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June 13, 2014

LIVA: World’s Smallest Windows-Based Mini PC

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We’ll be doing the unboxing and posting some more videos and photos of the original kit over at TeamTechSquad over the week-end.


21 Responses to “LIVA: World’s Smallest Windows-Based Mini PC”

  1. Hen-Sheen says:

    This Gadget should be at E3 in the U.S. That Barbeque Grill LIVA reminds me of that Nintoaster… If we have more Filipino Mechanical/Electrical Engineers than Call Center Agents, we could be refurbished PS1/PS2 in a form of a Microwave oven or a Sandwich maker. However, those fools from the government are not open to this idea because it’s a waste of their time and resources….. True but the Call Center Industry will not last long here; give it 20 years and those guys who worked there for a long time, will be headed back into recession permanently! How about we send our Filipino workers into space? Go to another country!

    • Maskman says:

      Ang hard ni kuya oh! Ok yan, pero tngin ko, bago mo sana pinost comment mo, binasa mo mabuti, pag nabasa ng mga CCA yan, mababash ang grammar mo ng todo. Pwede naman kasi tagalog eh.

    • Hen-Sheen says:

      Pinoy ako, but I want to speak in English. That’s the way I am; I’m being a realist here. @ Maskman, can you way other ways for us to produce new jobs in the next decade or so?

    • Hen-Sheen says:

      Damn corrections: Find a way to to produce new jobs in the next decade or so?

    • ampupu says:

      nakupo isa na namang nagmamagaling. Sabagay.. that’s the way you are LOL! “You could be refurbished” nyahahaha! Magtagalog ka na lang tangna ka. English lang tatanga tanga ka pa. Sino ba namang tangang gobyerno susunod sa pinagiisip mo. PS1/PS2 gagawing sandwich maker or microwave? Kaya may tinatawag na feasibility study para malaman kung may bibili ba nyan o wala. Tanga ang gobyerno kapag pagiisip mo ang sinunod nila bwahahaha!

    • ampupu says:

      Tangna “way other way” WTF! Malamang di ka pumapasa maski sa call center Nyahaha!

    • XeviousD says:

      Ampupu, although his grammar is kinda off, Hen-Sheen has a point. If you have seen the Nintoaster (Nintendo Toaster), you will understand. At least we can play a Playstation 1 in a form of a Sandwhich Maker! Filipinos are not trying to be innovative anymore… By the way, you’re one of those entities who live in the Virtual World right? I live in the Real World so I pity you then…..

    • juano says:

      WOW :)..Tata-Lino mo po Hen-Sheen…kung lahat ng mga Pilipino kagaya mo mag-isip siguradong uunlad ang Pilipinas. Pwede yan na sinasabi mong Microwave oven…taasan mo lang yung operating frequency ng Wifi or Bluetooth ng PS1/PS2 mo saka tapat mo sa ulo mo para maluto yung mga lamang ISAW nyan. Alam niyo ba ang laman ng Isaw bago to lutuin?? hahaha BASURA (ng tao)/T@3.

    • ampupu says:

      @XeviousD

      Living in the real world? Give me a concrete proof that this so called Nintoaster will be able to provide jobs for Filipinos. In the real world customer/technical support is in demand. In the real world people needs to be practical and grab every opportunity given to them.

    • Maskman says:

      Bakit ako ang maghahanap ng trabaho para sa kanila?

      One more thing, Wala akong sinabing masama sa comment mo, ang pinunto ko lang, yung grammar mong sabog. Kahit hindi ako nagcollege, alam ko, may mali sa grammar mo.

      - Napagtatawanan ang isang tao hindi dahil sa kung ano ang nasa isip nya, kundi kung pano sya nagiisip. -

    • humanity says:

      ibang pinoy talaga, mas nagfofocus sa grammar kesa sa mensahe. kahit gaano ka kagaling mag english kung wala naman laman sinasabi mo, you won’t and will never help our community (meron siguro, if you’re a translator, and that’s valid only if you can understand other languages), gets? i’d rather support those who frequently commit grammatical errors pero may laman ang sinasabi. Bato-bato sa langit tamaan wag magalit. And just to add, if you put yourself into a call center agent’s shoe and try to open your mind just a little bit wider, remove that title, and tadaaahhh! you just realize that you’re just a human being stuck in eight-cornered room that’s being ruled by man-made norms! For sure, isa lang din sila sa mga taong nag ba-browse ng internet, pakuya kuyakoy, puro salita, pero walang gawa. BWAHAHAHAHAHA

  2. typos says:

    “…this small box is powered by an Intel Bat Trail M chip.”

    Gawa ba ni batman yung processor? lol. :P

    • bob says:

      haha, intel bay trail po ata, mali cguro “copy paste” ng writer.
      @Hen-Sheen sori di ko po magets yng sinulat u sa ingles ang “deep”. baka reminds you of intel nuc or raspberry pi

  3. Mr A
    Twitter: solidad
    says:

    I was about to say that it’s half the size of Intel’s NUC, who has 5x more power than this device. But seeing that you can immediately start using it (the NUC doesn’t have Hard Drive), it’s a far better deal.

    I guess it’s a great NAS, Torrent and Media PC at best. A RD client for business.

  4. juano says:

    @XeviousD
    With the rising cost Electric Power, a lot of Filipinos will just buy hot pandesal from a neirby bakery or just eat untoast & unheated loaf bread instead of toasting their loaf breads…what we need is innovative and practical.
    @Hen-Sheen
    It’s Electronics Engineers and Computer Engineers that do the tinkering with electronics stuffs. Electrical engineers works on electrical power transmission.
    Electronics Engineering=very low to low voltages
    Electrical Engineering= high voltages.

  5. Maskman says:

    At dahil sinundot mo ang mata ng tigre……

    Imbes na kutyain mo ang mga taong nagpapakain sa pamilya nila ng marangal, na MARUNONG MAGINGLES, bakit di mo subukang umpisahan sa sarili mo, para magbago ang paligid mo?

  6. Ralph says:

    Bakit sobrang Grammar Nazi mga readers dito??? kakatakot na tuloy mag comment parati may mga opinion… Just saying!

    • capon says:

      pwede ka naman kasi magkomento sa wikang mas komportable ka. wag na kasi nating ipilit na magsalita sa wikang ingles kung alam natin sa sarili natin na hindi pa sapat ang ating kaalaman sa nasabing banyagang wika. maaari mo naman ibahagi ang iyong kuro-kuro or opinyon sa isang bagay ng hindi nagmumukhang katawa-tawa sa kapwa mong pilipino. kaya lang naman kinukutya ang isang taong tulad ni hen-sheen dahil sa di maayos na pagkakasulat ng kanyang komento. naintindihan ko ang gustong iparating ng ginoong ito ngunit sadyang malinaw ang mga pagkakamali sa kanyang isinulat na komento. nga pala, maaaring may makapansin sa mga kamalian dito sa sinulat kong komento, pero di ko ito mamasamain dahil hindi naman ako guro ng wikang filipino.

  7. Zobel says:

    Adorable but probably won’t be as tiny price-wise. The smaller electronics get the more expensive they become. Unless CM enters the fray.

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