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Netgear Nighthawk X10 (R9000)
ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900
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Netgear Nighthawk X10 (R9000) vs ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900

Analysis:

The Netgear Nighthawk X10 (R9000) is widely considered to be a great Wi-Fi Router at its $270 budget. The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900, however, while also a good product at this price point, doesn't stack up against its competitors quite as well.

The Netgear Nighthawk X10 (R9000) has impressed reviewers from two sources that are among the most highly trusted on the internet, namely PCmag and TechGearLab. It did great in their objective hands-on roundups - it earned the "Best for Large Homes" and "Ranked 2 out of 13" awards from PCmag and TechGearLab, respectively. That's high praise from such reputable sources.

Returning to the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900, CNET, a source that's known for its high-quality in-depth testing, has great things to say about it. In fact, it was named its "Best for die-hard gamers" in its "The best gaming routers of 2020" roundup, which is quite a feat.

We tried doing a direct Netgear Nighthawk X10 (R9000) vs. ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the Netgear Nighthawk X10 (R9000) most impressed the reviewers at PCmag, who gave it a score of 9, whereas the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 did best in its hardwarezone.com.sg review - it scored 9 points.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Netgear Nighthawk X10 (R9000) earned an average review score of 7.9 out of 10 points and the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 received an average of 9.0, compared to the 7.4 average of Wi-Fi Routers in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
PCmag
TechGearLab
CNET
TechSpot
Techradar
PC Gamer
hardwarezone.com.sg
Lifewire
BestReviews
Gadget Review
Tech. Specs Comparison
Netgear Nighthawk X10 (R9000)
$249
ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900
$298
Mesh Router
No
Yes
Supported Frequency Ranges
  • 160 MHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 60 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Wi-Fi standard
WiGig
Wi-Fi 5
Has average expert review score
Significantly higher than average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Wi-Fi Routers
9.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Best Wireless Routers for 2020” 
Last updated: 11 days ago
TechGearLab
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best Wireless Router of 2020” 
Last updated: 30 Jul 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 6
in “Best small business routers 2020: top routers for work” 
Last updated: 11 May 2020
Recommended by trusted experts
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for die-hard gamers
in “The best gaming routers of 2020” 
Last updated: 18 days ago

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