What’s the difference between Scimitar Pro RGB and Scimitar RGB Elite?

Corsair recently released the third generation of the Scimitar Gaming Mouse called the RGB Elite. So, how does the new version compare against the second generation of the series, the Scimitar Pro RGB?

You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

Corsair has made a few improvements with the Scimitar RGB Elite when compared to the older Scimitar Pro RGB.

The newer release has more DPI (18,000 vs. 16,000) in addition to having much better durability (click-rated for 50 million vs. 20 million).

Otherwise, the two gaming mouse have the same features and specifications.

Scimitar Pro RGB vs. Scimitar RGB Elite Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the two Corsair mice below.

Scimitar Pro RGBScimitar RGB Elite
Weight122 g147 g
ConnectivityWired USBWired USB
Cable1.8m braided fiber cable1.8m braided fiber cable
Mouse Button TypeOmronOmron
Mouse Button Durability20 million click-rated Omron switches50 million click-rated Omron switches
Grip TypePalmPalm
Game TypeMOBA

MMO
MOBA

MMO
SensorOpticalOptical
DPI16,00018,000
Report Rates125 Hz

250 Hz

500 Hz

1000 Hz
125 Hz

250 Hz

500 Hz

1000 Hz
Prog Buttons17 programmable buttons17 programmable buttons
Key Slider Side Panel?YesYes
On Board Memory Profiles3x3x
Dynamic Four-Zone RGB Backlighting?YesYes
CUE SoftwareCUE 2.0iCUE
CompatibilityUSB port

Internet connection

Windows 7, 8 or 10
USB port 2.0

Internet connection

Windows 7, 8 or 10
WarrantyTwo-year warrantyTwo-year warranty
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Weight

At 122 g (without the cable and other accessories), the new Scimitar RGB Elite weighs 17% less than the Scimitar Pro RGB, which has a listed weight of 147 g (without the cable and other accessories).

Connectivity

The Pro RGB and RGB Elite use a wired USB for connection.

Cable

Both Corsair Scimitar gaming mouse comes with the same 1.8m braided fiber cable.

Mouse Button Type

The 2nd and 3rd versions of the Scimitar utilize Omron as the mouse button type.

Mouse Button Durability

The Omron switches in the Scimitar RGB Elite has been rated for 50 million clicks. This is 2.5 times more longer lasting than the Omron switches in the Scimitar Pro RGB, which has been rated for 20 million clicks.

Grip Type

Both products are made for the palm gripping style.

Game Type

Both gaming mouse are designed for massively multiplayer online (MMO) and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). The games in these genres usually require a lot of different inputs. With the prog buttons, you can easily access all the buttons with just one hand.

Sensor

The Scimitar RGB Elite and Scimitar Pro RGB utilize an optical sensor.

DPI

The Scimitar RGB Elite has a higher DPI at 18,000 when compared to the Scimitar Pro RGB, which has a DPI of 16,000.

For the uniformed, DPI stands for dots per linear inch. The higher the amount the dots, the more sensitive the mouse will be.

Report Rates

Both products offer the same report rates (also known as polling rates) as you can select between 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz and 1000 Hz.

Report rates measure how many times a mouse will reports its position to your PC every second. For example, the 1000 Hz setting means that the mouse will report its position 1,000 times per second.

Prog Buttons

The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite Gaming Mouse and Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Gaming Mouse both offer 17 programmable buttons for macros and remapping. 12 of those are located on the side while the rest are placed on top.

Key Slider Side Panel

Both products also come with a Key Slider Side Panel. This allow you to reposition the panel containing the 12 side programmable buttons to that you can comfortably reach them with your thumb.

On Board Memory Profiles

The two Corsair Scimitar gaming mouse in this versus guide can also store up to 3 memory profiles. As a result, you don’t have to adjust your macros and/or lighting settings every time.

Dynamic Four-Zone RGB Backlighting

Both also use a four-zone RGB for backlighting as you can customize the light emitting from the mouse across four different color zones.

CUE Software

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Gaming Mouse uses the Corsair Utility Engine 2.0 for software while the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite Gaming Mouse utilizes the iCUE.

Compatibility

For the Scimitar Pro RGB, you will need a PC with USB port, internet connection (to download the aforementioned Corsair Utility Engine software) in addition to an operating system of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.

For the Scimitar RGB Elite, you need a PC with an USB 2.0 port, internet connection (to download the iCUE software) as well as an operating system of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Warranty

Corsair provides a two-year warranty for both the Scimitar Pro RGB and Scimitar RGB Elite.

Videos

You can also take a look at the official overview videos of both gaming mouse below.

 

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What’s the difference between weBoost Home Room, MultiRoom and Home Complete?

If you get getting a bad cell phone signal at home, then you may want to consider getting a weBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit. There are three versions available in the new generation of this product: Home Room (472120), Home MultiRoom (470144) and Home Complete (470145). So, which one of these best fit your needs?

You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

Picking the right weBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit for your home depends on your situation. The factors include the strength of the original signal, the size of your home in addition to how far you want to extend the boosted cell phone signal.

In general, we consider the Home Complete to be the best of the group as it has the widest potential booster signal coverage of up to 7500 sq. ft. in addition to the highest potential signal strength gain.

Not to mention that you can also the optional “weBoost Installed” version of Home Complete, which comes with professional installation.

Home Room vs. Home MultiRoom vs. Home Complete Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the Home Room, Home MultiRoom and Home Complete below.

weBoost Home RoomweBoost Home MultiRoomweBoost Home Complete
Package Dimensions5.25" x 14.5" x 11.25"11" x 11.375" x 9.313"17.75" x 12.25" x 12.25"
Signal Booster Dimensions6.5" x 4.25" x 1.25"6" x 6" x 1.6"8.25" x 6" x 2.4"
Package Weight6.55 pounds10.2 pounds17 pounds
Signal Booster Weight0.445 pounds1.9 pounds1.55 pounds
What's in the Box2x 30’ White Low Loss RG6 (75ohm) Coax Cables

Flat Window Cable

Home Room

Inside Desktop Antenna

Outside Panel Antenna

Power Supply
2x 15’ White Low Loss RG6 (75ohm) Coax Cables

15x Cable Mounting Clips

30’ White Low Loss RG6 (75ohm) Coax Cable

Fabric Inside Panel Antenna

Flat Window Cable

Home MultiRoom

Outside Antenna Mounting Bracket

Outside Directional Antenna

Power Supply

Wall Mount Brackets with Command Strips
15x Cable Mounting Clips

60’ Black RG11 Cable

75’ Black RG11 Cable

Fabric Inside Panel Antenna

Home Complete

Outside Antenna Mounting Bracket

Outside Directional Antenna

Power Supply

Wall Mount Brackets with Command Strips
Available Accessories2 ft. RG-6 F-Male/F-Male White Cable

20 ft. White RG6 Low Loss Coax Cable

F-Female to F-Female Barrel Connector

Inside Antenna Upgrade Kit

Lightning Surge Protector 75 Ohm
-3 dB 2-Way Splitter 75 Ohm

20 ft. White RG6 Low Loss Coax Cable

F-Female to F-Female Barrel Connector

Lightning Surge Protector 75 Ohm

Plastic Inside Panel Antenna
75' RG-11 Extension Cable with F Male Connectors

Inside Panel Antenna with Mount

Lightning Surge Protector 75 Ohm

Outside Directional Antenna with Mount

Splitters 75 Ohm
Carrier CompatibilityAll U.S. carriers, including:

AT&T
Sprint
Straight Talk
T-Mobile
U.S. Cellular
Verizon
All U.S. carriers, including:

AT&T
Sprint
Straight Talk
T-Mobile
U.S. Cellular
Verizon
All U.S. carriers, including:

AT&T
Sprint
Straight Talk
T-Mobile
U.S. Cellular
Verizon
Bands and FrequenciesBand 12/17: 700 MHz

Band 13: 700 MHz

Band 5: 850 MHz

Band 4: 1700/2100 MHz

Band 2: 1900 MHz
Band 12/17: 700 MHz

Band 13: 700 MHz

Band 5: 850 MHz

Band 4: 1700/2100 MHz

Band 2: 1900 MHz
Band 12/17: 700 MHz

Band 13: 700 MHz

Band 5: 850 MHz

Band 4: 1700/2100 MHz

Band 2: 1900 MHz
Boosted Coverage Area at -89 dB and lower (or around 5 bars)Up to 1500 sq. ft.Up to 5000 sq. ft.Up to 7500 sq. ft.
Boosted Coverage Area at -90 dB (or around 3 to 4 bars)Up to 1000 sq. ft.Up to 3500 sq. ft.Up to 4000 sq. ft.
Boosted Coverage Area at -100 dB (or around 1 to 2 bars)Up to 150 sq. ft.Up to 1000 sq. ft.Up to 2000 sq. ft.
Boosted Coverage Area at no signalSignal booster unlikely to workSignal booster unlikely to workSignal booster unlikely to work
Max dB Gain with Boost60 dB65 dB72 dB
Impedance75 Ohm75 Ohm75 Ohm
ConnectorsSMA Female/F-FemaleF-FemaleF-Female
Power8 W at 110-240V AC, 50-60 Hz8 W at 110-240V AC, 50-60 Hz20 W at 110-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Professional InstallationNoNoYes with the weBoost Installed Home Complete (474445) Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit
FCCApproved for 60 dB maximum gainApproved for 65 dB maximum gainApproved for 72 dB maximum gain
Warranty2-year manufacturer’s warranty

30-day money-back guarantee
2-year manufacturer’s warranty

30-day money-back guarantee
2-year manufacturer’s warranty

30-day money-back guarantee
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Package Dimensions

The package for the Home Complete is much bigger than the other two with Home Room being the smallest. You can find the measurements below.

