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Liva Z5 Plus Mini PC – Snap Review

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Mini PCs are becoming increasingly popular, making the Liva Z5 Plus an interesting option that brings power and versatility to homes and businesses.

Mini PCs are only getting better, helping those looking for a smaller, more affordable computing solution.

Small but potent

Measuring in at around the size of a small media box, the Liva Z5 Plus features some punchy specs under the hood. You get Intel’s smaller and more efficient Raptor Lake 13th Core i5 processor (1335U), 16GBs of RAM, two HDMI display ports that can output 4K, and a DP (DisplayPort) too; along with a 256GB SSD (PCIe Gen4), WiFi 6E for a fast wireless connection, a USB C input, an audio jack, and 3 USB inputs.

Frankly speaking, The Liva Z5 Plus isn’t going to be everyone’s new primary workstation, but it can perform many tasks really well. You won’t be playing the latest games on it, but if you’re looking for something to run a media centre, use as a dedicated reception set-up or POS (point of sale) system, or just need a device to do some light work, like word processing, spreadsheets, and browsing, the Z5 Plus is more than capable. 

Small (carbon) footprint

What it lacks in sheer power, it more than makes up for in convenience. Its size allows you to put it behind a set of screens, under a table, or even in a drawer. This helps in setting up a slick, clean, and efficient work area that still allows you to do the task you need. It also uses less energy than a standard desktop PC, which is a bonus when relying on a power bank or home battery during rolling blackouts.

The Liva Z5 Plus runs on the familiar OS of Windows 11 Pro, is quick, quiet, and responsive. While you may not have all the bells, whistles, and ports of a full-size rig, you don’t need most of those for day-to-day jobs.

Note that this Liva comes with a US-specific power plug, so you will need to have an adapter to fit a South African plug point. Furthermore, there is no included HDMI, so you will have to whip one out from your other set-up.

To learn more about mini PCs, read this article on the website Mini PC Technology.

The Liva Z5 Plus is priced at R8 999 and scores 5 out of 5.

5.0 out of 5.0 stars
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