In this review we talk about the ECS miniPC, precisely the Liva Q3D, an entry-level model that still guarantees good performance
The miniPC has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its compactness, to his portability and its ability to manage daily activities with reliable performance. The strengths are certainly the compactness and the possibility of having a reliable device in such a small space. Often ideal for doing office work or small everyday tasks that don’t require expensive and powerful hardware. In this review we want to bring you the experience of ECS Liva Q3Da model entry-level which it still guarantees discrete performance for one use domestic e you office Basic.
Packaging and unboxing | ECS LIVA Q3D review
Inside the package there is the minipc, with a HDMI cable, that of diet and the manuals Basic. Before we get into the full review with experience of use we want to list the main technical characteristics of the device supplied to us.
- Processor: Intel Pentium Silver N6000
- Memory: LPDDR4 2400 MHz at 4 GB
- Storage: eMMC 5.1 and 128 GB
- Wireless: WLAN 802.11ac
- Output: HDMI e DisplayPort
- Audio: HDMI Audio
- Port I/0: 2x USB3.2, 1x USB 2.0, 1x Gigabit LAN, 1x MicroSD e 1x DC-in
- Operating system: Windows 11
- Power supply: 12V/36W
First start-up and user experience | ECS LIVA Q3D review
The very compact dimensions of the device allow it to be truly placed in each location. Particularly welcome the equipment of I/O port which make it truly expendable in different fields of use. The miniPC comes with Windows 11 already installed and runs fairly well. The rare deadlocks are clearly attributable to quantity small Of RAM and to the processor which obviously does what it can. However, browsing the internet is absolutely enjoyable, as is the reproduction Of video are YouTube or writing with programs like Microsoft Word.
Contextual opening of multiple applications puts under strain the device that still behaves in a manner quite good. The fan, placed in the lower part of the minipc, it starts very often and tends to be quite noisy during more intense sessions. The device in general, including due to the small size, tends to heat up a lot but without ever going in thermal throttling.
User experience with programs video-editing is clearly highly not recommended; the miniPC under examination lends itself exclusively to basic office work, with spreadsheets or word processing as well as surfing the internet and little else.
Field Test | ECS LIVA Q3D review
Even if it’s a device quite cheap and not particularly performing, for the sake of completeness we want to leave some tests carried out with the classic programs of bench.
On the most important of the tests to put the CPU under strain, the results, as we expected on the other hand, were rather skimpy. The test into single core resulted in a score of 511 points, while in multi-core the score obtained was 1498.
We then wanted to test the ability of read/write of the disco, although it too is not particularly performing. Below are the results obtained.
Finally, we ran a RAM test with the pre-installed software BurnInTest lasting 5 seconds with 6 billion of operations in 30 seconds and no errors found.
Conclusions | ECS LIVA Q3D review
We have come to the conclusion of this review. We have definitely discovered a product cheap, under €300, which combines very well quality e prezzo. The intended use of a miniPC of the genre is certainly the Office work not particularly heavy. However, it can be very useful as a backup device or as a support for a quick search or family entertainment. Clearly the competitive price impacts on the choice dell’hardware which obviously is not from top of the rangebut it is certainly a choice supported by many.
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- Value for money
- I/O size
- Fans almost always at 100%
- Hardware not great
- Test hardware