  • Home Room: 5.25″ x 14.5″ x 11.25″
  • Home MultiRoom: 11″ x 11.375″ x 9.313″
  • Home Complete: 17.75″ x 12.25″ x 12.25″

Signal Booster Dimensions

When it comes to the dimensions of the main signal booster unit, the Home Complete is the biggest, followed by the Home MultiRoom and then the Home Room.

You can take a look at the measurements below:

  • Home Room: 6.5″ x 4.25″ x 1.25″
  • Home MultiRoom: 6″ x 6″ x 1.6″
  • Home Complete: 8.25″ x 6″ x 2.4″

Package Weight

The entire package of the Home Complete is also much heavier than the Home Room and MultiRoom.

You can take a look at the packaging weight stats below:

  • Home Room: 6.55 pounds
  • Home MultiRoom: 10.2 pounds
  • Home Complete: 17 pounds

Signal Booster Weight

As for the weight for the signal booster, the Home MultiRoom is the heaviest, followed by the Home Complete and then the Home Room.

You can find the weight specifications below:

  • Home Room: 0.445 pounds
  • Home MultiRoom: 1.9 pounds
  • Home Complete: 1.55 pounds

What’s in the Box

The signal booster is not the only piece in the weBoost kits. Below, you can find the full list of items included in each box:

Home Room:

  • 2x 30’ White Low Loss RG6 (75ohm) Coax Cables
  • Flat Window Cable
  • Home Room
  • Inside Desktop Antenna
  • Outside Panel Antenna
  • Power Supply

Home MultiRoom:

  • 2x 15’ White Low Loss RG6 (75ohm) Coax Cables
  • 15x Cable Mounting Clips
  • 30’ White Low Loss RG6 (75ohm) Coax Cable
  • Fabric Inside Panel Antenna
  • Flat Window Cable
  • Home MultiRoom
  • Outside Antenna Mounting Bracket
  • Outside Directional Antenna
  • Power Supply
  • Wall Mount Brackets with Command  Strips

Home Complete:

  • 15x Cable Mounting Clips
  • 60’ Black RG11 Cable
  • 75’ Black RG11 Cable
  • Fabric Inside Panel Antenna
  • Home Complete
  • Outside Antenna Mounting Bracket
  • Outside Directional Antenna
  • Power Supply
  • Wall Mount Brackets with Command Strips

Available Accessories

You can also get several accessories, such as the lighting surge protector, for each kit.

You can find the full list of optional add-ons for each weBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit below:

Home Room:

  • 2 ft. RG-6 F-Male/F-Male  White Cable
  • 20 ft. White RG6 Low Loss Coax Cable
  • F-Female to F-Female Barrel Connector
  • Inside Antenna Upgrade Kit
  • Lightning Surge Protector 75 Ohm

Home MultiRoom:

  • -3 dB 2-Way Splitter 75 Ohm
  • 20 ft. White RG6 Low Loss Coax Cable
  • F-Female to F-Female Barrel Connector
  • Lightning Surge Protector 75 Ohm
  • Plastic Inside Panel Antenna

Home Complete:

  • 75′ RG-11 Extension Cable with F Male Connectors
  • Inside Panel Antenna with Mount
  • Lightning Surge Protector 75 Ohm
  • Outside Directional Antenna with Mount
  • Splitters 75 Ohm

Carrier Compatibility

The signal boosters in the three kits are compatible with all U.S. carriers, including the following:

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • Straight Talk
  • T-Mobile
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Verizon

Bands and Frequencies

The weBoost Home Room Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit, weBoost Home MultiRoom Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit and weBoost Home Complete Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit are all compatible with the following bands and frequencies:

  • Band 12/17: 700 MHz
  • Band 13: 700 MHz
  • Band 5: 850 MHz
  • Band 4: 1700/2100 MHz
  • Band 2: 1900 MHz

Boosted Coverage Area

The boosted coverage area depends on the original cell phone signal coming into your home. The stronger the external signal is, the bigger the coverage area for the signal booster will be.

A cell phone signal is measured by decibel (or dB for short). The closer the negative dB number is to 0, the stronger the signal will be. A -89 dB or lower is considered to be a strong signal while a -100 dB or higher is considered to be a weak signal.

At the best possible original signal strength, the Home Room can boost the cover area by up to 1500 sq. ft., the Home MultiRoom can boost the signal by up to 5000 sq. ft. and the Home Complete can boost the signal by up to 7500 sq. ft.

You can take a look at the complete boosted coverage area for all three products below.

Home Room:

  • -89 dB and lower (or around 5 bars): Up to 1500 sq. ft.
  • -90 dB (or around 3 to 4 bars): Up to 1000 sq. ft.
  • -100 dB (or around 1 to 2 bars): Up to 150 sq. ft.
  • No Signal: signal booster unlikely to work
  •  

Home MultiRoom:

  • -89 dB and lower (or around 5 bars): Up to 5000 sq. ft.
  • -90 dB (or around 3 to 4 bars): Up to 3500 sq. ft.
  • -100 dB (or around 1 to 2 bars): Up to 1000 sq. ft.
  • No Signal: signal booster unlikely to work

Home Complete:

  • -89 dB and lower (or around 5 bars): Up to 7500 sq. ft.
  • -90 dB (or around 3 to 4 bars): Up to 4000 sq. ft.
  • -100 dB (or around 1 to 2 bars): Up to 2000 sq. ft.
  • No Signal: signal booster unlikely to work

Max dB Gain with Boost

All three boosters will also add “gain” to the original signal. The Home Complete is the best in this category as it adds 72 dB, followed by the Home MultiRoom as it adds 65 dB. Lastly, the Home Room adds 60 dB to the original signal.

Impedance

All three weBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Kits have an impedance of 75 Ohm. For the uninformed, impedance measures the amount of resistant going up against the electrical flow. In this case, the performance of all boosters are identical.

Connectors

For connectors, the we Boost Home Room use SMA Female/F-Female. Both the we Boost Home Multi Room and we Boost Home Complete use F-Female.

Power

Both the Home Room and Home MultiRoom use the same amount of power of 8 W at 110-240V AC, 50-60 Hz. The Home Complete uses more energy with a rating of 20 W at 110-240V AC, 50-60 Hz.

Professional Installation

Only the Home Complete comes with a professional installation option, which is available in all 50 states of the USA. If you are interested, you can purchase the option on Amazon with the following link:

FCC

All three products have been FCC approved for their respective max gain. As we stated above, the maximum gain is 60 dB for the Home Room, 65 dB for the Home MultiRoom and 72 dB for the Home Complete.

Warranty

All three products come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. weBoost is also providing 30-day money-back guarantee.

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What’s the difference between 1st Gen and 2nd Gen Ring Alarm Home Security Systems?

The second generation of the Ring Alarm Home Security System is now available. So, how does the new model compare against first generation?

You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

The only major difference between the first and second generation Ring Alarm Home Security System is the redesigned key pad. The 2nd Gen adds three emergency buttons (ambulance service, fire department and police).

Otherwise, the older and newer versions are nearly identical.

If you are looking for quick access to emergency calls, then we recommend picking up the 2nd Gen Ring Alarm Home Security System over the original.

1st Gen vs. 2nd Gen Ring Alarm Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the two security systems below.

1st Gen Ring Alarm Home Security System2nd Gen Ring Alarm Home Security System
Configurations5 Piece Kit

8 Piece Kit

14 Piece Kit

Smoke and CO Kit

Enhanced Kit
5 Piece Kit

8 Piece Kit

14 Piece Kit

Camera Kit
Base Station Dimensions6.65 in. x 6.65 in. x 1.42 in.6.65 in. x 6.65 in. x 1.42 in.
Base Station Power100 – 240V 50/60Hz AC Adapter100 – 240V 50/60Hz AC Adapter
Base Station Battery LifeRechargeable 24-hour battery backupRechargeable 24-hour battery backup
Base Station Operating Conditions32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)
Base Station InstallationMount on wall

Place on flat surface
Mount on wall

Place on flat surface
Base Station ConnectivityBluetooth

Ethernet

Wi-Fi

Zigbee

Z-Wave

Cellular backup (with Ring Protect Plus )
Bluetooth

Ethernet

Wi-Fi

Zigbee

Z-Wave

Cellular backup (with Ring Protect Plus)

With Ring Certified WWR:
Dome Siren
First Alert
Kwikset Smart Code Touchpad
Sclage Connect Smart Deadbolt
Yale Real Living Assure
Base Station Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service1-year limited warranty and service
Keypad Dimensions5.87 in. X 3.94 in. X 0.91 in.4.13 in. x 4.41 in. x 0.75 in.
Keypad PowerAC adapter

Internal rechargeable battery
AC adapter

Internal rechargeable battery
Keypad Security ModesDisarmed

Away

Home
Disarmed

Away

Home
Keypad Emergency ButtonsNoneAmbulance service

Fire department

Police
Keypad Operating Conditions32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)
Keypad InstallationMount on wall (with quick-release bracket)

Place on flat surface
Mount on wall (with quick-release bracket)

Place on flat surface
Keypad ConnectivityUp to 250 feet with open air and clear line of sight with Z-WaveUp to 250 feet with open air and clear line of sight with Z-Wave
Keypad Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service1-year limited warranty and service
Contact Sensor Dimensions3.23 in. x 0.98 in. x 0.94 in.1.56 in. x 2.09 in. x 0.55 in.
Contact Sensor Power3V lithium batteryCR2032 coin cell batteries
Contact Sensor Battery LifeAround 3 yearsAround 3 years
Max Distance Between Sensors5/8 in.1 in.
Contact Sensor Operating Conditions32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)
Contact Sensor InstallationMount to door

Mount to window frame
Mount to door

Mount to window frame
Contact Sensor ConnectivityUp to 250 feet with open air and clear line of sight with Z-WaveUp to 250 feet with open air and clear line of sight with Z-Wave
Contact Sensor Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service1-year limited warranty and service
Motion Detector Dimensions3.54 in. X 2.44 in. X 1.77 in.2.6 in. x 2.6 in. x 1.53 in.
Motion Detector Power3V lithium battery2 AA batteries
Motion Detector Operating Conditions32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)
Motion Detector InstallationMount on room corner

