QNAP has launched the TBS-453A NASbook, which uses M.2 SSDs for storage. On the hardware side of things, the TBS-453A NASbook features a 1.6GHz quad-core 14nm Intel Celeron N3150 CPU, 4GB/8GB DDR3L RAM, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, three Gigabit switch ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and two HDMI ports. There’s AES-NI hardware encryption as well, which is a standard in this space.
QNAP’s Product Manager Jason Hsu had this to say:
M.2 SSDs are now used in thin-and-light laptops and small-form-factor PCs. Remarkably small in size, they deliver high performance with zero noise and are expected to become more affordable as they become more popular. In light of M.2 SSD’s benefits, we are proud to present the industry-first TBS-453A M.2 SSD NASbook to provide users with a portable yet versatile NAS.
you can use the NASbook as an entertainment device by connecting to to a TV, or use it as a workstation with Linux Station, which allows you to run Linux apps. A built-in virtual machine also allows for running virtual instances of Windows, and Container Station integrates both LXC and Docker virtualization technologies.
No mention as of now regarding pricing or availability.