World’s Smallest PC Is In India Now; Here’s Everything You Need To Know
In the times when the world has got over with the idea of personal computers and is more into handy and compact notebooks and laptops, a Taiwan-based Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has expanded its pocket-sized Mini PCs by launching ultra-portable smallest size mini PC dubbed LIVA Q.
It is the fifth largest PC motherboard manufacturer in the entire world with production reaching 24 million units in 2002. The company since its launch has concentrated on broadening its product range.
After ECS’s purchase of laptop manufacturer Uniwill in 2006, the company has been involved in the design and manufacture of laptops, desktop replacement computers and multimedia products. This PC has been launched in India and is now being touted as the world’s smallest Windows-based mini-PC.
This mini PC is called “LIVA Q” which is given to India by a Taiwan-based electronics major Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS).The device weighs 260 grams and measures just 70 x 70 x 31.4mm.
The Mini PC comes with a storage of 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC as well as with Windows 10. The PC supports wireless connectivity as well. The pocket-sized device is powered by the latest Intel Apollo Lake SOC processors. It houses a MicroSD card slot that supports expandable storage up to 128GB, the company claimed.
Liva Q is capable of handling 4K content playback seamlessly. Connectivity options on the device include an RJ45 LAN connector, 802.11ac +, Bluetooth 4.1 as well as an HDMI 2.0 port.
It sports two USB slots for other devices. It comes with a VESA mount which allows users to hang the PC behind monitors or TVs. The PC comes with support for the system on/off via TV or monitor remote.The Windows-based mini-PC will be available in India at Rs 15,500. The 4GB RAM+32GB storage option without OS (operating system) is priced at Rs 13,500.
Rajshekhar Bhatt, the Country Manager at Elitegroup Computer Systems, confirmed in a statement that the pocket-sized device also allows one to stay connected with dual network options. The device is said to be available through authorised ECS partners, other reseller channels and e-commerce portals.
Ken Cheng, Director of IMS Division, Elitegroup Computer Systems explained about the future plans of their company in a press release. They are keen to provide solutions to their customers with a cutting-edge technology and also diversified product portfolio. Mini-PC product line is part of their plans to prove ECS’s core competence.
They want their Indian customers leveraging their new brand product to change their daily life in such a way that it will make their lifestyle more convenient as well as interesting.