Mount on room corners flat wall
Mount on room corner

Mount on room corners flat wall
Motion Detector ConnectivityUp to 250 feet with open air and clear line of sight with Z-WaveUp to 250 feet with open air and clear line of sight with Z-Wave
Motion Detector Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service1-year limited warranty and service
Range Extender Dimensions3.15 in. x 1.81 in. x 1.10 in.1.86 in. x 3.19 in. x 1.66 in.
Range Extender PowerAC adapterAC adapter
Range Extender Battery Life24-hour lithium ion battery backup24-hour lithium ion battery backup
Range Extender Operating Conditions32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C)
Range Extender InstallationPlug directly into power outletPlug directly into power outlet
Range Extender ConnectivityUp to 250 feet with open air and clear line of sight with Z-Wave

Extend an additional 250 feet
Up to 250 feet with open air and clear line of sight with Z-Wave

Extend an additional 250 feet
Range Extender Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service1-year limited warranty and service
Ring Protect Plus24/7 professional monitoring

60 days unlimited video recording

60 days unlimited photo capture

Cellular Backup
24/7 professional monitoring

60 days unlimited video recording

60 days unlimited photo capture

Cellular Backup
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Configurations

Both products are available in multiple configurations on Amazon.

The 1st Generation is available in the following sets:

  • 5 Piece Kit
  • 8 Piece Kit
  • 14 Piece Kit
  • Smoke and CO Kit
  • Enhanced Kit

The 2nd Generation is available in the following sets:

  • 5 Piece Kit
  • 8 Piece Kit
  • 14 Piece Kit
  • Camera kit

Base Station

Dimensions

The dimensions are the same for the first and second generation base stations with measurements of 6.65 in. x 6.65 in. x 1.42 in.

Power

Both base stations also have the same power rating of 100 – 240V 50/60Hz with the AC Adapter included.

Battery Life

The battery life is also identical with rechargeable 24-hour battery backups.

Operating Conditions

Both Ring Alarm base stations should operate just fine between 32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C).

Installation

When it comes to installation, you can either mount both base stations to the wall or simply place them on a flat surface.

Connectivity

You can use either Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Zigbee or Z-Wave to setup for both bases. If you have a Ring Protect Plus subscription, you can also use cellular backup.

With the 2nd Gen base, you can also connect to the Dome Siren, First Alert, Kwikset Smart Code Touchpad, Sclage Connect Smart Deadbolt and Yale Real Living Assure.

Warranty and Service

Both first and second gen base units come with an 1-year limited warranty and service.

Keypad

Dimensions

The second generation Ring Alarm keypad is smaller when compared to the first generation.

You can find the measurements below:

  • 1st Gen: 5.87 in. X 3.94 in. X 0.91 in.
  • 2nd Gen: 4.13 in. x 4.41 in. x 0.75 in.

Power

In terms of power, the two keypads come with an internal rechargeable battery as well as an AC adapter.

Security Modes

Both units also use three security modes: Disarmed, Away and Home.

Disarmed will deactivate all sensors while Away will activate all sensors.

Home will let you activate select sensors.

Operating Conditions

The two keypads need to be in an environment that has a temperature between 32°F to 104°F (or 0°C to 40°C).

Installation

For the 1st and 2nd gen keypad, you can either mount the unit as it comes with a quick-release bracket or simply place it on a flat surface.

Connectivity

The connections used for both are identical.

With Z-Wave, you will be able to connect the keypad to the base station for up to 250 feet as long as there is open air and line of sight.

Warranty and Service

Both units also come with the same 1-year limited warranty and service.

Contact Sensor

Dimensions

The sizes for the contact sensors were changed between generations.

You can take a look at the measurements below:

  • 1st Generation: 3.23 in. x 0.98 in. x 0.94 in.
  • 2nd Generation: 1.56 in. x 2.09 in. x 0.55 in.

Power

The first generation Ring Alarm contact sensor use a 3V lithium battery while the second generation Ring Alarm contact sensor utilize CR2032 coin cell batteries.

Battery Life

Despite the different battery setup, the battery life for both contact sensors will last around 3 years.

Maximum Distance Between Sensors

For the 1st Gen contact sensor, the maximum distance between the sensors is 5/8 of an inch.

For the 2nd Gen contact sensor, the maximum distance between sensor is 1 inch.

Operating Conditions

The operating temperature for both devices is between 32°F to 120°F (or 0°C to 49°C).

Installation

You can mount either contact sensors to the door or window frame.

Connectivity

Both devices also use Z-Wave to connect to the base station.

The range is up to 250 feet in an open air and clear line of sight setting.

Warranty and Service

Both sensors come with an 1-year limited warranty and service.

Motion Detector

Dimensions

The motion detectors between the two generations are also different.

You can find the measurements of the two devices below:

  • 1st Gen: 3.54 in. X 2.44 in. X 1.77 in.
  • 2nd Gen: 2.6 in. x 2.6 in. x 1.53 in.

Power

The older motion detector use a 3V lithium battery while the newer motion detector utilizes 2 AA batteries.

Operating Conditions

The recommended operating temperature for both is between 32°F to 120°F (or 0°C to 49°C).

Installation

Both devices can be mounted on room corners or on flat walls.

Connectivity

Both also use Z-Wave to communicate with the base station.

The coverage is up to 250 feet.

Having an open air and clear line of sight is recommended.

Warranty and Service

The two motion detectors have an 1-year limited warranty and service.

Range Extender

Dimensions

The range extender is also different in terms of size.

You can find the measurements for each below:

  • 1st Generation: 3.15 in. x 1.81 in. x 1.10 in.
  • 2nd Generation: 1.86 in. x 3.19 in. x 1.66 in.

Power

Both extenders use an AC adapter for power.

Battery Life

The two devices are also equipped with a 24-hour lithium ion battery backup.

Operating Conditions

The range extended can be operated in the temperature range between 32°F to 120°F (or 0°C to 49°C).

Installation

The devices need to be plugged directly into a power outlet.

Connectivity

The range extenders need to be within 250 feet of the base station. It will then extend the range by an additional 250 feet.

Warranty and Service

Like the other pieces, the two extenders come with 1-year limited warranty and service.

Other Features

Ring Protect Plus

Both generations of the Ring Alarm Home Security System also use Ring Protect Plus.

This optional premium feature includes 24/7 professional monitoring, 60 days unlimited video recording, 60 days unlimited photo capture and cellular backup.

After the initial free 30-day trial period, you have to pay $10 a month.

Emergency Buttons

Exclusive to the 2nd Gen Ring Alarm are the emergency buttons on the key pad.

The shortcuts will give you quick access to the ambulance service, fire department and police.

Samsung TU8000 wall mount specs

The TU8000 Crystal is the latest 4K UHD Smart TV series from Samsung. If you got one of the new television sets, then you may want to mount it to one of your walls.

This compatibility guide at Seeking Tech will help you find the most compatible wall mount for all sizes of the TU8000.

TV Sizes

The Samsung TU8000 comes in six sizes:

  • 43″ (Model Number: UN43TU8000FXZA)
  • 50″ (Model Number: UN50TU8000FXZA)
  • 55″ (Model Number: UN55TU8000FXZA)
  • 65″ (Model Number: UN65TU8000FXZA)
  • 75″ (Model Number: UN75TU8000FXZA)
  • 75″ (Model Number: UN85TU8000FXZA)

Dimensions Without Stand

Before getting a wall mount, you have to make sure you have enough room on your wall for the size of your TU8000. Below, you can find the exact measurements (without the inclusion of the TV stand) of the different models.

  • 43-inch: 37.9″ in height by 22″ in width by 2.4″ in depth
  • 50-inch: 44″ in height by 25.4″ in width by 2.4″ in depth
  • 55-inch: 48.4″ in height by 27.8″ in width by 2.4″ in depth
  • 65-inch: 57.1″ in height by 32.7″ in width by 2.4″ in depth
  • 75-inch: 65.9″ in height by 37.7″ in width by 2.4″ in depth
  • 85-inch: 74.6″ in height by 42.7″ in width by 2.5″ in depth

Weight Without Stand

You should also take the weight of the television set into consideration. You can find out how much each model weigh (minus the TV stand) below.

  • 43-inch: 17.9 lb.
  • 50-inch: 25.1 lb.
  • 55-inch: 30.6 lb.
  • 65-inch: 45.4 lb.
  • 75-inch: 67 lb.
  • 85-inch: 70.5 lb.

VESA Patterns

You should also pay attention to the Vesa standard patterns to ensure that the wall mount will fit perfect with your Samsung TU8000 Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV model. You can take a look at the measurements below:

  • 43-inch: 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 50-inch: 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 55-inch: 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 65-inch: 400 mm x 300 mm
  • 75-inch: 400 mm x 400 mm
  • 85-inch: 600 mm x 400 mm
VESA Mounting Pattern (example from different TV).

Compatible Fixed Wall Mount

If you are looking for a simple fixed wall mount without any additional features, than one of the best option is the Echogear Low Profile Fixed TV Wall Mount.

The product can be adjusted to fit Vesa patterns of 200 mm x 200 mm (for the 43″, 50″ and 55″ TU8000), 400 mm x 300 mm (65″), 400 mm x 400 mm (75″) and 600 mm x 400 mm (85″). It has a weight limit of up to 150 pounds, so it should be sturdy enough to comfortably hold even the 85-inch Samsung TU8000 Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV.

The television will protrude just 2.5 inches from the wall with the ECHOGEAR mount. It also comes with a drill template so that you can easily install to the wall of your choice. If you somehow did not level the mount correctly (and thus, causing you TU8000 to look crooked and uneven), you can easily adjust the angle without having to re-mount.

