...the 2x2 chip offers full support for 802.11ac Wave 2 and can achieve transfer speeds that aren't a million miles from Gigabit Ethernet.
The Wireless-AC 1550 is Killer's fastest WiFi module to date. Manufactured in collaboration with Intel, the 2x2 chip offers full support for 802.11ac Wave 2 and can achieve transfer speeds that aren't a million miles from Gigabit Ethernet.
Impressive speeds make the adapter a noteworthy upgrade for, say, an ageing laptop, though the partnership with Intel does result in a choice of two paths. For those attracted to just the sheer speed, the Intel Wireless-AC 9260 costs less and ought to be every bit as fast. But there is merit to Killer's alternative, as the likes of Advanced Stream Detect, DoubleShot Pro and Wireless xTend could prove beneficial in the right scenario, and none of the optional extras are mandatory.
Many consumers looking to upgrade their laptop are oftentimes wowed by faster and bigger SSDs and more memory. All worthwhile upgrades, but the savvy user ought to also consider upgrading the wireless capability; speed increases between old and new are considerable enough to be noticed.
Bottom line: need fast performance without running cables? The Killer Wireless-AC 1550 proves that the gap between wired and wireless is narrower than ever before.
Ultra-fast wireless performance
Prioritisation of latency-sensitive data
Integrated Bluetooth 5
Simple slot-in upgrade
Theoretical 1.73Gbps is exactly that
Killer Wireless-AC 1550
The Killer Wireless-AC 1550 M.2 network adapter is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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