NETGEAR NightHawk X4S AC2600 Smart Wi-Fi router launched at CES 2016

By Sayan

NETGEAR has now launched the new Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart Wi-Fi Router (R7800) at the CES 2016, aimed at those fast-paced gaming hobbyists, as Nighthawk X4S delivers an extremely fast Wi-Fi connection to any device, but 160MHz-capable mobile devices enjoy up to twice the throughput provided by other routers.

NETGEAR NightHawk X4S AC2600 Smart Wi-Fi router launched at CES 2016

Nighthawk X4S is the newest addition to their premium NETGEAR Nighthawk range of products and represents a giant leap forward from the Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi Router (R7500) launched in 2014. The new Nighthawk X4S supports Wave 2 Wi-Fi features like quad-stream architecture for both 2.4 and 5GHz, Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO), and 160MHz bandwidth. It joins the company's top-end router launched in October, the Wave 2 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Tri-Band Quad-Stream Smart Wi-Fi Router (R8500), but with dual band and offered at a more aggressive price point.

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NETGEAR's Nighthawk X4S has also bagged the CES Innovation Award at this week's 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show for its advanced, industry-leading features supporting the outstanding Internet performance required for whole-home coverage in the connected home of today - and the smart home of tomorrow.

"Nighthawk X4S is a great router choice if your family loves gaming and streaming at a breakneck pace," said Sandeep Harpalani, Senior Director of NETGEAR product marketing for Home Consumer Products. "It combines the fastest network processor used in a retail router with the latest Wi-Fi technology for ensuring your mobile devices support the best possible online experiences today and in the future."

Nighthawk X4S optimizes usage of available bandwidth for supporting lag-free gaming and smoother streaming of HD video. With its powerful dual-core 1.7GHz processor, it provides extreme 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds up to a company stated 2.53Gbps and supports up to four data streams in each Wi-Fi band, maximizing connection speeds for sending data to multiple mobile devices simultaneously. Furthermore you can stream your favorite 4K HD video to one device and play an intense multi-user online video game on a different device, with greater clarity and less buffering, throughout your home.

NETGEAR NightHawk X4S AC2600 Smart Wi-Fi router launched at CES 2016

Even though the newest Wi-Fi routers like Nighthawk X4S now support four streams for improved bandwidth, many mobile devices continue to have only single- or dual-stream support due to size and battery life constraints. To solve this problem, NETGEAR has designed Nighthawk X4S to support the highest possible 160MHz bandwidth, effectively doubling the throughput for supported mobile devices and ensuring the fastest possible speeds.

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NETGEAR NightHawk X4S AC2600 Wi-Fi Router (R7800) is priced at $269.99 (Rs 17,549 approx.) and will be available via major retail and online stores in US soon. NETGEAR will subsequently bring the device to more markets including India.

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