Thecus Crams USB 3.0, HDMI, New Atom Processors Into Latest NAS Devices

Thecus has launched a couple of new Network Attached Storage devices, powered by Intel’s latest Atom processors. The new Thecus N4800 and N2800 NAS boxes both sport 2.13GHz Atom processors, 2GB of DDR3 memory, HDMI outputs and USB 3.0 ports. In addition to being able to output many video files directly to a monitor through the HDMI outputs, these latest NAS devices also allow for hardware monitoring and even web browsing right from the device—without a need for a PC. More information available below in the full press release below...

Introducing Thecus’ Next-Gen NAS N4800 & N2800

The New Intel Atom CPU, HDMI Output, and Other Surprises


02/20/2012- As part of the Intel Embedded Alliance, Thecus has precedence and access to a multitude of Intel prototypes and the latest technologies. Working on those products for months now, Thecus is delighted to finally release its Vision Series.

The new N2800 and N4800 are going to be some of the first Intel Atom D2700 based NAS! They will set the standard for what’s best in the market to help you build a true multimedia center: USB 3.0, Dual Gigabit Ports, SD Card reader (N2800), Mini-UPS (N4800), etc.

Thecus N4800

And the most important feature is the HDMI output. With Thecus Local Display module, it’s now possible to connect the NAS directly to a monitor and control it through USB mouse/keyboard. Playing HD movies, browsing the web, controlling the NAS… everything is now possible directly from your TV! Thanks to this feature, Thecus is now creating a new standard among the NAS industry.

3rd Generation Intel Atom CPU: silent power
New Intel Atom CPUs are designed to work without fans. This will dramatically reduce noise and power consumption of the NAS.
Associated with large amounts of DDR3, the new Atom will provide much better performance. Multi-user environment, web hosting, intense backup, data encryption, application serving, heavy RAID computations, and HD multimedia streaming: welcome to the world of smooth multi-tasking!

HDMI Output: removing the middle man
After installing the proper module, just plug in a screen through the HDMI output, a mouse and keyboard on USB ports and the NAS is good to go. You don’t even need computer to check on your NAS! With HDMI output, users can watch videos or browse the Internet directly from their NAS to a monitor. Ideal for small installations and/or mobile users, this feature is designed to lower the total cost of ownership of its user’s network architecture.

Thecus N2800

USB 3.0: from optional to mandatory
Thecus was the first to launch a NAS compatible with USB 3.0 for early adopters. Now that the technology has matured and more USB 3.0 devices exist on the market, it is time to embed it by default!

A glimpse at the new N4800 specifications:

  • Intel Atom 3rd Generation @2.13GHz
  • 2GB of DDR3
  • USB 3.0 port x2
  • HDMI output
  • OLED Screen
  • Mini-UPS

A glimpse at the new N2800 specifications:

  • Intel Atom 3rd Generation @2.13GHz
  • 2GB of DDR3
  • USB 3.0 port
  • HDMI output
  • SD/SDHC/MMC card reader

For more information on N4800, see here.
For more information on N2800, see here.