Netgear is expanding its Nighthawk Pro Gaming router line with a more affordable model that still offers high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity for serious gamers.
It benefits from the same specifically crafted gaming router operating system as the company’s higher-end alternatives, and includes a specialized software dashboard for monitoring and tweaking the connection to avoid lag at the most inopportune times.
For gamers looking to take advantage of the network streamlining that Netgear offers with its high-end Nighthawk routers, the cheapest option until now was the XR500,which sells for $300.
While that router does enjoy greater maximum bandwidth than the new XR300, gaming isn’t something that requires masses of bandwidth.
What it needs is low-latency and a stable connection, and that’s where the XR300 excels — at a lower price tag.
Set to go on sale in April for $200, the XR300 is rated AC1750, so it still has plenty of bandwidth.