Early last year we reviewed the ECS LIVA X, and now there is an updated version – the X2. On the face of it, the LIVA X2 has changed slightly, as it is now white not black, and it has rounded, rather than square, edges. We will also look at how the internal hardware has changed and see if it makes the X2 a compelling purchase.
Admittedly, the ECS LIVA X2 is a good-looking mini PC. It is also worth pointing out it is not a ‘barebones' system like others we have seen at KitGuru where you need to install memory and storage. Rather, the LIVA X2 comes fully built with or without Windows installed, depending on your preference.
One thing to point out is that this review is of the 2GB RAM/32GB eMMC model – as opposed to the 4GB RAM/64GB eMMC variant of the X2. With Windows, the X2 costs around £240, and £160 without.
- SOC: Intel® Braswell N3050 SOC
- RAMl: DDR3L 2GB
- Expansion Slot: 1 x M.2 for SSD (Up to 1TB)
- Storage: eMMC 32GB
- Audio: 1 x Combo Jack, 2 x D-MIC (internal)
- LAN: 1 x Gigabit LAN
- USB: 3 x USB3.0 Ports
- Video Output: 1 x HDMI Port, 1 x D-Sub Port
- Wireless: Intel® WiFi 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.0
- Dimension: 156 x 83 x 51 mm (L x W x H)
- Power: AC 100-240V,Output: DC 12V / 3A
- OS Support: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10