Laptop with built-in Draft N Wi-Fi question

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
February 4, 2010 at 18:41:34
Specs: Win 7 64 bit, Q6600/2gb
Preparing to buy a laptop for my son, looking in the $600-$700 range. I found an Acer that I like but noticed it has " Draft N Wi-Fi " . I wanted something with "n" wifi, but don't know what the performance is of the " Draft " version.

Is this something to avoid? Will it provide satisfactory wireless performance for routine tasks?


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#1
February 4, 2010 at 18:46:13
you want a interface that does b, g, and n. This gives you the most flexibility.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_8...


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#2
February 8, 2010 at 23:29:21
In my opinion it really wouldn't make a difference whether you've got 802.11g or n. g will give you a theoretical 54Mbps which will be more than enough for any type of communication. Chances are the interface will not get utlized above 3%. as long as the card says it supports b/g that should be enough.

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#3
February 8, 2010 at 23:31:38
To add to the above answer, it really wouldn't matter if you have 802.11n in your laptop, if your wireless router does not support it. So check your wireless router to see what it supports, chances are it's only b/g and maybe a.

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