[Gold Award] Review: Keeping You Up All Night
Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart Wi-Fi Router
Designed for Greatness
Netgear have outdone themselves with the Nighthawk X10 router. Although it encompasses a larger triangular footprint than most, The X10 ensures that space wouldn’t be an issue as its dark and ever-present outlook is more than enough to keep you happy. It also comes with four angulated antennas and the first router I’ve seen with its own cooling fan. This is when you know that Netgear means business.
Located at the back of the X10 is seven Gigabit ports, which consist of six LAN ports and one WAN port. What makes the X10 great is its ‘Aggregate Mode’ located on the first and second port. This allows you to combine throughput for double speed, making your 4K streaming, gaming and even downloads faster than ever. Even the technology found in the X10 is audacious; it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 11ad, which gave me over 4Gb/ps download speed!
Easy and Speedy Wireless Transfers
With the help of 11ad and easy cloud access, the X10 helps you in transferring data and files over Wi-Fi easy and speedy. After transferring over 500GB worth of movies from my external hard drive to another device, it completed in under a couple of minutes. This is ideal for technophiles who are consistently upgrading their gadgets at home and are looking for a router with insane wireless transfer speeds.
Thanks to the Netgear Up app that can downloaded through Google Play Store and Apple App Store, you can now setup the X10 easily through your smartphone.
Insane Wireless Speed
With a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and quad-stream architecture, you can easily get up to over 7Gbps speed wirelessly!
Best Router to Stream 4K Movies
The X10 can be connected to multiple devices and with the help of Netgear’s very own Plex, you can now keep all your media content organised.
Dimensions (HxWxD): 74 x 224 x 168mm
Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-core
Memory: 1GB RAM
Wi-Fi Speed: 7.2Gbps
Wi-Fi Technology: 802.11ac + 802.11ad
Ports: 7x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet; 2x USB 3.0
Expansion: Up to 20 devices
Value – 7
Performance – 10
Features – 9
Design – 9
Usability – 9
Total – 8.8
Verdict: If the steep price of the Netgear Nighthawk X10 doesn’t scare you, it is a worthwhile component to have in your household.
Byline: Teh Wi-Liam