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ECSIPC LIVA Z5 PLUS Mini PC Review – PC Perspective

ECSIPC LIVA Z5 PLUS Mini PC Review – PC Perspective

Final thoughts

Those looking for a mini PC for work and basic home computing should have a solid experience with the LIVA Z5 PLUS, and I appreciate how easy it is to access and upgrade components. It goes without saying, but – although some LIVA systems have socketed CPUs – these NUC-like units do not have upgradeable mobile parts, so careful selection is advised before committing to such a system. Is.

It's not a mini-PC for gaming, and it's not fanless either – although it did come in at less than 34 dBA in our testing (which is about the noise level of a moderate laptop fan). It has excellent connectivity, including some very impressive Wi-Fi speeds from the included Intel card, and the build quality is excellent. There is also a 3-year warranty for peace of mind.

It's early, so final retail pricing and availability are yet to be seen in the USA, and while there are no listings from the usual places (Newegg, Amazon) as I write this, ECSIPC says That it will be available in Q2 of this year. As configured (Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Wi-Fi 6) the MSRP for our review unit is $630 USD. Hopefully it will be competitive with the rest of the Intel NUC 13 Pro units in the supply chain.

If you can find it, and the price is right, I can easily recommend the LIVA Z5 PLUS, another solid entry in the venerable LIVA mini PC lineup.

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