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    ASUS Debuts World’s First 802.11ac WiFi Laptop

    ASUS Debuts World’s First 802.11ac WiFi Laptop


    ASUS demoed its G75VW gaming laptop at Computex last Thursday, the very first notebook in the world to sport 802.11ac WiFi capabilities. The 5G-ready laptop is able to support speeds as high as 900Mbps, a few shades short of the gigabyte range. While hands-on reviewers weren’t able to test its full capabilities due to logistical limitations, the laptop did occasionally break the 400Mbps barrier during trials. This development came to most as a surprise, as ASUS released a specification sheet for the G75VW last month with the next-gen WiFi capabilities notably absent.

    The high-speed capabilities of the ASUS G75VW are meant to bolster its gaming prowess. Combined with a 17.3-inch high-definition LCD screen, an NVIDIA GTX 670M for its GPU, and an Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor from Intel, the G75VW promises the most seamless online gaming experience among current-generation laptops. Gamers should note, however, that top speeds cannot be obtained without a similarly 802.11ac-capable router, making mobile gaming a crapshoot based on available connections.

    View a hands-on demo of the ASUS G75VW from Engadget:

    David Novak
    David Novak
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