New MBA 2013 and 802.11AC, does it support 1750

ntdogg511

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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.
 

Woodcrest64

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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.
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?
 

RightMACatU

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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.
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.
 

Lyshen

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