dressed Intel BayTrail-M SoC (Intel Celeron Processor N2807), which has a full 1MB cache with turbo mode of up to 2.16

– Very easy to build ; – Excellent power saving device ; – Super quiet in fact it’s completely dead silent. ; – Dual Monitor support using Intel HD Graphics on the CPU ; – Could be great backup computer for long power outage with a working LAN...

– 32GB of Memory is way too little to work with; 90GB would be a great start. ; – Passive heatsink lets processor get hot. ; – Limited USB ports ; – Comes with a DVD that is useless unless you have another computer or a portable USB DVD drive

It’s really hard to believe that you are using a silent little box with a green light on it to do and run all that you can do on this computer. It’s as good as many laptops with a desktop feeling. I know the test results put it dead last but it really...

Sep, 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

Product Specifications

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1