11b or 11g wireless

  Nessie 07:40 20 Feb 04

I have a choice between an Acer travelmate 290 or an e machine 5116. The acer is £90 more and has and both have about the same spec though I realise that the acer has a better processor and build. The only downside to the acer is it has 11b wireless and the e machine has 11c. I have a pc with broadband and will only have that and the laptop on the network so will the speed differance be noticable. What do all you experts out there think. Thanks

  AubreyS 10:32 20 Feb 04

If speed is a real issue, go for the faster one. I have 11b and I'm more than happy with it.

  Rennaissance 10:33 20 Feb 04

no it wont be noticeable, a wireless b runs at 12 Mbps around the network and a wireless G is 54Mbps? you won't see much difference on the net as no internet is faster than 12Mbps anyway at the moment.

  powerless 11:13 20 Feb 04

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