ECS started showing of a new line of fanless mini desktop computers featuring Intel Gemini Lake chips in January. Now the company is providing more details about the ECS Liva Z2 and Liva Z2V.
Both devices are basically tiny desktops designed to be used for digital signage, low-power workstations, or other situations where a noise-less computer is more important than a high performance one.
The little computers measure about 5.2″ x 4.6″ x 2.2″, making them small enough to easily connect to the back of a display or hide below a desk.
The key differences between the two different models are that the Liva Z2 has dual HDMI ports (1 x HDMI 2.0 and 1 x HDMI 1.4), while the Liva Z2V has an HDMI 1.4 port, and a VGA port.
Both systems will be available with Intel Celeron N4000, Celeron N4100, or Pentium N5000 processors and 32GB or 64GB of eMMC storage. There’s also room under the hood for a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD and there are two SODIMM slots for RAM.
Other features include Gigabit Ethernet, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and optional support for 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth.
According to AnandTech, ECS plans to sell Liva Z2 models with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for about $225 and up later this year. That’s the price for a model without a Windows license. Add an extra $15 to get a version with Windows 10 pre-installed.
via TechPowerUp, Guru 3D, and FanlessTech
Uh, are you sure about the specs? The ECS webpages linked in the article seem to indicate that both the Z2 and Z2v (a) have just one Ethernet port; and (b) take DDR4 SO-DIMMs (not DDR3L)
Hmm, good point. AnandTech says DDR3 and 2 Ethernet jacks on the Z2… but the pictures of the Z2 also show only a single Ethernet jack and there’s no picture of the back of the Z2V at all.
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