ECS “LIVA Mini Box QC710 Desktop” Windows 10 mini PC goes for $99.99 (Promo)

ECS LIVA Mini Box QC710 Desktop powered by a Qualcomm Arm mini PC-looking developer kit was launched in 2021 for $219, and the company is now apparently getting rid of stocks and selling the remaining Snapdragon 7c devices for $99.99 on Stack Social.

The system features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c (SC7180) octa-core Cortex-A76/A55 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC flash, HDMI output, 10/100Mbps Ethernet and WiFi 5, and several USB ports.

ECS LIVA Mini Box QC710 Desktop discount

As a reminder, here are the ECS LIVA Mini Box QC710 Desktop specifications:

  • SoC –  Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Compute Platform (SC7180) with octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 468 (2x Cortex-A76, 6x Cortex-A55) CPU @ up to 2.4 GHz, Adreno 618 GPU
  • System Memory – 4GB
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash, MicroSD card socket
  • Video & audio output – 1x HDMI port
  • Networking
    • 10/100M Ethernet
    • WiFi 5 and Bluetooth
  • USB
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 (5 Gbps) Type-A port
    • 1x USB 2.0 Type-A port
    • 1x USB Type-C port with support for USB PD
  • Power Supply – USB PD
  • Dimensions –  119.13 x 116.58 x 35.05 mm
  • Weight – 230 grams

Snapdragon 7c developer kitThe listing on Stack Social reports the device runs Windows 10 Home 64-bit, but some people managed to upgrade to Windows 11 a few years ago. PCMag reviewed the device shortly after it was released, and they were happy with the price, fanless design, and ease of setup, but less so with the dismal performance (for a Windows computer). Reading comments from the first link we learn that “Linux can be installed “from the Microsoft Store”, so I guess that would be through WSL, but I  didn’t find any articles of people trying to install Linux natively.

Based on the specifications alone, the Snapdragon 7c should be somewhat slower than a Rockchip RK3588 (4x A76, 4x A55) SoC, and the main draw is if you want an inexpensive Windows 10/11 machine without caring about performance, as a low-cost Intel N100 mini PC will cost about $25 to $50 more with proper ports (no 100 Mbps), faster storage (M.2 SATA or NVMe SSD), more memory, etc…

Thanks to TLS for the tip.

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Jeremy Rosenberger
Jeremy Rosenberger
1 month ago

I have one of these, which was bricked by the very first Windows update. Doesn’t seem to be any way to perform a factory reset…

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