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Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows developers now available for $219 (mini PC with Snapdragon 7c)

The Snapdragon Developer Kit is a small, inexpensive desktop computer designed to let Windows software developers test their apps on hardware powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. First announced in May, the Snapdragon Developer Kit was designed by Qualcomm and Microsoft and manufactured by ECS, and it’s now available for purchase for $219. The kit, also […]

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ECS Liva Z fanless mini PC with Apollo Lake CPU coming soon

ECS is preparing an update to its Liva line of tiny desktop computers, and the new model will be the company’s first to feature an Intel Apollo Lake processor. The upcoming ECS Liva Z is expected to be a fanless computer that measures about 5″ x 4.6″ 1.3″. ECS describes the system as “silent and reliable,” […]

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ECS introduces Liva Core and Liva X2 mini PCs with Core M and Braswell chips

Elitegroup Computer Systems is showing off two new tiny desktop computers at Computex this week. The ECS Liva Core is a 5.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.5″ desktop PC with an Intel Core M processor, while the ECS Liva X2 is a 1.6″ x 3.3″ x 2″ system with a lower-power Intel Braswell processor. ECS actually […]

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ECS introduces LIVA mini PCs with Braswell, Broadwell chips

As promised, ECS is showing off new versions of its LIVA mini-desktop computer at CeBIT in Germany this week. Right now the company offers several little computers featuring low-power Intel Bay Trail processors. Later this year ECS will start selling more powerful models. There are two new models on display at CeBIT: The ECS Liva […]

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12 Intel-powered mini PCs for $300 or less

There was a time when small laptop computers cost a small fortune. Then netbooks came along and showed that miniaturization didn’t need to be expensive: Computers  makers could use cheap parts and sell the resulting mini-laptops at cheap prices. Over the last few years something similar’s been happening on the desktop PC space. Folks looking for […]