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Are Cheap MagSafe-Like Adapters for USB-C Worthwhile?

Much as I’m amazed by the performance of my M1-based MacBook Air, I miss MagSafe. And by MagSafe, I mean the original MagSafe charging plug technology that Apple introduced in 2006 on the first MacBook Pro. Inspired by magnetic power connectors in deep fryers and Japanese countertop cooking appliances, MagSafe made it trivially easy to plug and unplug the power connector.

The big win of the breakaway magnetic connector was that you couldn’t trip over a power cord and damage the power jack or pull the MacBook onto the floor. I can’t say if MagSafe ever saved me from such a calamity, but I appreciated using it for many years across several MacBook models. There was something so utterly satisfying about pushing the power plug toward the MagSafe jack and having it latch on with a solid thunk. Equally gratifying was being able to grab a MacBook off the desk with the merest wiggle to detach it from power.

The main complaint I ever heard about MagSafe came when Apple weakened the magnets in MagSafe 2. Several people accidentally disconnected the connector and pushed it up onto the MacBook just as they closed the screen onto it, breaking the screen. Andy Ihnatko also once complained to me that MagSafe connectors tended to get disconnected when working on soft surfaces like messy hotel beds. Regardless, MagSafe was justifiably popular with most people.

Apple’s desire to move to a single jack that could do double-duty for power and communications was the beginning of the end for MagSafe. USB-C offers those capabilities with a generally well-designed connector that is both slim and bidirectional. The only thing USB-C is not is magnetic.

Happily, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has published rumors suggesting that Apple plans to bring MagSafe-like charging back to the MacBook Pro line when it releases the next high-end models based on Apple silicon. But that won’t do those of us with an M1-based MacBook Air or MacBook Pro any good.

Enter Magnetic Charging Nubbins

There is a fix for people like me, who don’t plan to buy a new MacBook Pro purely for a better charging experience. Thanks to Marc Zeedar, who recommended one of these products in TidBITS Talk, for turning me on to this product category.

Magnetic charging nubbins, which are readily available on Amazon from a variety of random Chinese manufacturers, have two parts. A tiny USB-C nubbin sticks out slightly from the side of the laptop, and an L-shaped magnetic connector connects to your existing USB-C charging cable on one side and grabs onto the nubbin with the other.

There are two types of these connectors for sale, those that support both power and 10 Gbps data transfer, and those that focus on charging, supporting just USB 2.0-level data transfer. I think relying on a magnetic connection for any data transfer is a terrible idea—it’s far too easy to disconnect accidentally. The data-focused magnetic nubbins are also quite a bit larger since they need more pins, so they may block two ports. I can’t recommend them.

However, for about $20, you can get a two-pack of the power-focused magnetic nubbins with support for up to 100-watt charging. Marc Zeedar recommended this set from Anmone, whereas I ended up buying a seemingly identical set from Fonken because they came in black and white instead of just black. (I thought the color difference might help distinguish between the charging cables for Tonya’s 2016 MacBook Pro and my M1-based MacBook Air.)

In real-world usage, the magnetic nubbins are as simple as I’ve described. I plugged the nubbin into one of the USB-C ports on my M1-based MacBook Air, plugged the L-shaped magnetic connector into my USB-C charging cable, and then slapped the two together to make a charging connection. A little blue LED illuminated to show the connection had been made correctly, and the MacBook Air made its happy little bong noise to indicate it was slurping down power. Disconnecting from power was just as easy as it ever was with the old MagSafe—I just hold the power connector down as I pick up the MacBook Air. Check out my quick video to see it in action.

Nubbin Niggles

In all honesty, the user experience with the magnetic nubbin isn’t as good as Apple’s MagSafe. Either the magnets aren’t quite as strong, or the “outie” design of the magnetic nubbin means that it’s more readily subjected to shearing forces that break the connection. The old MagSafe ports were “innies,” which made their connections a bit more secure. The other problem is that the standard Apple USB-C charging cable is thicker and less flexible than the old MagSafe charging cable. That makes it a little harder to connect successfully since the magnetic connector has to align perfectly with the nubbin, and it’s more likely to be disconnected by movement.

I also don’t love the L-shaped design. Apple went back and forth on that, with both a T-shaped design that had the cable perpendicular to the edge of the laptop and an L-shaped design that routed the cable parallel to the edge of the laptop. I preferred the T-shaped design before, too—it just feels more natural to me.

Another slight downside is that the nubbin is small enough that it’s a touch tricky to extract from the USB-C port if you need the port for something else. It’s not that hard, but it can be a little frustrating if you just cut your fingernails. I also wouldn’t be surprised if some percentage of them broke—for $10 each, I don’t expect high-end manufacturing.

