New MBA 2013 and 802.11AC, does it support 1750

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ntdogg511, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. ntdogg511 macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    So here's a question haven't seen asked or answered. The new MBA with it's 802.11AC, does it run in 1.3gb or 1.75gb? I know the new Basestations are 1.3GB. But is the chip used in the MBA capable of running at 1.75GB if you have a 1750AC router?

    I'm still trying to track down info on the Broadcom chip that's used, but I'm just curious.
  2. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    I'd like to know what the real world results are with 802.11ac. Anandtech or Tomshardware did a review for the very first release of 802.11ac routers and the performance was pretty bad. In some cases it was worse than 802.11n. I imagine that has improved now but how close will we get to 1300Mbps?
  3. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    To get 1.75gbps you need 4-srteam. I'm pretty sure that Apple's new 820.11ac are 3-stream. If this is correct, 1.3gbps would be the optimal speed.
  4. Lyshen macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    MacBook Air 2013 model (802.11ac) only has 2 antennas, what does that translate to exactly in performance terms, I'm not sure.

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