ASUS RT-AC87 Wave 2 802.11ac consumer router priced at $269

ASUS today announced the price of the ASUS RT-AC87, a Wave 2 802.11ac consumer router, at $269.99 for North America.

The new router offers supports the fastest 5 GHz with speeds up to 1.73Gbps.

ASUS RT-AC87 features QSR1000¬†4×4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) chipset,.

This apart, the RT-AC87 utilizes four external antennas and Universal Beamforming to maximize range throughout the home or office, improving signal strength and performance even to older 802.11a/b/g/n clients.

ASUS RT-AC87 router

ASUS will be targeting users who are looking for HD-grade video, ultra-low-latency gaming and heavy file sharing. Its MU-MIMO technology enables it to stream rich content to multiple devices in every corner of a home, in Full 1080p or 4K Ultra HD resolution.

MU-MIMO enables the RT-AC87 to form groups of multiple devices that can be served at the same time, simultaneously.

Previous 802.11n and 802.11ac routers can stream to only one device at a time.