Finally, some have noted that only one side of the L-shaped adapter has an LED, rendering it harder to determine if it’s connected when the LED is facing down. While I understand the criticism, I consider it more of a feature than a bug, since there are times—hotel rooms while traveling, notably—when I cover overly bright LEDs with carefully placed socks.

All that said, after a few weeks of usage, Tonya and I are happy with the magnetic charging nubbins on both of our laptops. If you’ve been missing MagSafe as well, I think they’re worthwhile, given how inexpensive they are.

Add MagSafe to any USB-C MacBook or iPad

The new M2 MacBook Air is officially here and it brings a number of changes and improvements, including an all new design and the addition of MagSafe for charging. As we wrote this morning, however, the M1 MacBook Air is still the best choice for many people – and there’s even a way to bring MagSafe-style charging to it…

MagSafe for any USB-C device

Way back in 2016 after the introduction of the (my beloved) 12-inch MacBook, I reviewed a handy accessory from Griffin dubbed the BreakSafe. This little accessory offered a magnetic USB-C power cable, bringing MagSafe-style charging to what was Apple’s only non-MagSafe MacBook at the time.

I used this Griffin BreakSafe accessory for years, throughout my time with the 12-inch MacBook and the subsequent MacBook Pro models between 2016 and 2020.

Flash forward to 2022, and MagSafe is back not only on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro but also to the new M2 MacBook Air. These are the most expensive and modern MacBooks sold by Apple today, and the more affordable M1 MacBook Air and M2 13-inch MacBook Pro still exclusively use USB-C for charging.

If you’re still using a MacBook model that exclusively features USB-C ports for charging and connectivity, however, there are still accessories out there that can add MagSafe-style charging to your Mac. In fact, these accessories work with any USB-C device, including the iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad Pro.

Griffin no longer sells the BreakSafe, but I’ve since replaced my BreakSafe with this similar accessory from iSkey, a small accessory maker that has excellent reviews. In fact, this iSkey accessory is a notable upgrade from the Griffin version thanks to its support for many of the latest USB-C standards.

This dongle, which you can order for $24.99 (or $20.99 if you’re an Amazon Prime member), features a magnetic USB-C connector that goes inside your MacBook’s port. It packs support for 100W charging with USB-C Power Delivery, support for up to 10Gb/s data transfer, and 4K video output.

The iSkey accessory can work with any USB-C accessory and is available in silver and space gray to color match your Mac or iPad Pro. It features a 4.5 star rating from over 4,200 users and has proven to be perfectly reliable in my time with it as well.

(As an aside, I’ve also become a big fan of this USB-C cable that also includes a display to show you just how fast your device is charging.)

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Charging Macbook. How to choose the right Magsafe and Type C charger

Apple laptop users sooner or later face the need to purchase a new charger for their Macbook. There are several types of chargers. How to understand which one is right for you?

Apple currently (Mid 2020)* has four types of Macbook chargers in its arsenal: Magsafe (2 types), Magsafe 2 and USB Type C.

*If the information is out of date, write to us about it.

As shown in the photo, Magsafe has two types of connectors, Magsafe 2 is only available in one version.

TIP: The T-Bar Magsafe and Magsafe 2 are easy to tell apart despite their superficial similarity. The first is plastic and white, the second is aluminum and silver.

It is worth mentioning that the Magsafe T-connector was used in notebooks from the year of manufacture until mid-2009. To date, Magsafe chargers with a T-connector are no longer available. However, if you have a Macbook released at that time, then you can safely buy an L-shaped connector. They are fully compatible.

As for the Type C connector, it is easy to distinguish from previous Macbook chargers. It has a completely different shape. In addition, it is only used in the new line of devices (Macbook Pro 13/15 2016 and later, Macbook Pro 16 2019 and Air 13 2020) and Macbook Retina 12 (since 2015).

TIP: 29W adapters have been discontinued and replaced with 30W adapters.

There are several ways you can determine which Macbook charger you need.

1. To determine exactly which charger you need to purchase, just look at your old charger. On the case of the charger you will see the exact name of the charge you need and its power.

2. You can also select a charger based on your Macbook model. Do you remember which model you have? It’s very easy to find out. Look under the laptop. Each Macbook is marked with its model on the case.

Then find your model in the table below. Opposite each model is the name of the charger suitable for it.

Original chargers and their analogues are presented on our website. What is their difference? Apple products come with a 1-year warranty, while similar products have a 3-month warranty. We ourselves selected the best examples of analogue chargers among dozens on the market today. They are of high quality and absolutely safe for the device. It is possible that they will serve you a little less than the original products. However, in other properties, analogues are in no way inferior to the originals.

