ECS has introduced the LIVA Z3 and LIVE Z3E mini PC equipped with an Intel Jasper Lake processor, either Pentium Silver N6000, or Celeron N5100/N4500, and designed for office, home entertainment, online learning, business applications such as digital signage, self-service kiosk, and more.
The mini PCs support up to 16GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, ship with up to 128GB eMMC 5.1 flash, which can be expanded with an M.2 PCIe 2280 SSD or/and a 2.5-inch SATA drive. ECS LIVA Z3(E) also comes with HDMI 2.0 and mini DisplayPort 4K video outputs, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 6 connectivity, as well USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB-C port.
ECS LIVA Z3 specifications:
- Jasper Lake SoC (one or the other)
- Intel Celeron N4500 dual-core processor @ 1.1GHz / 2.8GHz (Burst frequency) with Intel UHD graphics; 6W TDP
- Intel Celeron N5100 quad-core processor @ 1.1GHz / 2.8GHz (Burst frequency) with Intel UHD graphics; 6W TDP
- Intel Pentium N6000 Silver quad-core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 3.1GHz (Burst frequency) with Intel UHD graphics; 6W TDP
- System Memory – 2x SO-DIMM DDR4 2933 MHz, dual-channel up to 16GB
- Up to 128GB eMMC 5.1 flash
- Support M.2 NVMe SSD (See Expansion section)
- LIVA Z3E only – 1x 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD (optional)
- Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x mDP both up to 4K resolution, support for dual-independent display setups
- Audio – 1x Combo jack, 1x digital microphone
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- Optional WiFI 6/5 802.11ax/ac & Bluetooth 5.0/4.2 via M.2 Key E socket
- USB – 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (5 Gbps), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port (10 Gbps), 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Serial (LIVA Z3E only) – 2x COM ports (RS232)
- 1x M.2 2280 for SSD (Key M)
- 1x M.2 2230 for wireless (Key E)
- Misc – Power button
- Power Supply – 19V/65W via DC jack
- LIVA Z3 – 128 x 117 x 35 mm
- LIVA Z3E – 128 x 117 x 52.9 mm
ECS offers support for Windows 10 and Linux operating systems, and both models are most of the same specifications, except the thicker LIVA Z3E adds a 2.5-inch SATA bay and two RS232 DB9 ports. The new Jasper Lake lake model should be up to 35% faster than the “previous generation” which should be the LIVA Z2 based on Gemini Lake processors.
ECS did not mention availability nor provided pricing information in their email press release. More details can be found on the LIVA products page, including a user manual with a detailed walkthrough of the AMI BIOS settings.
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.