ECS debuts $200 Bay Trail LIVA mini-desktop
ECS has introduced a mini-desktop PC equipped with Intel's Atom Bay Trail-M processor and an approximate price tag of $200.
The device is also packed with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC flash storage, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI, VGA/Ethernet jacks, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The system, designed to support Windows 8.1 and other operating systems (Ubuntu Linux), is slated to ship without an OS in April.
In addition, memory and storage options are not upgradeable, as the components are securely soldered to the motherboard.
As Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, the ECS LIVA measures 4.6″ x 2.8″ x 2.2″ and weighs less than 7 ounces, making it slightly more compact than even an Intel NUC computer.
"Thanks to the low power components, ECS says you could power the LIVA from an external battery pack when you’re away from a wall jack," he added. "It also uses passive cooling thanks to a fanless heat sink."