thecus 1 Thecus shows off its latest NAS products at ISF

We missed Thecus at CeBIT earlier this month, but we got a chance to catch up with the company at ISF and have a look at some of its new products. On display were the recently announced N2800 and N4800 Atom powered NAS boxes as well as the Core i3 powered N8850 which is part of a new series of tower NAS products from Thecus for more demanding users, as well as Thecus new tablet.

We missed Thecus at CeBIT earlier this month, but we got a chance to catch up with the company at ISF and have a look at some of its new products. On display were the recently announced N2800 and N4800 Atom powered NAS boxes as well as the Core i3 powered N8850 which is part of a new series of tower NAS products from Thecus for more demanding users, as well as Thecus new tablet.

thecus 1 Thecus shows off its latest NAS products at ISF

The N2800 shares the same chassis as the N2200XXX, but the specs have been boosted to include a 2.13GHz Atom D2700 CPU which is paired up with 2GB of DDR3 memory. Thecus has also added a front USB 3.0 port for quickly syncing data from a removable drive with the N2800. An interesting feature that Thecus has added to several of its new NAS products is an HDMI and D-sub connector so that you can do local configuration of these products by simply attaching a display, i.e. no PC needed and you could in fact use a flat screen TV if you didn't have a computer monitor around. There's also an expansion slot, but we were told that this currently only supports USB 3.0 add-in cards and nothing much else.

thecus 2 Thecus shows off its latest NAS products at ISF

The N4800 builds on the N4200Pro, but once again we have the Atom D2700 processor and 2GB of DDR3 memory compared to an Atom D525 with only 1GB of DDR3 memory.  Both of the front USB ports are now of the 3.0 variety and we also find the D-sub and HDMI ports present here, as well as an audio line-out connector. In this case it comes at the cost of one eSATA port and a pair of USB 2.0 ports which the N4200Pro sported. The additional features pretty much make both the N2800 and N4800 computers rather than NAS devices, even though Thecus doesn't promote them as such.

thecus 3 Thecus shows off its latest NAS products at ISF

Come June, Thecus will be issuing a firmware upgrade which will contain new graphics drivers which will see the N2800 and N4800 gain support for HD video playback via the HDMI port, although neither device really looks like something we'd want to put next to our TV. However, this is also where Thecus new tablet comes into play, but more on that a little bit later.