ECS Liva X Review : X means small

ECS has been instrumental in the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) PC market. Since we have been discussing about PCs and their gradual shrink in size, a manufacturer that spends considerable time and effort (and money) on their SFF lineup needs to be mentioned. ECS’ Liva line of UCFF PCs debuted some time back and met with mixed reviews. While the idea was novel, their design decisions were questioned and as a result they went back to the drawing board. Today’s Liva-X is a result of those design changes that ECS…

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GIGABYTE BRIX and BRIX-S Review : Small Form is the Factor

There are two distinct ways the PC hardware has evolved over the years. The more distinct fascination has been to build things bigger. Hence we have seen the rise of cabinets of gargantuan proportions like the 900D or the STH10. On the other hand, the increasing demand for mobile systems have pushed manufacturers to produce smaller systems. Intel has been a strong advocate in the second field, producing their own platform called NUC a few years back, and encouraging system manufacturers in the process to bring out their own versions…

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