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

  • 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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With the Combination of "Living" and "Life" (Viva),
LIVA is Expressing the Passion and the Pursuit of Aesthetics in Every Way
ECS LIVA

World's Smallest Windows-Based Mini PC Kit

ECS LIVA

What's Included:

  • ECS BAT-MINI Motherboard (Intel CPU Onboard)
  • 2GB DDR3L Memory
  • eMMC Storage 32GB
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Combo Card
  • Antenna
  • Power Adapter
  • LIVA Case
  • Manual & Driver DVD

What's Needed:

  • Operating System
ECS LIVA

Windows Based OS

With the anticipation and excitement to have Windows-Based Mini PC, LIVA is proud to bring you the latest Windows 8.1 OS support to ensure you a pleasant user experience.


ECS LIVA ECS LIVA

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.


ECS LIVA

Power Saving
LIVA Only Uses About as Much Power as Just a Light Bulb!

Equipped with Low Voltage DRAM and Intel Bay Trail-M SoC with Micro USB power supply design, which only takes 5V / 15W of total power consumption, LIVA brings great energy saving ability and the most efficient performance.


ECS LIVA

Mobility-Walking PC

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


ECS LIVA
ECS LIVA

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!


ECS LIVA

Intel® Bay Trail-M SoC Processor

Featuring Intel® Bay Trail-M SoC (System-on-a-Chip) processor, based on the new low-power consumption micro-architecture "Silvermont" Providing the fan-less thermal design with better acoustic performance, LIVA is a great Mini PC with the advantages of high performance and power saving.


ECS LIVA

eMMC Storage Technology

eMMC - Embedded Multi-Media Card - is comprised of both flash memory and a flash memory controller, which is often used for mobile devices. eMMC greatly reduces the response time and is suitable for high performance applications. The ultra-thin eMMC allows LIVA Mini PC Kit to be incredibly small.


ECS LIVA

M.2 Socket Wireless Communication
(Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Card)

The evolution of onboard interface M.2 socket provides a superior standard for connecting NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor), a better and faster standard for connection and expansion. LIVA adopts the latest M.2 Interface with the Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Combo Card for Better wireless communication.


ECS LIVA

Low Voltage DRAM

LIVA Integrates low voltage Double Data Rate III Synchronous DRAM, usually used for Notebook PCs, which uses 8% less power than regular DRAM. DDR3L is ideally suited for the main memory application, which requires large memory density, high bandwidth and low power operation.


ECS LIVA ECS LIVA

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

General

Brand
ECS
Model
Liva 2GB/32GB
Color
Black

CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Bay Trail-M N2807 1.58GHz

Memory Supported

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

Storage

Hard Drive Installed
32GB eMMC

Audio

Onboard Audio
Realtek ALC282
Channel
2 Channel

Communications

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

Front Panel Ports

Front Audio Ports
1 x Combo Audio Jack

Back Panel Ports

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

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.
(Windows 7 and Ubuntu will be available soon)

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!

General

Group
2GB / 32GB eMMC

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the ECS (EliteGroup) Liva 2GB/32GB

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  • Jesse C.
  • 3/24/2015 7:36:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Machine

Pros: It preforms nicely as a media PC, and its USB 3.0 support means you can use it as a NAS device.

Cons: I would have loved to see an SD card slot, because after installing windows 8.1 you have just over 10 GB of usable space.
Also the USB 3.0 port (bottom) only accommodates very thin thumb drives, due to its proximity to the power, and HDMI ports

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  • Christopher C.
  • 3/21/2015 9:29:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnice form factor - fragile connector

Pros: Nice small form factor, Bios decent, sturdy box. Easily installed ubuntu and the user experience was ok.

Cons: flimsy power connector. one post of the female connector on the motherboard broke free on the third plug in.

Other Thoughts: I like the product overall, considering cutting the power adapter male termination and soldering the power wires directly to the motherboard.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 3/16/2015 3:20:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but...

Pros: Small
Fast-ish
Ultra convenient (tied with size and setup)

Cons: Almost everything is embedded.

Other Thoughts: I got this briefly as a test. Wanted a super small PC for my Mom. Ended up somewhat liking the size and convenience, however most will find being limited to 32GB of storage extremely limiting - sure you can add external storage, but gosh forbid your Windows or OS install grow beyond 32GB. The possibility of having programs "spread" to off-device storage really put me off and RAM was also an issue. 2GB is OK, but for a fluid Windows 8.1 media center, I figured I wanted the option to go with more. I returned this and went with the Brix instead and am very happy. The Brix with 4GB and a 128GB SSD came up to not a whole lot more than the Liva and I was so impressed that I will give the Celeron version to my Mom and likely grab an I5 version for myself. These tiny PCs are still pretty darned powerful.

I think the Liva might be more fitting as a dedicated surf/email machine vs. anything more.

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.

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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  • Jason S.
  • 3/7/2015 6:09:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small Size
Completely Silent
Linux Friendly

Cons: Only Two USB Ports
HDMI blanks if A/V receiver is turned off

Other Thoughts: Really happy with this. It was a breeze to set up and get working under Ubuntu 14.04 (I did have to upgrade the kernel to something more recent to get HDMI audio working, but that was pretty easy, too). I haven't needed the wireless or bluetooth, so I don't know how well they work. Seems to work fine as a MythTV front-end, except the HDMI blanks out if turn the A/V receiver off. It reboots fast enough that that's not a big problem.

