ECS

ECS is a well-known OEM in computing circles, known for building motherboards, computers, and industrial / embedded systems for other vendors. Some of their motherboards and small form-factor PCs are marketed under their own brand name - for example, their LIVA series of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) machines serves markets that are not directly addressed by the Intel NUCs. At the 2020 CES, the company introduced the LIVA Z3 Plus and LIVA Z3E UCFF machines based on the Comet Lake-U processors from Intel. The Z3 Plus has four variants, two based on Core i7 processors and one each based on the i5 and i3 SKUs. This review takes a look at the performance and value proposition of the pre-built Core i5-based LIVA Z3 Plus offering...

ECS to Unveil LIVA Z3 Plus & LIVA Z3E Plus UCFF PCs at CES: Intel’s 10th Gen Core Inside

ECS this week disclosed plans to introduce new LIVA ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core processors. Set to be fully unveiled at CES next month...

6 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

ECS Mini-ITX Ryzen Streaming PC, with M.2 Capture Card

We reported on the SF110-A320 back at CES, where it was a small form factor machine using a 35W AMD APU. ECS had this design at Computex as well...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

CES 2019: ECS SF110-A320 Ultra-Compact PC using AMD Ryzen

One of the market segments that AMD has not yet established a meaningful presence in with its Ryzen processors is the ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC market. AMD's limited progress...

29 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2019

Gemini Lake SFF PC Showdown: Intel's June Canyon (NUC7PJYH) and ECS's LIVA Z2 Reviewed

Small form-factor PCs have become a major growth segment in the PC market over the last decade. In particular, UCFF (ultra-compact form-factor) PCs have become a welcome and permanent...

61 by Ganesh T S on 12/20/2018

ECS Launches H310CH5-TI: A Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard for Coffee Lake-S

ECS has released its new Thin Mini-ITX motherboard designed for Intel’s Coffee Lake-S processors. The H310CH5-TI mainboard is aimed at miniature systems as well as upgradeable all-in-one desktops compatible...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/4/2018

ECS Announces LIVA Z2 and LIVA Z2V Mini PCs

ECS this week formally announced its Gemini Lake-based ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktop PCs that were first demonstrated in January. The new systems are aimed at office and digital signage...

8 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2018

ECS at CES 2018: LIVA Z2, LIVA Q2 & LIVA One SoC Gemini Lake-Based UCFF PCs

UPDATE 1/12, 2:15 PM ET: Adding MSPRs for the Z2 and Q2 entry-level configs. LAS VEGAS, NV — ECS demonstrated a few of its upcoming ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs based...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2018

ECS Adds LIVA Q to Lineup: a 5 Oz Apollo Lake Nettop with HDMI 2.0 for Consumers

ECS has expanded its family of ultra-compact LIVA-branded PCs for consumers with a new model called the LIVA Q, which is smaller than some mice. The new system is...

8 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2017

Analyzing Z370 for Intel's 8th Generation Coffee Lake: A Quick Look at 50+ Motherboards

The launch of Intel’s new 8th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ processors for desktops is going to be an interesting one. On one side it redefines Intel’s main product stack and...

84 by Ian Cutress, Anton Shilov, Joe Shields & Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2017

The ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2 Mini ITX Motherboard Review

In this review, we are having a look at the ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2, a Mini ITX motherboard based on the Intel Z270 chipset and marketed towards gamers and...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/5/2017

ECS Quietly Adds PB01CF Ultra Compact PC to Lineup: a 5 Oz Apollo Lake Desktop

ECS has quietly added a new small x86 desktop computer into its lineup. The ECS PB01CF ultra-compact PC is powered by Intel’s Apollo Lake platform and uses an enclosure...

39 by Anton Shilov on 5/5/2017

ECS LIVA Z Fanless Dual-LAN Apollo Lake UCFF PC Review

The market for UCFF (ultra-compact form factor) PCs has seen tremendous growth since the introduction of the Intel NUCs in early 2013. Various motherboard and system vendors have their...

30 by Ganesh T S on 3/30/2017

ECS Expands LIVA mini-PC Family with Z-Series at CES 2017

ECS has announced a number of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs in the LIVA family at CES 2017. These build upon the success enjoyed by the LIVA brand over the...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/5/2017

ECS Preps LIVA Z: Apollo Lake-Based Nettop with 4K and USB-C Support

ECS has quietly published brief specifications of its new miniature LIVA Z personal computer, which indicates that the system is set to hit the market in the coming weeks...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2016

More Atom: Apollo Lake On Display

Further to our recent post about spotting Denverton silicon on display at Computex this year, we also caught an Apollo Lake mini-PC motherboard doing the rounds at the ECS...

17 by Ian Cutress on 7/15/2016

ECS LIVA One Skylake mini-PC Review

The desktop PC market has been subject to many challenges over the last few years. However, the miniaturization trend (including the introduction of the ultra-compact form factor - UCFF...

30 by Ganesh T S on 2/1/2016

ECS Goes Skylake with LIVA One

At CES 2016, ECS displayed their consumer-focused as well as OEM products to the press and business customers. On the direct-to-consumer side, ECS had some 100-series chipset boards on...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/19/2016

ECS LIVA Core Review: A Fanless Core M mini-PC

The desktop PC market has been subject to many challenges over the last few years. However, the miniaturization trend (including the introduction of the ultra-compact form factor - UCFF...

35 by Ganesh T S on 10/7/2015

ECS LIVA x2 Review: A Compact & Fanless Braswell PC

The popularity of the NUC form factor has led to a resurgence in the nettop category. Thankfully, the core computing performance of the new systems have been miles ahead...

30 by Ganesh T S on 8/24/2015

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