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The Thecus N4800 features an advanced hardware platform and a lot of I/O interfaces. The opportunity to install expansion cards may come in handy for certain usage scenarios. The four HDD bays make it more flexible than the N2800 model.

Thecus has implemented some special features of its older products here: a functional dot-matrix display and a built-in battery.

The new platform supports video output and media player capabilities. However, this feature is currently targeted at enthusiasts and cannot compete with entry-level media players in usability.

Having the same firmware as its junior cousin, the N4800 can be successfully used on home and office networks, including heterogeneous environments. The extra software services include a media server, a file download system, backup tools and cloud storage services. However, notwithstanding notable enhancements in functionality in the latest firmware versions, Thecus still cannot match the leaders of the NAS market in this respect.

 
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