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  • GEORGE W.
  • 3/1/2015 4:39:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Box

Pros: EXTREMELY Fast boot
Runs win 8.1,IBM Notes 9,Excel 2003 at the same time flawless

Cons: only 32gb's storage space,after installing the OS and "Basics" had 11gb's free
Hindsight is 20/20 I should have bought the 64gb model

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace my Dinosaur PC at work, powered usb hub is a must

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  • chris b.
  • 2/22/2015 2:46:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPerfect Seam Box

Pros: Got this little guy to use as a Steam Streaming Box, works great. Handles full 1080p streams from my main gaming rig wired or wireless.

Cons: Only things i had issue with were the fact it you can not use Win7, you must use Win8 or linux due to Win7 does not support emmc storage for the OS. Given that im booting strait in to BigPicture mode you dont really notice but would have preferred 7. only other issue was the built in BT. While it it works, I found I had to pair my DS4 every single time I booted. Not a deal breaker but i didnt like having to go back out of BP mode then back in. I solved this by just using a 360controller and a wireless adapter.

Other Thoughts: I bought this on sale for $99 wich makes it a great deal for a steam streamer. Was looking at the ForgeTV as well at the same price point. While im sure FTV will be great full win 8 PC for $99 is hard to beat.

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  • Martin G.
  • 2/20/2015 7:59:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Media Server

Pros: - Tiny, inexpensive Plex Media Server
- Full-blown dual core Intel Bay Trail processor for $110 bucks
- Runs 64-bit Ubuntu Linux or Windows 8.1
- No fan noise
- Low power consumption
- Great hobbyist computer
- Can play Minecraft at decent speed/framerate
- Runs Firefox and Chrome

Cons: - Only 32Gb internal storage
- Only 13Gb left free after installing Ubuntu 14.10 with xfce window manager
- Some assembly required
- Very small Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna connectors
- Performance is adequate to slow
- Streaming video will stutter if two or more users are watching simultaenously
- Bluetooth not recognized under Ubuntu Linux (although I haven't really tried very hard since I don't use the Bluetooth feature)

Other Thoughts: I needed something that would run Plex Media Server and Subsonic to stream movies, TV shows and music to Macs, iPhones and iPads on my local network, as well as over the internet -- say, to my iPad while working out at the gym. I was ready to spend around $500 for a Mac mini to replace my circa-2006 MacBook Pro Core Duo as my Media Server, but when I saw the ECS Liva on NewEgg for $109 shipped, I decided to take a chance. I'm a Mac user by custom and trade, but I decided to use the ECS Liva to learn more about Ubuntu Linux.

After more than two months with the ECS Liva, I am happy to report that it is fitting the bill of media server quite admirably. After assembling the unit, I installed Ubuntu Linux 14.10 64-bit on the internal 32Gb eMMC flash storage. There are 13Gb left free after installing the OS, although I could probably trim that even further if I installed the lighter Xubuntu instead of Ubuntu with the default Unity Desktop. I connected two external USB hard drives via a powered USB hub, so I now have 500Gb of external storage attached to the ECS Liva. It runs Chrome, SABnzbd+, SickBeard, Subsonic server, and Plex Media Server. I can watch video streams via Plex client on my Roku Stick in the living room, as well as Plex client on my iPad at the gym. If my wife and I are watching Plex videos at the same time on our iPads, the video tends to stutter. I guess that's the performance limit of the Intel Bay Trail processor in this thing.

There's a Wi-Fi card installed, but I don't use it as I have the ECS Liva connected directly to my router via Ethernet. I also don't use Bluetooth, so I haven't tried to get Bluetooth recognized and working under Linux.

The unit is running 24/7 as my media server, and for $109 I couldn't be happier. I definitely feel like I'm getting more than my money's worth, for what I need the ECS Liva to do. My son has also installed and played Minecraft on this tiny computer, in case anyone is curious.

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  • Richard W.
  • 2/20/2015 1:44:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Steam Streamer

Pros: Works perfectly as Steam streamer in big picture mode on Windows 8.1 with ethernet (wifi untested).
1080p on TV at 30-60 fps depending on the game.
HDMI audio and analog audio work great.

Cons: No real cons. Just be aware that it's light so find a sturdy place if you're plugging wired controllers in.

Other Thoughts: All the drivers are on the ECS web site - you need to install them after doing the base Windows install.
Check out 'XBStart' if you want to control the whole thing from an
XBox controller.

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  • Alexandr C.
  • 2/17/2015 7:56:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlex Home Theater

Pros: Small
No Fan
HDMI with Audio
Fast Storage

Cons: Don't think this has enough heat disipation

Other Thoughts: Installed windows 8.1 with Plex Home Theater
This thing works like champ. plays 1080p60 mts files without any issues
MKV 1080p play fine as well.
Replaced my hacked Apple TV with this guy, and really happy

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  • Kyle W.
  • 2/16/2015 3:31:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat idea, Poor Construction.

Pros: Tiny, would have done exactly what I needed it to do...

Cons: Power button broke on second push. Not wanting to give up immediately I just ripped off the button facade so I could push the button on the board directly. No biggie.

Wireless connector - TERRIBLE. I can't believe how fragile this thing is - again, broke it within 30 seconds of trying to connect it. The procedure is like the crazy docking scene in Interstellar. BUT, again, I was going to wire the thing directly anyway, so not a deal breaker....

But oh LAN connector, why did you have to be so junky? I've built dozens of PCs, fixed incalculable numbers of PCs, and I've never seen such a piece of junk. It disconnected every ten seconds, and got worse and worse as I tried to troubleshoot, eventually not working at all. Bummer.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure I'm just asking for pain but I'm going to try to replace this thing. If it worked it'd just be too perfect.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing Liva system. If you haven't already, please contact us. We would like to work with you on your Wifi and power button issues and providing an RMA if necessary.

When contacting us, you can refer to case #ECD15021710003

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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