ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Review
Published: 21st June 2019 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
Home networking requirements have undoubtedly ballooned in recent years. Whereas once we were satisfied with achingly slow connections because there was nothing to download of sufficient size to require fatter connections, the introduction of broadband came at the same time as the dramatic increase in content available.
This begat the requirements for fibre optic speeds, and with these came a huge array of home devices that took full advantage of the availability of fast connections. You don't have to go back too far in history to have a phone that's just a phone, a TV that's just a TV or a console that didn't have games which came with 40GB day one patches. Those days are gone. Now we not only require a super fast internet connection, but a way of connecting a vast array of devices to our router so that we can stream either television with Netflix, your catch-up TV of choice, or just the latest gaming tournaments. We also have never had a wider array of high-definition video content available to upload either, from the simple video of your cat, to make-up tutorials, unsigned musicians or demonstrating your own gaming prowess to your followers on Twitch. That's alongside getting the information quickly across your devices.
All of which means that whilst your internet provider usually supplies you with a router to get you started, the reality is that they are built down to a cost and are quickly found wanting if you wish to do anything more than browse the internet or download games off Steam or Epic. Enter the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900. A router which guarantees to transform the ease with which you can utilise your home networking, greatly increase the transfer speeds available - assuming you have the infrastructure to take advantage of it - and all whilst looking as good as you would expect a ROG product to do. Furthermore it is easy enough to set up for the neophyte, but powerful enough to be way beyond the knowledge of all but the most knowledgeable networking specialists.
Based around the NitroQAM 1024-QAM technology the Rapture GT-AC2900 has a 1.8GHz dual core 64-bit processor enabling speeds of up to 2167 Mbps with WAN-LAN throughput of 1600 Mbps and multi-user MU-MIMO connections.