Is the ECS Liva Z2 the right Mini Desktop for You?
The ECS Liva Z2 is a quiet, low-power mini desktop for niche use cases. It isn\’t fast enough to be a main PC for most folks, but it\’s an inexpensive option for digital signage, kiosks, and similar environs. PCMag editors select and review products independently.
What is the size of the Liva Z2?
The Liva Z2 is an inconspicuous little box, if not quite as tiny as you\’d expect for the class. At 2.2 by 5.1 by 4.6 inches (HWD), it\’s obviously miniature taken against a typical desktop, and its footprint is about the size of a CD jewel case.
Is eMMC the best storage for your Liva Z2?
On the LIVA Z2, CrystalDiskMark quickly highlights the limitations of eMMC-based storage. Just for the fun of it, we stuck an inexpensive 128GB SATA drive into the internal bay and it scored significantly better across the board.
Is the Lenovo Liva Z2 a good choice for digital signage?
As a machine for passive digital signage, these processing-intensive tasks generally won\’t come into play. If you\’re considering this model for a more active use case, the Liva Z2 was fine for tooling around the desktop and web browsing, in my experience. It also streamed 4K YouTube content to a 4K display over the HDMI 2. 0 port just fine.