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LIVA 32GB 2GB DDR3L RAM installed 32GB eMMC Storage

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  • Upgraded with Intel Bay Trail-M N2807 1.58 GHz
  • 32GB eMMC Storage
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • Dual Graphics Display
  • Low Power Consumption (5V / 15W)

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Learn more about the ECS (EliteGroup) Liva 2GB/32GB

General

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Brand
ECS
Model
Liva 2GB/32GB
Color
Black

CPU Supported

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CPU Type
Intel Bay Trail-M N2807 1.58GHz

Memory Supported

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Memory installed
2GB DDR3L RAM installed
Memory slot
1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM

Storage

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Hard Drive Installed
32GB eMMC

Audio

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Onboard Audio
Realtek ALC282
Channel
2 Channel

Communications

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LAN
Realtek RTL8111G
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless LAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0

Front Panel Ports

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Front Audio Ports
1 x Combo Audio Jack

Back Panel Ports

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HDMI
1
VGA
1 x D-sub
Rear USB
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
RJ45
1
Other Rear Ports
1 x Power Connector (Micro USB Port)

Features

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Features
32GB eMMC Storage

Supports Windows Based OS (not installed)
With the anticipation and excitement to have Windows-Based Mini PC, LIVA supports the lasted Windows 8.1 OS (not installed) to ensure you a pleasant user experience.

Dual Graphics Displays
With HDMI and D-Sub support, LIVA provides not only two independent output displays, offering a wise choice of home entertainment or multi-display applications, but also wide coverage support of both digital and analog displays.

Power Saving
LIVA only uses about as much power as just a light bulb!

Mobility-Walking PC
Seriously, there is nothing comparable to the mobility of LIVA Mini PC Kit. Based on low power consumption of Intel Bay Trail processor, LIVA can be booted up and operated simply by a power bank.

40-Second Set Up
With screw-free design of LIVA Mini PC Kit, users can easily self-assemble their own PC and finish all the processes within 40 seconds. And more importantly, it’s so fun and easy!

Group

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Group
2GB / 32GB eMMC
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the ECS (EliteGroup) Liva 2GB/32GB

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  • KC B.
  • 3/18/2016 10:54:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't last a year! And it was barely used!!

Pros: Small

Cons: Everything

Other Thoughts: Purchased this just under a year ago and should have returned it on day 1. From the jump it had issues. It would always hang on a reboot. It had to be shutdown and then powered on. This was used as a way to remote into my mother's network and it was only used about 6 times. It now will only boot into the UEFI. SO I have a small useless paperweight. I will avoid Elitegroup in the future.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing with your Liva system. If you haven't already, please contact us. We would like to work with you in finding a possible solution.

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • MATTHEW S.
  • 11/26/2015 9:37:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLoving it!

Pros: Been running Ubuntu and a Plex server on this for about 4 months now without a hitch, and really enjoying it. I was skeptical, but it seems to handle everything fine; the only issue is it struggles a bit processing video to stream elsewhere in the house on occasion.

Cons: Assembly of the wifi antenna was a nightmare with my big dumb sausage hands; I'm not even sure if it worked or not, as it's plugged into wired Internet with a cable. The processor is definitely a get-what-you-pay for situation.

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  • Scott L.
  • 10/8/2015 10:01:25 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSecond Unit, DEAD

Pros: Cheap, perhaps too cheap.

Good little paperweight, but expensive for a paperweight!

Cons: Dies after first use.
Takes a while to RMA.
Have to search for a replacement.

Other Thoughts: I bought the Liva with high hopes of using it for a very basic purpose. The first unit i bought i got it and installed Windows 8.1 Pro on it, it got offered the free upgrade to Windows 10 when 8.1 was done installing, upgraded it to 10. The install went really smooth compared to what some have reported. After 10 was done installing it ran really nice, it was pretty responsive and useable for such a low power unit. I used it for a few hours and shut it off, selecting shut down from the start menu. Came back a few hours later and tapped the power button and nothing. Wouldn't turn on, checked all connections and everything was where i left it a few hours prior. Tried another power adapter but nothing helped. So i RMA'd it with NewEgg, if anything NewEgg deserves at least four eggs for a quick RMA turnaround, but this unit deserves ZERO.