The Low Profile Fixed TV Wall Mount is compatible with steel studs, wood studs and concrete. It will fit the studs that have spacing of 16 inches or 26 inches. If you are interested, you can purchase the product with the following link on Amazon:

Compatible Tilting Wall Mount

If you want to tilt your TU8000 slightly at different angles, then we suggest getting the Echogear Full Tilt TV Wall Mount.

Like the other aforementioned Echogear mount, the Full Title version can handle all VESA patterns of the different TU8000 TV sizes. It also has a weight capacity of 125 pounds (although it has been UL certified to hold 500 pounds).

The Echogear Full Tilt TV Wall Mount also comes with beginner friendly features such as a drilling template and post-install leveling.

With this mount, your Samsung TU8000 will be 2.4 inches from the wall and can be further extend to the maximum of 5.8 inches. The TV can also be tilted at up to 15 degrees and swivel at up to 10 degrees.

The Full Tilt TV Wall Mount can be installed on steel studs, wood studs and concrete. It will fit on studs with spacing of either 16 inches or 24 inches. You can buy the product, if you are interested, on Amazon with the following link:

Compatible Full Motion Wall Mount

If you want a full motion mount, then you should get the VideoSecu 24-inch Extension Full Motion Swivel Articulating TV Wall Bracket.

This mount can handle all of the aforementioned TU8000 VESA patterns. It has also been rated to hold up to 165 pounds, which is more than twice the amount of weight of the 85-inch TV.

Once installed, your TU8000 will have a minimal space of 2.8 inches between it and the wall. The TV can also be extended to up to 24 inches.

With the mount, your flat screen television can be tilted 8 degrees backwards and 12 degrees forward. It can be rolled by 5 degrees to level your TV post-installation. Last but certainly not least, it can be swivel at up to 160 degrees.

The VideoSecu product can be installed on wood studs with spacing of 16 inches or 24 inches. If you are interested, you can purchase the mount on Amazon with the following link:

Recap

If you want a simple low profile wall mount for your Samsung TU8000 Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV, we highly recommend getting the Echogear Low Profile Fixed TV Wall Mount.

If you want to want to tilt your television, then you should get the Echogear Full Tilt TV Wall Mount.

If you want to move your TV around in many different angles, then the most suitable option available is the VideoSecu 24-inch Extension Full Motion Swivel Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket.

What’s the difference between Netgear EAX20 and EAX80?

Netgear recently released the Netgear EAX20 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender. So, how does the new model compare against the EAX80?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the two extenders.

Quick Summary

The Netgear EAX80 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender has the clear advantage when it comes to coverage (up to 2,500 sq. ft.), speed (up to 6 Gbps) and connected devices (at least 30).

The EAX80 is easily the best choice out of the two options in this comparison guide if you are looking for the fastest connection and best wireless coverage.

The Netgear EAX20 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender is still a great choice if you have smaller area to cover (up to 1,500 sq. ft.), slower internet speed (up to 1.8 Gbps) and less devices to connect (the EAX20 can support more than 20). Under these circumstances, the EAX20 is the more affordable option when compared to the EAX80.

EAX20 vs. EAX80 Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the mesh extenders below.

EAX20 Netgear Wi-Fi 6 Mesh ExtenderEAX80 Netgear Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender
Dimensions9.5" x 6.7" x 2.5" (241.7 mm × 169.5 mm × 63.4 mm)10" x 7.75" x 4.2" (279 mm x 197 mm x 106 mm)
Weight1.1 pounds (or 504.4 g)1.9 pounds (or 860 g)
CPU64-bit 1.5GHz dual-core processor64-bit 1.8GHz dual-core processor
Expanded Wi-Fi CoverageUp to 1,500 sq. ft.Up to 2,500 sq. ft.
Wi-Fi SpeedAX1800 WiFi 6 (up to 1.8 Gbps)AX6000 WiFi 6 (up to 6 Gbps)
Wi-Fi BandsBand 1: 0.6Gbps @2.4GHz - 1024QAM

Band 2: 1.2Gbps @5GHz - 1024QAM
Band 1: 1.2Gbps @2.4GHz - 1024QAM

Band 2: 4.8Gbps @5GHz - 1024QAM
Wi-Fi Backward CompatibilityWi-Fi 1: 802.11b

Wi-Fi 2: 802.11a

Wi-Fi 3: 802.11g

Wi-Fi 4: 802.11n

Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac
Wi-Fi 1: 802.11b

Wi-Fi 2: 802.11a

Wi-Fi 3: 802.11g

Wi-Fi 4: 802.11n

Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac
Connected DevicesMore than 20 devicesMore than 30 devices
Ethernet Ports4x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with auto-sense4x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with auto-sense
OFDMA?YesYes
MU-MIMO?YesYes
160MHz Channel?YesYes
Nighthawk App?YesYes
Wi-Fi Protected Setup?YesYes
SecurityStandards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)Standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK)

WEP standards
Router/Gateway Requirements2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Browsers RequirementsMicrosoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher

Firefox 20 or higher

Safari 5.1 or higher

Google Chrome 25.0 or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher

Firefox 20 or higher

Safari 5.1 or higher

Google Chrome 25.0 or higher
WarrantyLimited 1-year hardware warranty

24/7 basic technical support for up to 90 days of purchase date from authorized Netgear resller
Limited 1-year hardware warranty

24/7 basic technical support for up to 90 days of purchase date from authorized Netgear resller
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Dimensions

The EAX20 is smaller when compared to the bulkier EAX80.

You can find the exact measurements for both products below:

  • EAX20: 9.5 in. x 6.7 in. x 2.5 in. (241.7 mm × 169.5 mm × 63.4 mm)
  • EAX80: 10 in. x 7.75 in. x 4.2 in. (279 mm x 197 mm x 106 mm)

Weight

The EAX20Wi Fi 6 Mesh Extender weighs nearly half as much as the EAX80 Wi Fi 6 Mesh Extender.

You can find the weight specifications below:

  • EAX20: 1.1 pounds (or 504.4 g)
  • EAX80: 1.9 pounds (or 860 g)

CPU

The Netgear EAX20 WiFi 6 Mesh Extender is equipped with a 64-bit 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

The Netgear EAX80 WiFi 6 Mesh Extender has a faster 64-bit 1.8GHz dual-core processor.

Expanded Wi-Fi Coverage

The EAX20 will be able to provide up to 1,500 sq. ft. of additional wireless coverage.

The EAX80 will be able to extend the wireless coverage to a maximum of 2,500 sq. ft., which is 66.67% more than the EAX20.

Wi-Fi Speed

The EAX20 uses AX1800 WiFi 6, which provide a wireless speed of up to 1.8 Gbps.

The EAX80 utilizes AX6000 WiFi 6 to provide a wireless speed of up to 6 Gbps, which is 233.33% faster than the EAX20.

Wi-Fi Bands

The EAX20 WiFi 6 Mesh Extender use the following bands:

  • Band 1: 0.6Gbps @2.4GHz – 1024QAM
  • Band 2: 1.2Gbps @5GHz – 1024QAM

The EAX80 Wi Fi 6 Mesh Extender utilizes the following bands:

  • Band 1: 1.2Gbps @2.4GHz – 1024QAM
  • Band 2: 4.8Gbps @5GHz – 1024QAM

Wi-Fi Backward Compatibility

Both mesh extenders are backward compatible with devices that use older Wi-Fi versions:

  • Wi-Fi 1: 802.11b
  • Wi-Fi 2: 802.11a
  • Wi-Fi 3: 802.11g
  • Wi-Fi 4: 802.11n
  • Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac

Connected Devices

The EAX20 will be able to connect to more than 20 devices.

The EAX80 can connect to more than 30 devices.

Ethernet Ports

Both products come with four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports that have auto-sensing technology.

OFDMA

Both Wi-Fi range extenders also use OFDMA, which helps provide efficient high volume data transmission for up to 4 devices simultaneously.

MU-MIMO

Furthermore, the two product support MU-MIMO, which will let you stream content on four different devices at the same time.

160MHz Channel

The EAX20 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender and EAX80 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender also support the 160MHz Channel, which provides gigabit speeds on compatible laptops, smartphones and other devices.

Nighthawk App

Both products also use the Nighthawk App.

After downloading the application on your smartphone, you can easily set up the Wi-Fi extenders.

You can then use the dashboard to check out the wireless settings, connected devices and perform other actions.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup

The two WiFi range extenders also use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (or WPS for short).

This security feature will provide a faster and easier connection between the router and connecting devices.

To utilize WPS, your wireless network must be using either the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

Security

The Netgear EAX20 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender uses a standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK).

The Netgear EAX80 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extender utilizes a standards-based WiFi Security (802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption with PSK) in addition to having WEP standards.

Router/Gateway Requirements

The router or gateway requirements are the same for both extenders. You will need 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.

Browsers Requirements

The EAX20 and EAX80 also have identical browser requirements.

You can find the list of supported browsers below:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
  • Firefox 20 or higher
  • Safari 5.1 or higher
  • Google Chrome 25.0 or higher

Warranty

The EAX20 and EAX80 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extenders come with Netgear’s limited 1-year hardware warranty.

The company will also provide 24/7 basic technical support for up to 90 days of purchase date if you buy the product from a Netgear authorized reseller.

What’s the difference between Netgear Orbi RBK50, RBK852 and RBK853?

If you are looking for a fast speed wireless setup in your home, then the Netgear Orbi Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System series is considered to be one of the best options available. Three of the most popular models in the series is the RBK50, RBK852 and RBK853.

S,o which of these will provide the best fit for you and your home? You can check out with this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

If you have fast internet, the RBK852/RBK853 offer a significant speed boost when compared to the RBK50 with a 200% increase over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi internet and 177.136%  increase over 5 GHz Wi-Fi internet.

