Chinese PC maker AOOSTAR is starting production of the NAS N1 minicomputer in 2022, which can also be used as a router, home server, or network attached storage server. Now, AOOSTAR has launched a higher-performance model, the N1 Pro, priced from $349.
Like the original NAS N1, the new N1 Pro features a mini-tower design with support for two 3.5-inch hard drives and SSD solid-state storage.
The new N1 Pro is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U chip with 15W of power, six Zen 2 CPU cores, 12 threads at 4GHz, 1.8GHz Radeon Vega 7 graphics support, and DDR4-3200 memory.
The device is expected to come with two SODIMM memory slots and support for two M.2 2280 slots. So users can use both hard drive bays and two M.2 slots, effectively supporting up to four storage devices.
The N1 Pro supports two Ethernet ports, and the new model has a faster Ethernet port that supports 2.5GbE speeds.
Additional features of the N1 Pro include support for up to three displays (provided by HDMI, DisplayPort and USB Type-C ports), an Intel AX200 wireless NIC with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 support, and other ports including
1 USB Type-C
2 USB 3.0 Type-A
2 USB 2.0 Type-A
1 microSD card reader
1 x 3.5 mm audio jack
1 DC power jack
The device measures 162 mm x 162 mm x 198 mm (6.4 in. x 6.4 in. x 7.8 in.) and can be pulled out to access a hard drive.
Starting price is for a quasi-system configuration with no memory or storage, or users can purchase an additional system with 32GB of memory and 1TB of solid-state storage; the system supports up to 64GB of memory if memory is installed by itself.