ECS introduces one of the smallest Intel mini PCs with LIVA Q Apollo Lake mini PC in 2017, followed by LIVA Q2 Gemini Lake micro PC the following year both just 70x70x31~33mm in size. Ian reviewed LIVA Q2 Micro PC with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10 last year, and he was impressed with the performance considering the form factor, with the mini PC being perfectly suitable for browsing the web, home or office use, or as a digital signage solution.
ECS has now updated its original LIVA Q model with the same processor options, but with LIVA Q1L offering two Gigabit Ethernet ports and one HDMI output, while LIVA Q1D comes with two video outputs (HDMI and DisplayPort) and a single Ethernet port.
ECS LIVA Q1L/Q1D specifications:
- SoC (one or the other)
- Intel Apollo Lake Pentium N4200 quad-core processor @ 1.1 / 2.5 GHz with 18EU Intel HD graphics; 6W TDP
- Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 quad-core processor @ 1.1 / 2.2 GHz with 12EU Intel HD graphics; 6W TDP
- Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3350 dual-core processor @ 1.1 / 2.4 GHz with 12EU Intel HD graphics; 6W TDP
- Memory – 2GB/4GB LPDDR4
- Storage – 32 or 64GB eMMC flash, MicroSD slot up to 128GB
- Video Output
- LIVA Q1L – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDMI CEC support
- LIVA Q1D – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDMI CEC support + DisplayPort up to 4K @ 60 Hz
- LIVA Q1L – 2x Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.2 via Intel M.2 2230 card
- LIVA Q1D – Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.2 via Intel M.2 2230 card
- USB – 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 port, 1x USB 2.0 ports
- Misc – Kensington lock support
- Power Supply – DC 12V / 2A (24W)
- Dimensions – 74 x 74 x 34.6 mm
Both models will ship with Windows 10. The enclosure is slightly bigger (74x74x34mm vs 70x70x31mm), and the mini PC also gained one extra USB 3.1 port. HDMI CEC support is apparently new, and Liliputing reports optional support for an LTE module and micro-SIM card slot.
That’s about all we know so far, and no pricing has been announced, and the company has just to update its products page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.