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alaScore 91

88 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 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. People are impressed by the price and usability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

design, size, usability, 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

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Apr, 2018

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 : John Burek (

ECS Liva Z Plus Review and Ratings


A compact, powerful Core i5 mini-desktop with an integrated mic and the option for vPro support, the Liva Z Plus works well as a multitasking dynamo deployed en masse for space-strapped offices or in small meeting rooms, or as an effective 4K signage...

Footprint is the size of a CD jewel case ; VPro support ; VESA-mountable

Accepts only short (42mm) M.2 SSDs, and no 2.5-inch bay ; No USB ports on back panel ; Mini-DisplayPort output with no mini-to-full-size adapter

Given that you're looking at a bit above or below $500 for the ECS Liva Z Plus in our test config, depending on whether you have to add a Windows 10 license, you need to ask how much you need the processor pop of a Core i5 before diving in.

Jun, 2017

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 : Andrew E. Freedman (

ECS Liva Core Review


The ECS Liva Core is perfectly serviceable as a basic productivity machine, and its fanless, understated design looks really great on your desk or in your entertainment center. It won't make a peep while you watch movies. While other mini PCs, like the...

Attractive design ; Plenty of Ports ; Fanless ; Built-in microphone ; Outputs to dual 4K monitors

No OS preinstalled ; Had trouble streaming 4K content ; No speaker to go with mic

The ECS Liva Core is a small, attractive and reliable mini PC that will run silently in your entertainment center.

Jan, 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

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No


Display included: No

Energy Management

AC input voltage:5
Power supply:15


On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input voltage:5
Power supply:15


L2 cache:1
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.58
Processor model:N2807


Operating system installed:FreeDOS


Card reader integrated: No
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:32


On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Weight & Dimensions