There is also an 38.4882% increase to the speed of data transfer between the Orbi Router and Orbi Satellite.

The only difference between the RBK852 and RBK853 is that the RBK853 comes with two Orbi Satellites as opposed to just one. As a result, you get 50% more wireless coverage (7,500 sq. ft. vs. 5,000 sq. ft.) and 4 additional LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports.

RBK50 vs. RBK852 vs. RBK853 Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the three mesh Wi-Fi systems below.

Netgear Orbi RBK50Netgear Orbi RBK852Netgear Orbi RBK853
What's in the Box?1 Orbi Router (RBR50v2)

1 Orbi Satellite (RBS50v2)

1 2m Ethernet cable

2 12V/3.5A power adapters

Quick start guide
1 Orbi Router (RBR850)

1 Orbi Satellite (RBS850)

1 2m Ethernet cable

2 12V/3.5A power adapters

Quick start guide
1 Orbi Router (RBR850)

2 Orbi Satellites (RBS850)

1 2m Ethernet cable

3 12V/3.5A power adapters

Quick start guide
Wireless CoverageUp to 5,000 square feetUp to 5,000 square feetUp to 7,500 square feet
Router CPUQuad-Core 710MHzQuad-Core 2.2 GHzQuad-Core 2.2 GHz
Memory512MB NAND Flash

512MB RAM
512MB NAND Flash

1GB RAM
512MB NAND Flash

1GB RAM
Router Ports1 WAN port

3 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports
1 WAN port

4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports
1 WAN port

4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports
Orbi Satellite Ports4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports8 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports
Orbi Router Features6 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers

Implicit and explicit Beamforming for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands

MU-MIMO capable
8 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers

Implicit and explicit Beamforming for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands

MU-MIMO capable
8 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers

Implicit and explicit Beamforming for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands

MU-MIMO capable
Tri-Band Wi-Fi Speeds2.4 GHz: 400 Mbps

5 GHz Wi-Fi: 866 Mbps

Orbi Router and Orbi Satellite Wi-Fi Link: 1733 Mbps
2.4 GHz: 1200 Mbps

5 GHz Wi-Fi: 2400 Mbps

Orbi Router and Orbi Satellite Wi-Fi Link: 2400 Mbps
2.4 GHz: 1200 Mbps

5 GHz Wi-Fi: 2400 Mbps

Orbi Router and Orbi Satellite Wi-Fi Link: 2400 Mbps
Orbi Satellite Features4 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers

Implicit and explicit Beamforming for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands

MU-MIMO capable
8 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers

Implicit and explicit Beamforming for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands

MU-MIMO capable
8 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers

Implicit and explicit Beamforming for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands

MU-MIMO capable
Warranty1-year limited Netgear Hardware Warranty

90 days 24/7 basic technical support when purchased from authorized reseller
1-year limited Netgear Hardware Warranty

90 days 24/7 basic technical support when purchased from authorized reseller
1-year limited Netgear Hardware Warranty

90 days 24/7 basic technical support when purchased from authorized reseller
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What’s in the Box?

You can take a look at what’s included in the box of each Netgear Orbi Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System below:

RBK50:

  • 1 Orbi Router (RBR50v2)
  • 1 Orbi Satellite (RBS50v2)
  • 1 2m Ethernet cable
  • 2 12V/3.5A power adapters
  • Quick start guide

RBK852:

  • 1 Orbi Router (RBR850)
  • 1 Orbi Satellite (RBS850)
  • 1 2m Ethernet cable
  • 2 12V/3.5A power adapters
  • Quick start guide

RBK853:

  • 1 Orbi Router (RBR850)
  • 2 Orbi Satellites (RBS850)
  • 1 2m Ethernet cable
  • 3 12V/3.5A power adapters
  • Quick start guide

Wi-Fi Coverage

Both the Netgear Orbi RBK50 and RBK852 can provide up to 5,000 square feet of wireless coverage.

The Netgear Orbi RBK853 provides 50% more coverage over the other two products in this versus guide as it can cover 7,500 square feet.

Router CPU

The Orbi Router of the RBK50 comes equipped with a  Quad-Core 710MHz processor as a central processing unit. Both Orbi Routers of the RBK852 and RBK853 utilize the Quad-Core 2.2 GHz processor as a CPU.

Memory

In terms of memory, the Netgear Orbi RBK50 Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System uses a combination of 512MB NAND Flash and 512MB RAM.

Both the Netgear Orbi RBK852 and RBK853 Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Systems have same amount of NAND but double the amount of RAM.

Router Ports

All three Wi-Fi setups come with 1 WAN port on their respective routers.

The RBK50 includes 3 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports while the RBK852 and RBK853 include 4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports each.

You can check out what’s included in each router below:

RBK50 Router:

  • 1 WAN port
  • 3 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports

RBK852 Router:

  • 1 WAN port
  • 4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports

RBK853 Router:

  • 1 WAN port
  • 4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports

Orbi Satellite Ports

The Orbi Satellites of the RBK50 and RBK852 comes with 4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The Orbi Satellite of the RBK853 also comes with 4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports; since you get two satellites, you get 8 additional LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports in total.

Orbi Router Features

The major difference, in terms of Orbi Router features, is that the RBK50 has 6 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers.

The RBK852 and RBK853 come with 8 high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers.

All three use implicit and explicit Beamforming for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands.

The RBK50, RBK852 and RBK853 are also MU-MIMO capable as they will able to provide simultaneous data streaming across multiple devices.

Tri-Band Wi-Fi Speeds

The newer RBK852 and RBK853 Netgear Orbi Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Systems are much faster when compared to the RBK50.

When it comes to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection to the internet, there is a 200% increase for the newer models: 400 Mbps for the RBK50 vs. 1200 Mbps for the RBK852 and RBK853.

If you want to use a 5 GHz Wi-Fi connection to the internet, there is a 177.136%  increase for the newer models: 866 Mbps for the RBK50 vs. 2400 Mbps for the RBK852 and RBK853.

For connections between the Orbi Router and Orbi Satellite, there is an 38.4882% increase for the newer models: 1733 Mbps for the RBK50 vs. 2400 Mbps for the RBK852 and RBK853.

Keep in mind that the actual performance will vary based on your internet provider in addition to how your home is set up.

Orbi Satellite Features

When it comes to the features of the Orbi Satellite, both the RBK852 and RBK853 have twice the amount of high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers when compared to the RBK50 (8 versus 4).

Otherwise all three share the same features with implicit and explicit Beamforming for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands in addition to being MU-MIMO capable.

Warranty

All three products come with a 1-year limited Netgear Hardware Warranty.

If you buy from an authorized reseller, you will also bet 24/7 basic technical support for 90 days based on the date of purchase.

Resources:

Is the Samsung TU8000 TV suitable for PS5, Xbox Series X and other consoles?

In 2020, Samsung released the TU8000. So is the Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV series good for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and other gaming consoles?

You can find out with this guide at Seeking Tech.

Quick Summary

With the lack of HDMI 2.1 ports, along with underwhelming HDR, the Samsung TU8000 is not the most suitable TV for the PS5 and Xbox One X.

The low latency of this TV (with game mode activated) makes it great for older systems that use HDMI.

With that said, the HDR is not that great if you want to get the best out of the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and/or Xbox One X.

Size Options

The Samsung TU8000 comes in multiple sizes: 43″ (UN43TU8000FXZA), 50″ (UN50TU8000FXZA), 55″(UN55TU8000FXZA), 65″ (UN65TU8000FXZA), 75″ (UN75TU8000FXZA) and 85″ (UN85TU8000FXZA).

Does the Samsung TU8000 have HDMI 2.1 ports?

The TU8000 has three HDMI ports.

Unfortunately, none are HDMI 2.1, which is recommend if you want to get the most out of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One Series X.

Instead, all three ports are HDMI 2.0.

Samsung TU8000’s HDR Capabilities

According to the tests conducted by RTINGS, the HDR features of the Samsung TU8000 is somewhat underwhelming with a HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness of 271 cd/m² and HDR Sustained 100% Window of 291 cd/m².

Although the television set supports HDR10 and HDR10+, it doesn’t support Dolby Vision and Wide Color Gamut.

You can find RTINGS stats below:

  • HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness: 271 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 2% Window: 161 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 10% Window: 292 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 25% Window: 291 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 50% Window: 291 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 100% Window: 291 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 2% Window: 158 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 10% Window: 291 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 25% Window: 291 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 50% Window: 291 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 100% Window: 291 cd/m²
  • HDR ABL: 0.042

Samsung TU8000’s Input Lag

Based on the RTINGS, the TU8000 Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV has excellent when it comes to input lag.

With the game mode enabled, tests show that there is a 9.7 ms lag when running at 1080p resolution/60 Hz refresh rate, 9.5 ms lag when running 4K resolution/60 Hz refresh rate and 9.7 ms lag when running at 4K Resolution/60 Hz refresh/10-bit HDR.

PC gamers should also be happy to learn that the lag is only 9.6 ms in 4K Resolution/60 Hz refresh rate/4:4:4.

You can find RTING’s input lag test results below:

  • 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 9.7 ms
  • 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 87.2 ms
  • 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 9.9 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 9.5 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10 bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled): 9.7 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 85.3 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation (Game Mode Enabled): 25.3 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4: 9.6 ms

Is the TU8000 good for PS5 and Xbox Series X?

Based on the aforementioned information, the TU8000 is not a good television set for the PS5 and Xbox Series X as it lacks support for HDMI 2.1.

Although the input lag is excellent, the TV is also hindered by lacking HDR performances and features.

Is the TU8000 good for Switch, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X?

If don’t care about HDR, then the TU8000 is great for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X due to the minimal input lag with the game mode enabled.

If you want to take full advantage of the HDR features in supported older consoles (which are the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X), then you are better off getting another television set.

