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PC Show 2018 highlights

By Team HardwareZone - 3 Jun 2018

Networking

ASUS

The Blue Cave is ASUS' newest dual-band AC2600-class router that supports speeds of up to 800Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 1,733Mbps on its 5GHz network. More importantly, however, is that it looks really sweet. It is a single white hollowed out cube with a blue ring in the middle, hence the name. It is launching at CEE 2018 at a special price of $299 (U.P $339) and comes with a free USB-AC53 Nano Wi-Fi adapter.

The Lyra Trio is ASUS’ latest mesh networking system. It is dual-band, supporting speeds of up to 450Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 1,300Mbps on its 5GHz network. It is compact and sports a unique pyramidal design that supposedly minimizes interfaces and improves Wi-Fi coverage across floors. A pack of three is going for $379 (U.P $459) and comes with a free USB-AC53 Nano Wi-Fi adapter. You can also get it as a single unit ($159) or as a pack of two ($279).

The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is the first ROG router that ASUS designed specifically for gamers. It broadcasts up to three networks and supports a total maximum bandwidth of 5,300Mbps. It also comes with features like ROG Game Center and Game Boost, which helps improve networking performance. It is going for $499 (U.P $559) and comes with a free JBL GO portable speaker. But hurry, because these two freebies are limited to the first 20 sets per day.

 

Aztech

The Aztech AIR706P is a dual-band AC1900-class router with mesh networking capabilities. It supports speeds of up to 600Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 1,300Mbps on its 5GHz network. It is going for $269 and every purchase comes with a free WMB260(AC) AC1200 dual-band wireless mesh node worth $129, allowing users to increase Wi-Fi coverage around their homes.

The Aztech WIPC309HD is one of the most affordable Full-HD wireless IP cameras around. It has a 110 degree field of vision, motion detection, and supports microSD memory cards of up to 64GB for easy recording. It is priced at $69.

The Aztech Blink is a portable, wireless, home security system. A starter kit consists of a sync module and camera and can be easily mounted on walls to monitor areas. It records in 720p, has a built-in microphone, and has motion detection. The starter kit is oing for $158 (U.P $188), while add-on cameras are $128 (U.P $138).

 

TP-Link

TP-Link's Deco M5 is one of the most affordable mesh networking systems available. A single Deco M5 node is going for $109 (U.P $155). A 3-pack is going for $279 (U.P $399).

The TP-Link Archer C3200 is one of the most affordable tri-band AC3200-class routers available. It is going for $199 (U.P $308).

Check out our review of the TP-Link Archer C3200 here.

If you only need a dual-band router, be sure to check out the TP-Link Archer C2300. This is a dual-band AC2300-class router that supports speeds of up to 600Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 1,625Mbps on its 5GHz network. It is going for just $168 (U.P $255).