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TP-Link's multi-band Talon router lets you download a 4K movie in four minutes

There are routers, and then there's the TP-Link Talon AD7200. The device, shown off here at the Consumer Electronics Show today, is the world's first router to ship with Qualcomm's new 802.11ad technology, which taps into the unused 60GHz frequency to reach blazing speeds. The router utilizes both 802.11ad and 802.11ac technology, effectively combining the 60GHz, 2.4GHz, and 5GHz bands for a total throughput speed of 7 gigabits per second. Those speeds are outrageous, completely unnecessary, and undeniably impressive. The blending of the bands is practical, however, because the 60GHz frequency can't penetrate walls easily, so the Talon is able to switch over to 2.4 and 5GHz when necessary. TP-Link says you the router will let you download an entire feature-length 4K video in about four minutes or transfer a thousand photos to a storage device in about five seconds. It has eight antennas, and contains four gigabit ethernet ports and two USB 3.0 ports for transferring files. TP-Link isn't saying how much the Talon will cost quite yet, but it's going to be available early this year.

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