The new replacement unit came today, installed Windows 8.1 Pro, again upgraded it to 10, everything went as expected, unit was running great no problems, and again i messed around with it a couple hours and shut it off. Came back to it this evening and tried turning it on, NOTHING IT WAS DEAD AGAIN.

Seriously!! Is it some kind of thermal failure? The only thing i can figure is they heat up with use, then you shut them down and they cool off and something fails, maybe a bad solder joint somewhere, maybe the CPU has a cold solder joint, not sure, but again it failed in exactly the same situation, that can't be a coincidence??

There is no other reason for it!! I also bought a Liva X while the first Liva was being RMA'd, so far the X model has been running 24/7 for about two weeks, no problems whatsoever! The X model also has a huge heatsink and all metal case, so i suspect it has much better thermal abilities then the non-x Liva with a small heatsink and plastic case. The two i had that failed did get quite warm, not hot, but reasonably well above room temp. The plastic cases were averaging around 75-80 degrees, i could imagine placed in a closed cabinet with media equipment that would only get worse. The Liva X seems to maintain room temp within about 5 degrees, thats quite good for a fanless unit.

Save your money, get a Liva X or something else, i suspect this Liva has a design or manufacturing flaw and others will die in time. Or just don't turn it off!!!!

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  • Michael H.
  • 10/1/2015 11:31:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I purchased the Liva to replace a Raspberry Pi as a headless home server, a role it's performing admirably in. It's running Xubuntu and shares all my files, runs Couchpotato, Sonarr and more and doesn't break a sweat. Read speeds on my gigabit network average around 60 mb/s - far and away faster than the Pi.

It's also running a Plex server, which it does well except for transcoding. It can't really handle a transcode, and Plex clients have to accept direct stream for things to work well.

It's fairly low power and runs 24/7 without any problems. Current uptime is 55 days - it'd be about twice that if I hadn't lost power a couple months back.

Unlike a lot of people here, I didn't find the wireless antenna difficult to install at all. That said, I don't use the wireless functionality.

Cons: Running headless in Ubuntu requires a dummy HDMI or VGA plug - otherwise it just won't boot. A relatively cheap and easy fix, but an annoying one regardless. It also wouldn't boot without a keyboard until I was able to change a setting in Ubuntu itself.

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  • JIANHANG Z.
  • 9/30/2015 12:33:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this little machine

Pros: Very small.
Use very little electricity.
cost nothing on the bill.
Stable.
Run Windows 8.1(64bit) and Windows 10(64bit).
No issue to playback 1080p and BlueRay (5.1) movie.
Using a 2.5 inch 1TB Toshiba regular drive on USB3.0 port without additional power supply.

Cons: 5V/3A DC Adapter is special. I tried all other 5V (2A-4A) adapter. None of them can make it stable running. 5V battery bank, the same story.
So I guess the 5V/3A DC adapter from the box might be ~6V. not 5V. because when I use iPAD 5.2V/2.1A DC adapter, it seems better than others.
Heat sink is too small, it feels hot with my hand on it. LIVA X has larger and better heat sink.
LIVA X BOX is also designed much better than LIVA.
WIFI and Bluetooth is weak. not sure it is card itself or antenna issue.

Other Thoughts: I still gave it 5 stars, because it is really unique, as running Windows 10 modern OS and device size, it is hardly to find the similar product on the market.
Especially ECS tried 5V DC driven design. the same as raspberry pi but with Intel Processor. that is something really worth more than 5 stars.

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  • Terry C.
  • 9/25/2015 7:30:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsRunning Ubuntu 14.04

Pros: This box is silent. Heat has not yet been an issue.
I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on it, wifi works without installing additional drivers. I also have Asterisk FreePBX running on it, and was able to get at least 8 calls in conference app without any issue. As a regular desktop or XMBC media machine, it is a good value for the money as well. It boots in about 10 seconds, due to speed of flash storage.