Legacy Consoles Support

The Samsung TU8000 Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV comes with one composite input, so you will be able to directly plug in the PSOne, Nintendo 64, Xbox One and more.

The TV also includes one cable/antenna tuner. Thus, you will be able to directly plug in your NES, Super NES, Sega Genesis and more.

What’s the difference between Garmin Zumo 396 LMT-S and Zumo XT?

In 2020, Garmin released the Zumo XT. So how does the new motorcycle navigator compare against the old Zumo 396 LMT-S model?

You can find in this specs and features comparison guide.

Quick Summary

Aside from two features (built-in Spotify and Pandora music players in addition to LiveTrack via app), the Garmin Zūmo XT is superior to the Garmin Zūmo 396 LMT-S in every way possible.

The newer navigator comes with a much better screen, longer battery life 32 GB of internal storage as well as a lot of new features not found in the older Garmin Zūmo.

If you are deciding between these two navigators, we recommend getting the Zūmo XT over the Zūmo 396 LMT-S.

Zumo 396 LMT-S vs. Zumo XT Comparison Chart

You can find Seeking Tech’s comparison table for these motorcycle navigators below.

Garmin Zūmo 396 LMT-SGarmin Zūmo XT
Dimensions4.94" W x 3.38" H x 0.98" D (or 12.5cm x 8.6cm x 2.5 cm)5.8" W x 3.5" H x 1" D (8.8 x 14.8 x 2.4 cm)
Weight8.5 ounces (or 241.1 g)9.2 ounces (or 262 g)
What's in the BoxZūmo 396 LMT-S

Motorcycle mount and hardware

Motorcycle power cable

Quick start manual

USB cable
Zūmo XT

Motorcycle mount and hardware

Motorcycle power cable

Quick start manual

USB cable
Display Size4.3" diagonally (or 10.9 cm)

3.7" W x 2.2" H (or 9.4 cm x 5.6 cm)
5.5" diagonally (or 13.9 cm)

4.8" W x 2.7" H (or 12.1 cm x 6.8 cm)
Display Resolution480 pixels x 272 pixels1280 pixels x 720 pixels
Display TypeWQVGA color TFT

White backlight
Glass

Multi-touch

High brightness HD color TFT

White backlight
Dual-Orientation Display?NoYes
WaterproofIPX7IPX7
Drop Proof?NoMIL-STD-810
BatteryRechargeable lithium-ionRechargeable lithium-ion
Battery LifeUp to 4 hoursUp to 6 hours
Up to 3.5 hours with 100% backlight
Maps and MemoryMap updates

microSD card

Preloaded street maps
32 GB internal storage

3D buildings and terrain

3D Terrain

Downloadable satellite imagery

Map updates

microSD card

Preloaded street maps
Outdoor Recreation FeaturesNonePreloaded topographical maps
Navigation FeaturesBluetooth calling

Garmin Real Directions landmark guidance

Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs)

Millions of Foursquare points of interest

Route shaping through preferred cities and streets

Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit across a majority of major roads in the U.S. and Europe regions)

TripAdvisor Traveler Ratings
Bluetooth calling

Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light warnings, speed camera warnings and more

Garmin Real Directions landmark guidance

Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs)

Millions of Foursquare points of interest

Route shaping through preferred cities and streets

Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit across a majority of major roads in the U.S. and Europe regions)

Traffic (via the Garmin Drive app)

TripAdvisor Traveler Ratings
Advanced FeaturesAccess to live services with app

LiveTrack with app

Smart notifications with app

Wi-Fi map and software updates
Access to live services with app

Smart notifications with app

Wi-Fi map and software updates
Motorcycle FeaturesBuilt-in Spotify and Pandora music players with compatible smart phone

Control music and media from smartphone or MP3 player

Custom map support

Garmin Adventurous Routing

Glove-friendly touchscreen

Elevation profile

Helmet law notifications

Rider alert warnings for sharp curves, state helmet laws, speed cameras and more

Round trip routing

Motorcycle-specific points of interest for cycle repair services, dealers and more

Planned & dynamic fuel stops

Service History Log

Sunlight readable

TOPO map support

Track support

Weather resistant

Wireless ANT+ technology
Control music and media from smartphone or MP3 player

Custom map support

Garmin Adventurous Routing

Glove-friendly touchscreen

Elevation profile

Helmet law notifications

Rider alert warnings for sharp curves, state helmet laws, speed cameras and more

Round trip routing

Motorcycle-specific points of interest for cycle repair services, dealers and more

Planned & dynamic fuel stops

Service History Log

Sunlight readable

TOPO map support

Track support

Weather resistant

Wireless ANT+ technology
Adventure FeaturesNoneiOverlander points of interest

Pair with compatible inReach devices

Track recorder (breadcrumbs)

Ultimate Public Campgrounds
Outdoor ApplicationsNoneGarmin Explore app
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Dimensions

The Garmin Zūmo XT is a little bit wider while the Garmin Zūmo 396 LMT-S is a little taller. The depth for both navigators are nearly identical. You can find the dimensions below:

  • Zumo 396 LMT-S: 4.94 inches in width x 3.38 inches in height x 0.98 inches in depth (or 12.5cm x 8.6cm x 2.5 cm)
  • Zumo XT: 5.8 inches in width x 3.5 inches in height x 1 inches in depth (8.8 x 14.8 x 2.4 cm)

Weight

The Zumo XT (at 9.2 ounces or 262 g) weighs a little bit more when compared against the Zumo 396 LMT-S (at 8.5 ounces or 241.1 g).

What’s in the Box

Aside from the navigators, both product come with the same contents, which are a motorcycle power cable, quick start manual, USB cable in addition to motorcycle mount and hardware.

Display Size

The XT has a bigger screen size at 5.5 inches when compared to the 4.3-inch display of the 396 LMT-S. You can find the exact measurements below:

  • 396 LMT-S: 3.7 inches in width x 2.2 inches in height (or 9.4 cm x 5.6 cm); 4.3 inches diagonally (or 10.9 cm)
  • XT: 4.8 inches in width x 2.7 inches in height (or 12.1 cm x 6.8 cm); 5.5 inches diagonally (or 13.9 cm)

Display Resolution

The Garmin Zūmo XT Motorcycle Navigator is capable at displaying at a much higher resolution (at 1280 pixels x 720 pixels) versus the Garmin Zūmo 396 LMT-S Motorcycle Navigator (at 480 pixels x 272 pixels).

Display Type

The 396 LMT-S uses a WQVGA color TFT display with white backlight. The Zūmo XT utilizes a multi-touch glass display that features high brightness HD color TFT with white backlight.

Dual-Orientation Display

Only the Zumo XT is capable of dual-orientation display.

Waterproof

Both navigation systems are rated at IPX7 when it comes to waterproofing. This means that both can tolerate being submerged in water at a depth of 1 meter (3.28 feet) for a duration of 30 minutes.

Drop Proof

The Garmin Zūmo 396 LMT-S does not have any drop proof rating.

On the other hand, the Garmin Zūmo XT passed the MIL-STD-810 testing, which usually involve drops of around 4 feet from multiple angles.

Battery

Both the navigators use a rechargeable lithium-ion for battery.

Battery Life

The Zumo 396 LMT-S can last up to 4 hours.

The Zumo XT is capable of lasting up to 6 hours (if you are using 100% backlight, than the new navigator can only last up to 3.5 hours).

Maps & Memory

When it comes to supported external storage, both navigators support microSD cards. Both also comes with preloaded street maps that can be updated.

Exclusive to the Zumo XT are 3D buildings and terrain in addition to downloadable satellite imagery. The new hardware also comes with 32 GB of internal storage as well.

Outdoor Recreation Features

The XT also comes with exclusive preloaded topographical maps.

Navigation Features

Both Zūmo 396 LMT-S and Zūmo XT come with a lot of the same navigation features, including Bluetooth calling, Garmin Real Directions, Millions of Foursquare, speed limit indicator and more.

You can check out the list of identical features when it comes to navigating below:

  • Bluetooth calling
  • Garmin Real Directions landmark guidance
  • Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs)
  • Millions of Foursquare points of interest
  • Route shaping through preferred cities and streets
  • Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit across a majority of major roads in the U.S. and Europe regions)
  • TripAdvisor Traveler Ratings

The newer Zūmo XT does have a few features not found in the Zūmo 396 LMT-S. You can find the list of exclusives below:

  • Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light warnings, speed camera warnings and more
  • Traffic (via the Garmin Drive app)

Advanced Features

Both navigation systems also share a majority of advanced features. With the app, you will be able to get smart notifications in addition to having access to live services. You can also get map and software updates over Wi-Fi.

Exclusive to the 396 LMT-S is the livetrack feature, which can be used via the app.

Motorcycle Features

The two Garmin motorcycle navigator also share a nearly identical list of motorcycle features. The only difference is that the Zumo 396 LMT-S comes with built-in Spotify and Pandora music players that you can use in conjunction with a compatible smart phone.

You can find the list of the motorcycle features that are included in both navigation units below:

  • Control music and media from smartphone or MP3 player
  • Custom map support
  • Garmin Adventurous Routing
  • Glove-friendly touchscreen
  • Elevation profile
  • Helmet law notifications
  • Rider alert warnings for sharp curves, state helmet laws, speed cameras and more
  • Round trip routing
  • Motorcycle-specific points of interest for cycle repair services, dealers and more
  • Planned & dynamic fuel stops
  • Service History Log
  • Sunlight readable
  • TOPO map support
  • Track support
  • Weather resistant
  • Wireless ANT+ technology

Adventure Features

Exclusive to the Garmin Zūmo XT are the following adventure features:

  • iOverlander points of interest
  • Pair with compatible inReach devices
  • Track recorder (breadcrumbs)
  • Ultimate Public Campgrounds

Outdoor Applications

When it comes to outdoor applications, only the Zumo XT is compatible with the Garmin Explore app.

