ECS Liva Z3 mini PC is now available with an Intel Celeron N4500 dual-core Jasper Lake processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC flash, and HDMI and mini DisplayPort 4K video output for $194.88 on Amazon.
Both the Liva Z3 and Z3E mini PCs were introduced in December 2021 with a choice of Intel Pentium Silver N6000, or Celeron N5100/N4500 from the 11th generation Jasper Lake family, with the Liva Z3E adding space for a 2.5-inch SATA drive and two RS-232 COM ports, but at this time, we could only find Liva Z3 with a Celeron N4500 for sale.
ECS Liva Z3 specifications (for the model available on Amazon):
- SoC – Intel Celeron N4500 dual-core processor @ 1.1GHz / 2.8GHz (Burst frequency) with Intel UHD graphics; 6W TDP
- System Memory – 4GB DDR4 upgradable to up to 16GB via 2x SO-DIMM DDR4 socket
- 64 GB eMMC 5.1 flash
- Support M.2 NVMe SSD (See Expansion section)
- 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
- WiFi 5 802.11ac & Bluetooth 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
- 1x M.2 2280 for SSD (Key M)
- 1x M.2 2230 for wireless (Key E)
- Misc – Power button, Kensington lock
- Power Supply – 19V/65W via DC jack
- Dimensions – 128 x 117 x 35 mm
The Celeron N4500 mini PC ships with a power adapter, a VESA bracket and associated mounting screws, as well as a user manual. It does not come with an operating system, so you’d have to install your own, something that will be certainly welcomed by Linux users, but maybe not so much by Windows users.
As noted by Liliputing, other slightly more powerful variants of LIVA Z3 mini PC should come out soon, and for instance, a model with an Intel Pentium N6000 SoC, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB eMMC flash on Newegg for $226, but currently out of stock. I could not find my LIVA Z3E for sale anywhere. Note the company also sells “Z3 Plus” and “Z3E Plus” models powered by Comet Lake processors, so don’t be confused!
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I see they don’t have any memory option with that listing. I posted a question on how to ditch the 4gb and get 16gb, my preferred order. Will see if anyone responds.
I hate to see these listings with such small memories and no upgrade path other than to eat the memory.
The weakness here is the Intel Celeron N4500 processor, dual-core but only dual-thread.
8GB RAM should be the minimum.
Why ? Not everyone intends to run Chrome on it.