Hardware manufacturer ECS has this week unveiled its latest Liva Z3 Plus mini PC which was thought to be powered by the Intel Ice Lake CPU but in fact will actually be powered by the upcoming Intel Comet Lake chip. The ECS Liva Z3 Plus is expected to ship with an Intel Comet Lake chip offering next-generation 14nm processor which is expected to follow on from Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs.
Features of the mini PC which is expected to be available in two versions, one offering a larger system providing enough room for a 2.5 inch HDD or SSD as well as M.2 storage, and a smaller version with just an M.2 2280 SSD slot. Internally the mini PC is equipped with two SODIMM slots supporting DDR4-2400 memory.
The mini PC measures 128mm x 117mm x 32mm in size and both versions will feature a Mini DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0 port, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB 3.0 Type-C port and 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports. Wireless connectivity will be provided by support for 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 and of course audio input in the form of a headset jack.
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by ECS, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.