New MBA 2013 and 802.11AC, does it support 1750

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

  1. ntdogg511 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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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.
     

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