Tips for Purchasing a 5 Ghz Windows Laptop
If you are in the market for a new computer or wireless device, be sure to buy one with 5GHz wireless. All Apple products, Google Nexus tablets & Chromebooks, have dual band wireless. However it can be tricky to get 5 GHz on a Windows laptop.
PC manufacturers try to save a few bucks and put in slower, single band WiFi adapters. While this might be fine for home use, in dense environments like offices, classrooms or dorms, 5 GHz is a must!
For this reason we recommend avoiding the base or pre-configured Dell and Lenovo laptops. We recommend customizing your choice, and including a dual band or 5 GHz wireless option. This can sometimes delay your delivery times, but you almost always will have a better device and wireless experience for about the same cost.
Recommendations for Windows Wireless
Intel based Dual Band
5 GHz or Dual Band by vendors other than Intel
2.4 GHz or Single Band
Look for words like
- Dual Band
- 5 GHz