Brand New QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook Revealed

New 10Gbe NAS – The QNAP TBS-453DX

For a long time on NASCompares, we have praised QNAP for being the true innovators of the network attached storage NAS industry. Everything from New CPUs and 10Gbe Innovation, to Thunderbolt 3 and combining Media types, you name it QNAP were almost certainly the first ones to do it. Today I want to talk about a brand new QNAP that has just been unveiled by the guys over in Taiwan, that continues to push their reputation for innovation. The brand new TBS-453DX NAS, the follow up to the TBS-453A designed for workgroups, collaboration and teamwork, is the latest 10Gbe enabled NAS that is being released in Q4/1. I know that sounds like I am reading straight from a press release, but this new variation of the Silent NAS and NASBook series is definitely a device for getting people working faster, safer and easier.

What is the TBS-453DX QNAP NASBook?

Building on the incredible reception of the HS-453DX silent NAS being released very soon, QNAhasverevisited the NASBook compact, portable and easy to deploy NAS device and merged the two into a new powerhouse of productivity. Unlike most NAS devices drives for desktop, the core concept of the QNAP TBS-453DX is portability and fast easy deployment. Most QNAP NAS devices in tower chassis form are made to be set up in a single location and largely ignored in a physical sense. Most NAS’ are designed to live in a single location and access is made via the network or the internet with the users being portable. The QNAP TBS-453DX NAS book flips things around a bit and although it can be used the same as any other NAS in a central non-moving location, the lightweight, portable chassis (under 1KG) and fast access and express speed SSD media inside, mean that this device can be carried around as easy as a laptop and deploy on a desk between users in minutes. With this, it provides access via 10Gbe and 1Gbe, as well as many USB ports and HDMI 2.0a for perfect 4K output.

Who is the QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook for?

The QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook is aimed at one or more users that need to create a vast collaboration space for accessing, editing, backing up, distributing and archiving hot data as easy as possible. The requirements of most photo video editors in fact, that want to have a complete workflow that can be deployed straight from satchel to desktop anywhere in the world. Add to this the fact that the TBS-453DX NASbook includes 10Ggbe and multiple means for many users to access the same storage space at once and you have more than a one-man workflow and in fact have a complete workspace ready to go.

What are the Specifications of the TBS-453DX NASBook?

Although details are relatively new on the TBS-453DX NAS, there is a whole host of information newly released on this device and it certainly outdoes those of the older TBS-453A released back in 2016/17. Take a look below at the highlights of the TBS-453DX hardware specifications:

CPU Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) ‏‏‎ 
Architecture: 64-bit ‏‏‎ 
Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 600 ‏‏‎ 
Encryption Acceleration Yes, AES-NI ‏‏‎ 
System Memory 4/8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 2/4GB) ‏‏‎ 
Maximum Memory 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) ‏‏‎ 
Memory Slot 2 x SO-DIMM DDR4 ‏‏‎ 
(For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.)
M.2 SSD Slot 4 x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s slots ‏‏‎ 
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port 1 x 10GBASE-T RJ45, supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M ‏‏‎ 
Gigabit Ethernet Port 1 x RJ45 ‏‏‎ 
USB Port 4 x USB 2.0
3 x Type-A USB 3.0 ‏‏‎ 
HDMI Output 1 x HDMI 2.0, up to 3840 x 2160, @60Hz ‏‏‎ 
Audio • 2 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack ‏‏‎ 
• 1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
• 2 x Stereo Speakers ‏‏‎ 
IR sensor Yes, arrives with the QNAP RM-IR004 remote control ‏‏‎ 
LED Indicators HDD 1-4, Status
Buttons Power, Reset ‏‏‎ 
Form Factor Tower ‏‏‎ 

How does the TBS-453DX compare with the TBS-453A NASBook?

First and foremost, the TBS-453DX is better than the TBS-453A NASBook in practically every way. Featuring improved internal and external hardware, if you are looking to collaborate quickly with your colleagues or have a more portable workflow for ready deployment comma then you will definitely need to consider the newer NASBook device. However, the TBS-453A does feature features like multiple LAN and an SD Card slot that many users may still want.

Better CPU

Old TBS-453A: 14nm Intel® Celeron® ‏‏‎ N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz, burst up to 2.08GHz ‏‏‎ 

New TBS-453DX: Intel® Celeron® J4105 ‏‏‎ quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz

Better Memory

Old TBS-453A: SODIMM DDR3L-1600

New TBS-453DX: SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)

Faster External Connectivity

Old TBS-453A: 4x 1Gbe

New TBS-453DX: 1x ‏‏‎ 10Gbe + 1x 1Gbe

Better Sound

Old TBS-453A: 1x Mono Speaker

New TBS-453DX: 2x Stereo Speaker

Better Video

Old TBS-453A: HDMI 1.4b = 4K 30hz

New TBS-453DX: HDMI 2.0a ‏‏‎ = 4K 60hz

How much will the TBS-453DX QNAP NASBook cost?

We are still awaiting confirmation on the price of the TBS-453DX QNAP NAS, but given the way they have been pricing recent releases alongside that of the original NASBook upon release and I can estimate a price tag of around £360+ ex.VAT, however, I urge you to check in advance before committing to this figure.

When will the QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook be released?

The key missing detail from the information we have on the TBS-453DX device is the release date. Much like the HS-453DX silent NAS, exact release specifications are vague and almost certainly to be released parallel to that of the new QNAP QTS 4.4 firmware release. it would be great to see this device available to buy before the end of 2018, but likely that this device will sleep into Q1 of 2019. Click the availability button below to find out the most recent information on the TBS-453DX QNAP NAS, from price and release information, to update on hardware and software.

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    One thought on “Brand New QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook Revealed

    1. SATA instead of NVMe slots? Are they having a laugh? And the 8GB Memory limit, ditto. With a 10 GBe interface QNAP had the opportunity to proivde a world class highest speed solid state only connected NAS, with say a maximum of 32GB memory (need to choose CPU appropriately) and 4 x NVMe slots. Then we would be talking. Instead the current produce does not much impress me, all it shouts is form factor and relative quiet (because most domestic NAS are not that noisy IMHO). regards mb.