This year ECS introduces a tiny desktop computer capable of running Windows, Ubuntu, or other operating systems. The ECS Liva is small enough to hold in one hand, priced at under $200 (and currently available for just $110), and sold as a sort of DIY kit: you have to put the system board and the case together yourself.
ECS has a new model on the way, and it will have additional storage options, could have a faster processor, and has a new case design.
It’s called the LIVA X, and it will likely launch in early 2015.
Like the original, the new ECS Liva X will be available with 32GB to 64GB of eMMC flash storage. But it will also have an mSATA slot for a solid state drive.
The new system will be available with 2GB or 4GB of RAM, an Intel Bay Trail-M or Bay Trail-I processor with a clock speed up to 2.25 GHz, and there will be a model that comes with Windows 8.1 with Bing software, as well as models that ship without an operating system.
Each model should have 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGA ports, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
The ECS Liva X measures 5.3″ x 3.3″ x 1.6″.