This week Netgear rolled out 2 new routers in the Orbi range, the RBK40 and RBK30 Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Systems, for mid to small-sized houses in the country. The Orbi range began with the RBK50 and rolled out a fresh language of design. The new RBK40 and RBK30 comes with a price tag of Rs. 26,000 and Rs. 20,000, respectively, and will be accessible from the Diwali season on Amazon India.
The Orbi RBK40 and RBK30 follow an analogous design but are less powerful and smaller in terms of exposure area compared to the flagship RBK50. Netgear claims that it is rolling out new form factors for Orbi to offer users with additional choice of flexibility and style of Wi-Fi placement. The Orbi RBK30 has a less range of 3,500 Square Feet in comparison to the Orbi RBK40 that can wrap a region of almost 4,000 Square Feet. Both the devices comprise a wall-plug satellite and AC2200 router for broader coverage region.
In addition to this, the new Orbi Systems backs 802.11ac AC2200 Wi-Fi rates of almost 2.2 Gbps, backing concurrent 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi bands on the satellite and router, which preserves the same SSID (name). The company is advertizing an easy installation through the iOS or name apps and it has 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Netgear claims that the cost for an Orbi RBK30 along with one wall plug satellite and one AC2200 router is kept in the range of Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 22,000, while the Orbi RBK40 with the same setting can be bought in the range of Rs. 24,000 and Rs. 26,000. The Orbi RBK50 was previously obtainable on Amazon India and can be purchased with a price tag of Rs. 26,999 at the time of the Amazon Great India Festival.
“Each of these new systems from Orbi with AC2200 router are quicker than spirited goods with AC1200 Wi-Fi,” claimed Country Manager for India and SAARC at Netgear, Marthesh Nagendra, to the media in an interview. “In addition to this, all Orbi Wi-Fi systems for home are Tri-band as compared to the competitive products that are dual band mesh.