Noiseless mini-PC ECS LIVA Z2 came in two versions

Manufacturer of motherboards and systems in the collection of ECS continues to actively develop a family of mini-computers LIVA, most of which are characterized by miniature dimensions and fanless performance. This time, the Taiwanese company submitted to the public a barebone-system LIVA Z2. Mini-PC is assembled in a laconic looking case with sides 132 (D) Γ— 118 (W) Γ— 56.4 (V) mm, and its base is the Intel Gemini Lake platform.

As the central processor ECS LIVA Z2 uses SoC with a heat release of up to 6 watts – the quad-core Pentium Silver N5000 and Celeron N4100, and the dual-core Celeron N4000. Built-in graphics Intel UHD 605/600 supports resolutions up to 4096 Γ— 2304 pixels. To get a full-fledged PC, the LIVA Z2 configuration needs to be supplemented with one or two RAM modules DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM (maximum 8 GB), and, preferably, a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD-drive in addition to the chip on the board eMMC for 32 or 64 GB (depending on the model) for the system partition. By the way, barebone does without a pre-installed operating system, but its hardware supports Windows 10, which is noted in the specification.
Network capabilities LIVA Z2 are represented by a wireless adapter Wi-Fi (802.11ac) / Bluetooth 4.2 and a Gigabit Ethernet controller that works in conjunction with an external RJ-45 connector. The set of available interfaces is quite diverse – among them there are USB 3.0 Type-A (three ports), USB 3.0 Type-C, HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 1.4. In a more modest modification of the LIVA Z2V, instead of the HDMI 2.0 connector, an analog D-Sub (VGA) is used. It is not yet known whether this version of the barebone system will be delivered without geographical restrictions.

A curious detail of LIVA Z2 / Z2V is the presence of an internal pin connector GPIO, which is often found in single-board computers for developers. It allows you to connect a wide range of devices – from a variety of sensors and LCD displays to entire computer systems. The barebone itself can be attached to the back of the monitor if necessary with the help of a complete VESA device (75 Γ— 75, 100 Γ— 100 mm). The novelty also comes with an external 19-volt power adapter, designed for a load of 3.42 A / 65 watts.

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