Where does the new AppleTV leave Airport Express?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by godslabrat, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. godslabrat macrumors 6502

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    With the new ATV being $99, I'm failing to see where the Airport Express fits into the grand scheme of things. For the same price, it's almost the same product, perhaps with a slightly different application. One is primaily a video device, the other primarily audio, but having them both at the same price is just silly. Do you see approve drop in the AE's future?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    It's still a portable router and wifi access point. I do see price drop now, however. $69 new would better.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    Express
    -printing
    -creates or extends wireless network
    -can function as a wireless to wired bridge.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Airport Express is great for turning hotel wired-only internet into wireless. Even for hotels that have wireless, they can be bandwidth challenged when everyone is using it, so creating your own wireless off the in-room internet connection can be better.

    I don't see the Airport Express as a similar product at all. The Apple TV has no capabilities as a WAP.
     
  5. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    The Express is perfect for just taking places, I doubt anything will change. :)
     
  6. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    I say combine the two, Express and App. TV. Then add the apple tv to the Time capsule.
     

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