In the laboratory there is a laptop computer and a desktop computer from Vizio, they will use the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac, which are the first 802.11ac laptops, the highest network speed is up to 1Gbps. It has been installed, but this is still an emerging market, and it’s is waiting for approval of the WIFI Working Group, the 802.11ac will bring faster throughput.
Because it uses the 5GHz frequency band, so it is rarely affected by other equipments, including computers, tablet PCs, smartphones, microwave ovens, and cordless phones, etc., which are using the 802.11n 2.4GHz’s band. In addition, the 5GHz has more channels, so even if people live in very crowded streets, it will rarely be dusturbed by neighbors WIFI or other electronic products.
For most users, the 802.11ac benefit is in the future. For example, facing more and more content providers, such as Netflix, fast Wi-Fi bandwidth demand will grow.
The Vizio laptop and desktop computers are not cheap, they are priced at $ 1,500 and $ 1,275, if you want a cheaper product, you can choose the Toshiba Satellite L875 -S7108, the 17-inch model is priced at $ 425, its battery life performance is also OK in products of the same size.