The Netgear Nighthawk X10 has been voted the best WiFi router in Europe in the 2017 European Hardware Awards, the second year in a row that a Nighthawk router has received the award. Designed to honour the best hardware sold throughout the European Union (EU), the awards handed the Best Router accolade to the Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000), which was launched last year as the first and fastest media streaming and instant backup router.
More than 100 editors from European Hardware Association (EHA) publications were chosen to vote in the awards as representatives of the biggest technology review and news sites in Europe. These publications included Hardware Upgrade, Lab 501, hardwareluxx, and KitGuru. From these votes, Netgear's offering came out on top in the router category.
The Netgear Nighthawk X10 is designed to make offloading video files and moving them within a network faster and easier. It has enough power to move 4K and VR video at a high speed while also ensuring simple access to the files once they are stored on the network.
On top of this, users can enjoy ultra-smooth 4K streaming, including to remote devices, ensuring a flawless viewing experience. The Nighthawk X10 is the first router to run Plex Media Server without requiring a computer to do so.
The router uses Quad-Stream wave 2 WiFi architecture, a 1.7 GHz Quad Core processor and next-generation high-speed 802.11ad WiFi. All of this ensures fast combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2 Gbps are supported. Mobile devices can also enjoy WiFi at double the speed thanks to 160MHz, while spontaneous streaming is supported by the latest Mu-MIMO technology.
David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for Netgear said: “We are honored to have a Nighthawk router selected as the Best Router in the European market two years in a row! Last year it was Nighthawk X6 and now Nighthawk X10.
"We design all Netgear products not only to meet but to surpass the highest performance standards, and we strive to deliver the newest technology innovations. We know Nighthawk X10 to be the industry’s best, so it’s extremely rewarding to have it confirmed by technology experts in continent-wide voting.”
The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router provides instant backup and downloads, as well as minimal online game play latency due to its utilisation of 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology. It also offers improved WiFi coverage and faster speed due to its four high-performance Active Antennas.
Faster streaming is available by using the router's two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, which also makes backing up data and access to stored media easier. It's 10Gigabit fibre port also allows for incredibly fast streaming and file backup to and from any Netgear ReadyNAS storage device or other NAS devices.
All of these features make the Netgear Nighthawk X10 the ideal router for online gamers and those who regularly handle large video files. The fact that the Netgear Up app allows users to setup the router and configure it from an Android or iOS device also makes installation as easy as use.