Having delivered a full range of ATX gaming motherboards to our labs last year, ECS shifted its CES focus to smaller form factors. The BAT-I Bay Trail platform, for example, gets shrunken down to Intel's low-profile standard as the BAT-TI.
Anyone who doesn't have the parts to support a full build can instead choose a slim All-In-One with everything already installed. ECS showed an example in its 38 mm thin V20, with a range of available Bay Trail-D processors from the J1750 to the J2850. Its LED-backlit 19.5" capacitive 10-finger multi-touch display features an integrated one-migapixel camera. Its housing includes four USB 3.0 ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, dual microphones and a pair of 2-watt speakers. An internal 802.11n mini PCIe card feeds antennas within the chassis frame.
Users who prefer separate displays might be more impressed by the scale of ECS's Mini-Lake PC. Sporting a Bay Trail-M N2805, ECS gets its sub-Intel NUC scale by slapping on 2 GB of DDR3L memory, 32 or 64 GB of flash storage via eMMC, and swapping out two of the NUC's USB 2.0 ports for a single USB 3.0. Though the clear case shows how the platform is designed, retail versions will be delivered in a more attractive black finish.