We first saw these at the ECS Booth in Computex last week and the company claims it’s the world’s smallest Windows-based Mini PC Kit. Called LIVA, this small box is powered by an Intel Bat Trail M chip.
At first, they all look small plastic toys but inside these little polycarbonate boxes are fully-functional PC kits, complete with a motherboard, CPU, RAM, eMMC storage and ports like HDMI, USB and VGA.
The box measures 118mm x 70mm x 56mm and looks like a miniaturized desktop PC. ECS was running a design contest where participants submitted custom designs of their LIVA PC. That’s why all of the kits you will see here are painted and decorated — but they all work properly and all you need is an external monitor to hook it up with.
At the back of the device, you have a VGA port, HDMI port, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, GigaBit LAN port, micro-USB port. The device can be powered entirely by a regular powerbank.
As for the specs, the LIVA is powered by an Intel Bay Trail M processor, 2GB DRR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC storage, has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GigaBit LAN.
We eventually found some of them for sale at the Guang Hua Digital Plaza when we went out for gadget shopping during our last day in Taiwan. The retail price was around NTD$5,500 for the whole kit.
We’ll be doing the unboxing and posting some more videos and photos of the original kit over at TeamTechSquad over the week-end.