Netgear has officially launched the new Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router, its latest 802.11ac WiFi router with AC2350 class wireless connection speeds.
“The Nighthawk X4 is designed for gamers and people who do a lot of video streaming,” said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR’s director of product marketing for Retail Network Products. “We are excited to leverage the best in processing power, Dynamic Quality of Service, and dual-band WiFi technology to exceed the expectations of these demanding consumers.”
The Nighthawk X4 features AC2350 class connection speeds which make it capable of network speeds of up to 1733 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band for a combined connection speed of up to 2.33 Gbps. It also features a 1.4GHz Qualcomm-based dual-core processor and a Quantenna 802.11ac Wave 2, 4×4, MU-MIMO WiFi solution which maximizes the Nighthawk X4’s multi-tasking and wireless performance capabilities. Additionally, the Nighthawk X4’s four antennas support Beamforming+ which improves coverage and connectivity by focusing WiFi signals directly to connected devices.
Aside from the four high-performance external antennas, the Nighthawk X4 also features four Gigabit Ethernet ports, one eSATA port, and two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports. The eSATA and USB 3.0 ports enable users to easily and conveniently share and store their data through the network by just attaching a storage device to any of the previously mentioned ports.
Managing bandwidth on the Nighthawk X4 is also easy with the built-in Dynamic QoS technology which is both application- and device-aware. The Dynamic QoS technology is able to detect individual applications – like video games, streaming apps, web browers, etc. – or devices – like gaming consoles, smart TVs, desktop PCs or laptops, mobile devices, etc. – and prioritizes the bandwidth provided for them accordingly depending on the user’s settings.
The Nighthawk X4 makes it easy to stream media throughout your network with support for DLNA-ready devices like TVs or sound systems as well as support for AirPlay-compatible devices through the included Netgear MyMedia software. Lastly, the new router also comes with other Netgear applications including Netgear Genie for managing and controlling your home network and ReadySHARE Vault which automatically backs up your data to your router-attached storage device.
The Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router is now available in the US at select retailers for an SRP of $279.99.