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ECS this week formally announced its Gemini Lake-based ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktop PCs that were first demonstrated in January. The new systems are aimed at office and digital signage applications, they also feature two GbE connectors, a requirement of ECS’ enterprise customers. The ECS LIVA Z2 and Z2V computers are based on Intel’s Gemini Lake SoCs with two or four cores as well as UHD 600-series integrated graphics. The new LIVA Z2-series UCFF PCs offer higher general-purpose performance compared to their LIVA Z predecessors because of the Goldmont Plus CPU microarchitecture. Furthermore, the new systems also feature an improved media processing engine with support for 10-bit HEVC and 10-bit VP9 video. Meanwhile, only the LIVA Z2 supports a native HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 display...

ECS at CES 2018: LIVA Z2, LIVA Q2 & LIVA One SoC Gemini Lake-Based UCFF PCs

UPDATE 1/12, 2:15 PM ET: Adding MSPRs for the Z2 and Q2 entry-level configs. LAS VEGAS, NV — ECS demonstrated a few of its upcoming ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs based...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2018

ECS Adds LIVA Q to Lineup: a 5 Oz Apollo Lake Nettop with HDMI 2.0 for Consumers

ECS has expanded its family of ultra-compact LIVA-branded PCs for consumers with a new model called the LIVA Q, which is smaller than some mice. The new system is...

8 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2017

Analyzing Z370 for Intel's 8th Generation Coffee Lake: A Quick Look at 50+ Motherboards

The launch of Intel’s new 8th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ processors for desktops is going to be an interesting one. On one side it redefines Intel’s main product stack and...

82 by Ian Cutress, Anton Shilov, Joe Shields & Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2017

The ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2 Mini ITX Motherboard Review

In this review, we are having a look at the ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2, a Mini ITX motherboard based on the Intel Z270 chipset and marketed towards gamers and...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/5/2017

ECS Quietly Adds PB01CF Ultra Compact PC to Lineup: a 5 Oz Apollo Lake Desktop

ECS has quietly added a new small x86 desktop computer into its lineup. The ECS PB01CF ultra-compact PC is powered by Intel’s Apollo Lake platform and uses an enclosure...

38 by Anton Shilov on 5/5/2017

ECS LIVA Z Fanless Dual-LAN Apollo Lake UCFF PC Review

The market for UCFF (ultra-compact form factor) PCs has seen tremendous growth since the introduction of the Intel NUCs in early 2013. Various motherboard and system vendors have their...

30 by Ganesh T S on 3/30/2017

ECS Expands LIVA mini-PC Family with Z-Series at CES 2017

ECS has announced a number of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs in the LIVA family at CES 2017. These build upon the success enjoyed by the LIVA brand over the...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/5/2017

ECS Preps LIVA Z: Apollo Lake-Based Nettop with 4K and USB-C Support

ECS has quietly published brief specifications of its new miniature LIVA Z personal computer, which indicates that the system is set to hit the market in the coming weeks...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2016

More Atom: Apollo Lake On Display

Further to our recent post about spotting Denverton silicon on display at Computex this year, we also caught an Apollo Lake mini-PC motherboard doing the rounds at the ECS...

17 by Ian Cutress on 7/15/2016

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...

30 by Ganesh T S on 2/1/2016

ECS Goes Skylake with LIVA One

At CES 2016, ECS displayed their consumer-focused as well as OEM products to the press and business customers. On the direct-to-consumer side, ECS had some 100-series chipset boards on...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/19/2016

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...

35 by Ganesh T S on 10/7/2015

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 have been miles ahead...

30 by Ganesh T S on 8/24/2015

Intel Skylake Z170 Motherboards: A Quick Look at 55+ New Products

Along with the launch of the two Skylake-K processors today, we also have a raft of new motherboards to go with them. The Skylake processors use the LGA 1151...

85 by Ian Cutress on 8/5/2015

A New Challenger Appears: Realtek Dragon NIC on ECS Z170 Motherboards

When a motherboard manufacturer develops a product, it has to consider which third party controllers are going to be used. When we discuss network controllers, there are several entrants...

26 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2015

ECS To Remain in Motherboard Market: Dispels Rumor

As active members of the PC components industry, we tend to try to keep our ear to the ground relating to how the different companies are approaching their product...

40 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2015

ECS LIVA X Review: A Fanless Bay Trail-M mini-PC

Over the last couple of years, mini-PCs in the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) have emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. ECS first took...

35 by Ganesh T S on 1/16/2015

ECS Unveils Z97I-Drone: More Mini-ITX for Haswell

Our recent review of $140 Z97 mini-ITX boards left us wanting more. There is plenty of potential in the mini-ITX form factor even at the low end price points...

7 by Ian Cutress on 10/9/2014

ECS Reveals LIVA Product Roadmap

The PC market is warming up to the ECS LIVA 'nettop' that we reviewed back in July. The fanless nature and low cost, as well as 'good-enough' performance serve...

3 by Ganesh T S on 9/4/2014

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