Could you please advice me on this wireless network cards purchase.The options I have are:
Intel WiFi Link 5300 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card , OR Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card
The Intel website has rated them equally on performance. So, is it worth buying paying the extra bucks for the 5300??and why??
The Intel website has rated them equally on performance. Intel has answered your question.
But, Dell charges $25 extra for the 5300 wireless card.So, I was wondering if we were missing someting here??
If Intel says the products are of equal qualify, you buy the 5100.
Thanks for your help.
Hello benilava, I think you had a question about which WiFi card to purchase with your new laptop. First, I want to let you know I work for Intel in their consumer marketing team. My goal is to provide you with additional information to clarify the difference between the difference between the Intel Wi-Fi 5100 and 5300 wi-fi solutions for your new laptop.
On the Intel web site (http://bit.ly/1GrPpU) you will find the 5300 Wi-Fi option includes Ultimate N. The benefits of Ultimate N comes in the form of better data throughput, broader wi-fi coverage and better power performance.
Here is a quick recap of 5300 Wi-Fi:
I hope this helps and I hope you enjoy your new Dell Laptop.
I guess I made a mistake in thinking that both of these modes offer the same performance. Thanks for, the information and helping me make a wiser decision.