Resources:

ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) and AC (CT8) Safety Guide

When it comes to operating both the AX (XT8) and AC (CT8) models of the ASUS ZenWiFi Whole-Home Tri-Band Wi-Fi Mesh System, there are several precautions that you should take or you risk causing potential harm to the device as well as yourself.

This Seeking Tech guide will help you safely setup and operate the XT8 and CT8.

Operating Temperature and Humidity

Both the ASUS ZenWiFi AX and AC are designed to be operated between the temperature range of 32°F (or 0°C) and 104°F (40°C). Anything colder or hotter than the recommended range could cause some issues with the hardware. The humidity level should also be between 50% to 90%.

When not in use, you should also store the ASUS ZenWiFi Whole-Home Tri-Band Wi-Fi Mesh Systems in an environment with a temperature range between (or 0°C) and 158°F (40°C) in addition to a humidity level between 20% to 90%.

Placement

To protect the XT8 and CT8, ASUS recommends that you place the systems on an even and stable surface. Otherwise, the casing could end up cracking over time.

You should also avoid exposing both Wi-Fi Mesh Systems from being near water or moisture. As we stated above, the hardware can operate at a humidity level between 50% to 90%.

If you decide to mount either the AX or AC, ASUS suggests that you don’t hang it any higher than 2 meters off the ground (or 6.56 feet).

Surrounding Objects

ASUS recommends putting the ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) and AC (CT8) in an open location for best performance. Having a lot of room is also ideal for the safety of both systems as well.

You should not put any objects on top of the hardware. Even if the object is light, it could cause issues such as overheating.

You should also avoid covering the vents, as the devices need them to dispel warm air away from its innards. Of course, you should also avoid stuffing any foreign objects into the systems.

Preventing Electric Shock

To prevent yourself from getting shocked, you should disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet anytime you decide to move the ASUS ZenWiFi.

You should also avoid connecting any damaged cords, accessories and/or peripherals to the XT8 and CT8.

If the power adapter broke, it is best that you ask a qualified service technician or retailer for repair unless you are qualified to do so yourself.

Radiation and Radio Frequency Exposure

Both devices are in compliance with the FCC’s radiation exposure limit in addition to being under the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada radio frequency exposure limits. With that said, ASUS still recommends that you out some distance between you and both ZenWiFi Whole-Home Tri-Band Wi-Fi Mesh Systems.

For the AC (CT8), you need a distance of at least 28 cm (or 11.02 inches). For the AX (XT8), you need a distance of 30 cm (or 11.81 inches).

You can find the exact safety verbage of both ZenWiFi Whole-Home Tri-Band Wi-Fi Mesh Systems in the following manuals:

What’s the difference between 11″ iPad Pro (2nd Gen) and 12.9″ iPad Pro (4th Gen)?

Apple has two new tablets on the market for 2020 with the 2nd generation 11-inch iPad Pro and 4th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. So, which of these two best fit your needs?

You can find out in this versus guide.

Quick Summary

Aside from the screen size and battery capacity, the 11″ iPad Pro (2nd Gen) and 12.9″ iPad Pro (4th Gen) have identical specs, features and battery life.

Thus, your choice should ultimately be between which screen size you prefer.

If you are more interested in portability, then you should get the 11″ iPad Pro (2nd Gen).

If you prefer having a bigger display, then you should get the 12.9″ iPad Pro (4th Gen) instead.

11″ iPad Pro (2nd Gen) vs. 12.9″ iPad Pro (4th Gen) Comparison Chart

You can find Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the two tablets below.

11" iPad Pro (2nd Gen)12.9" iPad Pro (4th Gen)
ColorsSilver

Space Grey
Silver

Space Grey
Connection TypesWi-Fi only

Wi-Fi + Cellular
Wi-Fi only

Wi-Fi + Cellular
Storage128 GB

256 GB

512 GB

1TB
128 GB

256 GB

512 GB

1TB
Dimensions9.74 inches (or 247.6 mm) x 7.02 inches (or 178.5 mm) x 0.23 inch (or 5.9 mm)11.04 inches (or 280.6 mm) x 8.46 inches (or 214.9 mm) x 0.23 inch (or 5.9 mm)
WeightWi-Fi only: 1.04 pounds (or 471 grams)

Wi-Fi + Cellular: 1.04 pounds (473 grams)
Wi-Fi only: 1.41 pounds (or 641 grams)

Wi-Fi + Cellular: 1.42 pounds (or 643 grams)
What's in the Box11-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen)12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th Gen)
Display Features11" Liquid Retina display

1.8% reflectivity

600 nits brightness

Antireflective coating

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Fully laminated display

LED-backlit

Liquid Retina display

Multi Touch display with IPS technology

ProMotion technology

True Tone display

Wide color display (P3)
12.9" Liquid Retina display

1.8% reflectivity

600 nits brightness

Antireflective coating

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Fully laminated display

LED-backlit

Liquid Retina display

Multi Touch display with IPS technology

ProMotion technology

True Tone display

Wide color display (P3)
Computer ChipA12Z Bionic chip

64-bit architecture

Neural Engine

M12 coprocessor
A12Z Bionic chip

64-bit architecture

Neural Engine

M12 coprocessor
Photo Camera FeaturesWide: 12MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture

Ultra Wide: 10MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, and 125° field of view

2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 5x

Autofocus with Focus Pixels (Wide)

Auto image stabilization

Backside illumination sensor

Brighter True Tone flash

Burst mode

Exposure control

Five element lens (Wide and Ultra Wide)

Hybrid IR filter

Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Noise reduction

Panorama (up to 63MP)

Sapphire crystal lens cover

Smart HDR for photos

Tap to focus with Focus Pixels (Wide)

Timer mode

Photo geotagging

Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Wide: 12MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture

Ultra Wide: 10MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, and 125° field of view

2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 5x

Autofocus with Focus Pixels (Wide)

Auto image stabilization

Backside illumination sensor

Brighter True Tone flash

Burst mode

Exposure control

Five element lens (Wide and Ultra Wide)

Hybrid IR filter

Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Noise reduction

Panorama (up to 63MP)

Sapphire crystal lens cover

Smart HDR for photos

Tap to focus with Focus Pixels (Wide)

Timer mode

Photo geotagging

Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Video Recording Features4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps (Wide); 60 fps (Ultra Wide)

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

720p HD video recording at 30 fps

Brighter True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)

Continuous autofocus video

Noise reduction

Slo mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps (Wide); 240 fps (Ultra Wide)

Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video

Time lapse video with stabilization

Playback zoom

Video geotagging

Video formats captured: HEVC and H.264
4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps (Wide); 60 fps (Ultra Wide)

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

720p HD video recording at 30 fps

Brighter True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)

Continuous autofocus video

Noise reduction

Slo mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps (Wide); 240 fps (Ultra Wide)

Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video

Time lapse video with stabilization

Playback zoom

Video geotagging

Video formats captured: HEVC and H.264
TrueDepth Camera Features1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Animoji and Memoji

Auto image stabilization

Backside illumination sensor

Burst mode

Exposure control

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting

Retina Flash

Smart HDR

Timer mode

Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Animoji and Memoji

Auto image stabilization

Backside illumination sensor

Burst mode

Exposure control

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting

Retina Flash

Smart HDR

Timer mode

Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Video Calling FeaturesFaceTime video calls over the Wi-Fi or cellular connection to other FaceTime-enabled devicesFaceTime video calls over the Wi-Fi or cellular connection to other FaceTime-enabled devices
Audio Calling FeaturesFaceTime audio calls over the Wi-Fi or cellular connection to other FaceTime-enabled devicesFaceTime audio calls over the Wi-Fi or cellular connection to other FaceTime-enabled devices
SpeakersFour speaker audioFour speaker audio
MicrophonesFive studio-quality micsFive studio-quality mics
Wi-Fi Connections802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Bluetooth ConnectionBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Cellular ConnectionsUMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Gigabit-class LTE (Models A2068 and A2069: bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71)

Data only

eSIM

Wi-Fi calling
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Gigabit-class LTE (Models A2068 and A2069: bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71)

Data only

eSIM

Wi-Fi calling
SIM CardeSIM

Nano SIM (supported by Apple SIM)
eSIM

Nano SIM (supported by Apple SIM)
SensorsAccelerometer

Ambient light sensor

Barometer

Face ID

LiDAR Scanner

Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer

Ambient light sensor

Barometer

Face ID

LiDAR Scanner

Three-axis gyro
Face IDUnlock iPad Pro

Secure personal data in apps

App Store, Apple Books and iTunes Store purchases
Unlock iPad Pro

Secure personal data in apps

App Store, Apple Books and iTunes Store purchases
Apple PayPay with Face ID

Send and receive money via Messages app
Pay with Face ID

Send and receive money via Messages app
Siri Support?YesYes
Battery CapacityBuilt-in 28.65-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer batteryBuilt-in 36.71-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of web surfing or watching videos via Wi-Fi

Up to 9 hours web surfing via Cellular data
Up to 10 hours of web surfing or watching videos via Wi-Fi

Up to 9 hours web surfing via Cellular data
Operating SystemiPadOSiPadOS
Accessibility FeaturesAssistiveTouch

