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Ecs LIVA

Ecs LIVA
alaScore 93

94 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 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. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The usability and size also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Ecs LIVA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Ecs LIVA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Ecs LIVA from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (pcmag.com)

ECS Liva Q2 Mini PC

 

Though a marvel in miniature, the ECS Liva Q2 Mini PC is a case of a small PC being a little too small. Despite its use of an efficient mobile CPU, it needs a fan to keep its thermals in check.

Uber-compact design. 4K output over HDMI. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Full-size Ethernet jack.

Fan spins up too often, and too audibly. Could use one more USB port. Performance is only good for single-program productivity work or display duty.

Bottom Line: Though a marvel in miniature, the ECS Liva Q2 Mini PC is a case of a small PC being a little too small. Despite its use of an efficient mobile CPU, it needs a fan to keep its thermals in check.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

ECS Liva Z2 Mini PC

 

The ECS Liva Z2 is a quiet, low-power mini desktop for niche use cases. It isn't fast enough to be a main PC for most folks, but it's an inexpensive option for digital signage, kiosks, and similar environs.

Compact, quiet fanless design. Easily upgradable memory and storage. 4K output over HDMI. USB-C connection. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

A little sluggish for serious multitasking work or typical home use. Only 32GB of flash storage included.

Bottom Line: The ECS Liva Z2 is a quiet, low-power mini desktop for niche use cases. It isn't fast enough to be a main PC for most folks, but it's an inexpensive option for digital signage, kiosks, and similar environs.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

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 (anandtech.com)

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 (anandtech.com)

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 (anandtech.com)

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 : Mike Jennings (hardwareheaven.com)

ECS Liva Q Review

 

The ECS LIVA Q is the smallest computer that we've ever seen. In fact, it's one of thesmallest PCs on the planet. And that's not being hyperbolic – it really is tiny. The ECS LIVA Q weighs just 260g and is 33mm tall – so, no bigger than a box of...

Impossibly tiny Solid, clever design Relatively affordable

Very slow in benchmarks No real upgrade potential So small you might lose it

Our ECS LIVA Q review shows that this machine is not fast, then, but it makes up for its understandable lack of speed in other areas.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Kevin Pocock (hardwareheaven.com)

ECS Liva Z Plus Kaby Lake VPro PC

 

Kaby Lake builds come in all shapes and sizes, so ultra-compact form factor systems are par for the course. They're certainly interesting, and clearly in demand for enterprise or office environments given VPro capabilities. Perhaps too for the home...

Given all-round performance and the VPro capabilities of this system, we’d say it’s well positioned for enterprise use. Certainly, the Liva Z Plus delivers good low-power productivity. That productivity can be boosted by expanded RAM, but the star here...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Steven Bassiri (tweaktown.com)

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 (tomsguide.com)

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

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