Cons: For the non-technical buyer, it could be a challenge to install. You need to make a bootable USB stick from the Ubuntu ISO..and also go into the Bios and set the install OS option to Windows 7.. this stumped me for a couple hours as to why my installation couldn't see the eMMC storage.

Also, the 32GB internal storage is not going to be enough for many people including myself, so you'll have to add USB external storage if needed.

Other Thoughts: Could work well for a call center, as it uses low power, has very little heat, and makes no sound.

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  • Scott L.
  • 9/24/2015 1:36:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied...

Pros: Ok price, seems relatively responsive and quick in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Cons: Uses 5v Micro USB, would have been nicer to see a different dedicated power connector like the LIva X. Not sure if the Micro USB port is at fault on mine, but it died and won't come back to life.

Other Thoughts: Had it for almost two weeks, installed Windows 8.1 on it, got offered the upgrade to Windows 10, so i upgraded it. Was running really nice, good little media PC. Got done using it selected shut down from the start menu and walked away. Came back a few hours later tapped the power button and nothing, no light, no video output, no lights on the network port, just completely stone dead.

Tried a couple other power adapters of the same rating, 5v micro USB 3A, even tried a higher amperage unit, nothing. It wasn't the power supply that died, something in the Liva just up and died and it won't turn on anymore, not sure what but its dead.

Filed RMA to send it back for replacement, not sure i can trust it again but i will give them another chance to redeem themselves.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the power issue you had with your system. If you receive your replacement and have any issues or questions, please feel free to contact us. We would like to help in any way we can.

Thank you for you ECS purchase.

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • Lorraine V.
  • 9/15/2015 4:47:42 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice unit!

Pros: Works well, reasonable fast.

Cons: Mine came with a German keyboard. The Y and Z being flipped is quite distinctive.

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  • Satish S.
  • 9/12/2015 2:52:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot of much value

Pros: Small ..

Cons: WIFI is useless, particularly in Linux is a real pain to get working.
And then it has nearly zero range ..

As this comes WITHOUT windows, to say the windows drivers work is more than worthless as WIN7/8/10 license costs more than this unit..

Other Thoughts: Should have spent more money and gotten a NUC of some type ..

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated. We need your feedback in order to improve the quality of our products and service.

We are sorry to hear about the issues you are having with your wireless. For Windows, unfortuantely to keep this barebone system at this price, it is difficult to include an OS also this gives the user the flexibilty to install the supported OS of their choice.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or any ECS products, please contact us. We are here to help.

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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  • Chris H.
  • 9/2/2015 6:38:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsToo much trouble to be worth it even at $80

Pros: Small form factor, inexpensive

Cons: Antenna hard to assemble, stopped working, wireless won't work with Ubuntu

Other Thoughts: I bought this after doing a lot of research on mini-PCs. At $80 it was extremely inexpensive compared to others like it. I've assembled PCs before so putting this one together didn't look too daunting. I had a spare wireless keyboard/trackpad and was interested in installing and learning about Ubuntu. As this PC has VGA output I figured I could use it with an existing monitor with a VGA switch, which I then bought. The assembly of the wireless antenna was VERY difficult, but I knew that going in from other reviews and just chalked it up to part of the learning experience. Once I got the thing assembled I installed Ubuntu on it and that seemed to work OK, except that the wireless still didn't work. There's a documented fix for this but I didn't want to deal so I just bought a USB wireless dongle for about $10 - whatever. With that installed the unit worked OK for about a month of light use and then yesterday just suddenly stopped working. I turned it on but the monitor says no signal. I suppose now I will try to connect it to one of my other monitors via HDMI cable but doing so long term isn't really why I got this and this PC has now officially become more trouble than it's worth. So now when you consider the cost of the PC, wireless dongle and VGA switch I'm out about $100 total - not horrible, but certainly if I could do it over again I probably wouldn't buy this unit. At the end of the day I paid $100 to learn how to install Ubuntu. I wonder if I can return it. It will likely just sit unused now.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issue you had with your Liva system and appreciate the feedback. If you haven't already, please contact us and we can look into your issues and help find a solution.

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Andy
Phone# 1-510-456-9836
Email: andy_K@ecsusa.com

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