Closed Captions

Magnifier

Siri and Dictation

Speak Screen

Switch Control

VoiceOver

Voice Control

Zoom
AssistiveTouch

Closed Captions

Magnifier

Siri and Dictation

Speak Screen

Switch Control

VoiceOver

Voice Control

Zoom
Pre-Installed AppsApp Store

Apple Store

Books

Calendar

Camera

Clips

Clock

Contacts

FaceTime

Files

Find My

GarageBand

Home

iMovie

iTunes Store

iTunes U

Keynote

Mail

Maps

Measure

Messages

Music

Music Memos

News

Notes

Numbers

Pages

Photo Booth

Photos

Podcasts

Reminders

Remote

Safari

Settings

Shortcuts

Siri

Stocks

Support

Swift Playgrounds

Tips

Trailers

TV

Voice Memos
App Store

Apple Store

Books

Calendar

Camera

Clips

Clock

Contacts

FaceTime

Files

Find My

GarageBand

Home

iMovie

iTunes Store

iTunes U

Keynote

Mail

Maps

Measure

Messages

Music

Music Memos

News

Notes

Numbers

Pages

Photo Booth

Photos

Podcasts

Reminders

Remote

Safari

Settings

Shortcuts

Siri

Stocks

Support

Swift Playgrounds

Tips

Trailers

TV

Voice Memos
PC and Mac Synch RequirementsMac: macOS Catalina 10.15 (via Finder) or macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (via iTunes 12.8 or later)

PC: Windows 7 or later (via iTunes 12.10 or later)
Mac: macOS Catalina 10.15 (via Finder) or macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (via iTunes 12.8 or later)

PC: Windows 7 or later (via iTunes 12.10 or later)
Audio FormatsAAC (8 to 320 Kbps)

AIFF

Apple Lossless

Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)

HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)

MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3)

Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)

WAV
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)

AIFF

Apple Lossless

Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)

HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)

MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3)

Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)

WAV
Video FeaturesApple TV (2nd Gen or later) AirPlay Mirroring, audio, photos and video out

Dolby Vision

HDR10
Apple TV (2nd Gen or later) AirPlay Mirroring, audio, photos and video out

Dolby Vision

HDR10
4K Video Mirroring and Video Out AdaptersUSB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter
USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter
Video FormatsH.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

MPEG 4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

MPEG 4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Operating Ambient Temperature32° F to 95° F (0° C to 35° C)32° F to 95° F (0° C to 35° C)
Non-Operating Temperature−4° F to 113° F (−20° C to 45° C)−4° F to 113° F (−20° C to 45° C)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating AaltitudeTested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)Tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
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Colors

Both versions of the new iPad Pro comes in two color variants: Silver and Space Grey.

Connection Types

You can buy a Wi-Fi only version or Wi-Fi + Cellular version of both the 11″ iPad Pro (2nd Gen) and 12.9″ iPad Pro (4th Gen).

Storage

You can also purchase the two tablets in four different storage configurations: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1TB.

Dimensions

As expected, the 12.9″ iPad Pro (4th Gen) is slightly bigger when compared to the 11″ iPad Pro (2nd Gen) in terms of length and width. With that said, the height is the same across the two models.

You can find the exact dimensions below (via the official Apple website):

  • 11″ iPad Pro (2nd Gen): 9.74 inches (or 247.6 mm) by 7.02 inches (or 178.5 mm) by 0.23 inch (or 5.9 mm)
  • 12.9″ iPad Pro (4th Gen): 11.04 inches (or 280.6 mm) by 8.46 inches (or 214.9 mm) by 0.23 inch (or 5.9 mm)

Weight

The bigger tablet also weigh more when compared to the smaller one.

You can check out the weight for the Wi-Fi only version as well as the Wi-Fi + Cellular version of the two tablets below:

New iPad Pro 11 inch:

  • Wi-Fi only: 1.04 pounds (or 471 grams)
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular: 1.04 pounds (473 grams)

New iPad Pro 12.9 inch:

  • Wi-Fi only: 1.41 pounds (or 641 grams)
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular: 1.42 pounds (or 643 grams)

What’s in the Box

In addition to the respective tablets, both products also come with a 1 meter USB-C charging cable and 18W USB-C power adapter.

Display Features

The bigger screen size of the latest 12.9 inch iPad Pro also results in having more pixels when compared to the latest 11 inch iPad Pro (2388p x 1668x vs. 2732p x 2048p).

Otherwise, the two tablets have identical display features.

You can check out the full list of what the two devices share in common when it comes to this category below:

  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 600 nits brightness
  • Antireflective coating
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • LED-backlit
  • Liquid Retina display
  • Multi Touch display with IPS technology
  • ProMotion technology
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)

Computer Chip

Both computer tablets uses the same 64-bit architecture A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine and embedded M12 co-processor.

Photo Camera Features

The photo camera features are also the same as both computer tablets are equipped 12MP wide and 10MP ultra wide cameras.

You can find the full list of similarities below:

  • Wide: 12MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Ultra Wide: 10MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, and 125° field of view
  • 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 5x
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels (Wide)
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Five element lens (Wide and Ultra Wide)
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
  • Noise reduction
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels (Wide)
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos

Video Recording Features

Both new Apple iPad Pros also have the identical video recording abilities. You will be able to capture 4K footage at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps in a wide angle in addition to 60 fps at an ultra wide angle. 1080p videos can be recorded in 30 fps or 60 fps while 720p video can be capture at 30 fps.

You can find the full list of video recording features below:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps (Wide); 60 fps (Ultra Wide)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Noise reduction
  • Slo mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps (Wide); 240 fps (Ultra Wide)
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Time lapse video with stabilization
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats captured: HEVC and H.264

TrueDepth Camera Features

The 11″ iPad Pro (2nd Generation) and 12.9″ iPad Pro (4th Generation) are equipped with the same TrueDepth Camera.

You can find the features that are available on both devices below:

  • 7MP photos
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting
  • Retina Flash
  • Smart HDR
  • Timer mode
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos

Video Calling Features

You will be able to use the two latest iPads to make FaceTime video calls over the Wi-Fi or cellular connection to other FaceTime-enabled devices.

Audio Calling Features

You will also be able to make audible calls with both tables over the Wi-Fi or cellular connection to other FaceTime-enabled devices.

Speakers

The second generation 11-inch iPad Pro and fourth generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro use the same four speaker audio setup.

Microphones

Furthermore, both tablets utilize the same five studio-quality mics for making calls, recording audio and capturing video.

Wi-Fi Connections

The 2nd Gen 11″iPad Pro and 4th Gen 12.9″ iPad Pro both use 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, which features simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) in addition to HT80 with MIMO.

Bluetooth Connections

Both devices also use version 5.0 of Bluetooth.

Cellular Connections

You can also take a look at the cellular data connection features, which are the same across the two new models, below:

  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Models A2068 and A2069: bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71)
  • Data only
  • eSIM
  • Wi-Fi calling

SIM Card

When it comes to SIM Card support, you can use either eSIM or Nano SIM (which has to be supported by Apple SIM) for both tablets.

Location Features

The two tablets also have the same location determining features. In the Wi-Fi only hardware, you can use the digital compass, iBeacon microlocation or Wi-Fi.

The same aforementioned features also applied to the Wi-Fi + Cellular hardware, which will also features cellular and built-in GPS/GNSS.

Sensors

The new tablets are equipped with the identical sensors.

You can find the full list below:

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Barometer
  • Face ID
  • LiDAR Scanner
  • Three-axis gyro

Face ID

The Face ID feature in both hardware uses the aforementioned TrueDepth camera for facial recognition to unlock the iPad Pro, keep personal data within apps secure in addition to providing security when buying from the App Store, Apple Books and iTunes Store.

Apple Pay

You can also use Apple Pay with the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros. You pay using the aforesaid Face ID feature.

You can also send and receive messages via the Messages app.

Siri

Both pads also support Siri. As a result, you will be able to use voice controls to identify songs send messages, set reminders and other hands-free functions.

Battery Capacity

The battery capacity is different in the two new hardware.

The 11-inch version uses a built-in 28.65-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

The 12.9-inch version utilizes a bigger capacity with a built-in 36.71-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

Battery Life

Despite the different battery capacity, the battery life is the same across the two computer tablets.

On Wi-Fi, you will get up to 10 hours of web surfing or watching videos.

With a cellular connection, you get up to 9 hours web surfing.

Operating System

Both tablets use iPadOS as the operating system.

Accessibility Features

Furthermore, the two new pads have the same accessibility features.

You can take a look at the list below:

  • AssistiveTouch
  • Closed Captions
  • Magnifier
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Speak Screen
  • Switch Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Voice Control
  • Zoom

Pre-Installed Apps

Moreover, the pre-installed apps are the same in the new tablets.

You can check out what’s included below:

  • App Store
  • Apple Store
  • Books
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Clips
  • Clock
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Files
  • Find My
  • GarageBand
  • Home
  • iMovie
  • iTunes Store
  • iTunes U
  • Keynote
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Measure
  • Messages
  • Music
  • Music Memos
  • News
  • Notes
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Photo Booth
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Remote
  • Safari
  • Settings
  • Shortcuts
  • Siri
  • Stocks
  • Support
  • Swift Playgrounds
  • Tips
  • Trailers
  • TV
  • Voice Memos

PC and Mac Synch Requirements

To sync both New iPad Pros to a Mac, you will need macOS Catalina 10.15 (via Finder) or macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (via iTunes 12.8 or later). For PC, you require Windows 7 or later (via iTunes 12.10 or later).

Audio Formats

The two tablets support the following audio formats:

  • AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
  • AIFF
  • Apple Lossless
  • Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)
  • HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
  • MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3)
  • Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
  • WAV

Video Features

Both also have identical video features:

  • Apple TV (2nd Gen or later) AirPlay Mirroring, audio, photos and video out
  • Dolby Vision
  • HDR10

4K Video Mirroring and Video Out Adapters

You can use the following adapters (sold separately) for video mirroring and video out for both new iPad releases:

  • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
  • USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter

Video Formats

The 2nd Gen 11-inch and 4th Gen 12.9-inch iPad Pros support the H.264 and MPEG 4 video formats.

Operating Requirements

The operating requirements are also the same for both devices.

You can find the requirement stats below:

  • Operating ambient temperature: 32° F to 95° F (0° C to 35° C)
  • Non-operating temperature: −4° F to 113° F (−20° C to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

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