* Type C adapter does not include cable. The Type C cable must be purchased separately.

3. The model name and year of manufacture may also help identify the charger.

How do I know the model name? In the Apple menu, in the upper left corner of the screen is an apple, by clicking on which you can find the About This Mac menu. Here you can find all the information you need.

Now you have to find your Macbook model in the pictures below. Next to each Macbook charging model, you will see the name of the laptop models.

TIP: The Magsafe T-connector was used in notebooks manufactured prior to mid-2009. To date, Magsafe chargers with a T-connector are no longer available. However, if you have a Macbook released at that time, then you can safely buy an L-shaped connector. They are fully compatible.

Buy original Magsafe 45W or equivalent Magsafe 45W

Buy original Magsafe 60W or equivalent Magsafe 60W

Buy original Magsafe 60W or equivalent Magsafe 60W

Buy original Magsafe 85W or equivalent Magsafe 85W

Buy original Magsafe 85W or equivalent Mag safe 85W

Buy original Magsafe 2 45W or equivalent Magsafe 2 45W

Buy original Magsafe 2 60W or equivalent Magsafe 2 60W

Buy original Magsafe 2 85W or equivalent Magsafe 2 85W

Buy original USB-C 29W or equivalent USB-C 29W

Buy original USB-C 30W

Buy original USB-C 61W or equivalent USB-C 61W

Buy original USB-C 87W or equivalent USB-C 87W

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Macbook Pro requires two accessories from the box: a cable and one of the power adapters listed below.



90 002 USB-C charging cable. For 13″ MacBook Pro. To charge your MacBook Pro, connect one end of the USB-C charging cable to any Thunderbolt port on your MacBook Pro and the other end to the included power adapter.

USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable. For 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro. To charge your MacBook Pro, connect one end of the USB-C to MagSafe 3 charging cable to any MagSafe 3 port on your MacBook Pro and the other end to the included power adapter. When the cable is connected to the MacBook Pro, the indicator on the connector will turn on, indicating the status of the battery in color: green – fully charged, yellow – charging.

67W USB-C power adapter. For 13″ and 14″ MacBook Pro. When the power adapter is connected, fully pull out the pins on the power plug, and then plug the adapter into a power outlet. When the power adapter is connected, fully pull out the pins on the power plug, and then plug the adapter into a power outlet.

Power Adapter 9 USB-C6 W. For 16″ MacBook Pro. For 14″ MacBook Pro (sold separately). When the power adapter is connected, fully pull out the pins on the power plug, and then plug the adapter into a power outlet. When the power adapter is connected, fully pull out the pins on the power plug, and then plug the adapter into a power outlet. The 96W USB-C power adapter quickly charges your 14-inch MacBook Pro—up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes.

140W USB-C power adapter.

Cuantos demonios existen: Título incorrecto | Wiki Mitología

¿Hay diferentes clases de demonios? > Español > Preguntas Bíblicas de Actualidad > Actitud Biblia



La Biblia no dice mucho sobre las diferentes clases de demonios. Sin embargo, con los años, varios escritores de obras teológicas han desarrollado varias clasificaciones para los demonios, al igual que otra información al respecto. Una de las más antiguas es el Testamento pseudo-pigráfico de Salomón. Durante la Edad Media, proliferaron las obras escritas sobre demonios, y con frecuencia se clasificaba a los demonios basándose en los pecados que promovían o en otras actividades que realizaban. Por ejemplo, se decía que cada uno de los “siete pecados capitales” tenía un demonio específico que lo respaldaba.

La Biblia es nuestra única fuente fiable de información sobre los demonios, y la información que contiene de ellos es escasa. La Biblia no dice nada directamente sobre clasificaciones o tipos de demonios. Jesús menciona una “clase” única de espíritu maligno en Marcos 9:29, pero no la nombra. Gran parte de la información que tenemos sobre los demonios se deduce simplemente de los pasajes bíblicos donde aparecen. Los ministerios cristianos que se centran en la liberación de los demonios ponen más énfasis en ellos con respecto a la Biblia.

Una detallada pero sumamente especulativa demonología ha surgido en algunos círculos religiosos y carismáticos. Varios espíritus malignos son apodados como “Jezabel”, “pitones”, “Dalila”, “sirenas”, “Absalón”, etc. Nada de esto es bíblico. Las Escrituras no dan ninguna razón para creer que hay clases específicas de demonios o que los cristianos de hoy en día tienen el don de reprenderlos o exorcizarlos. Inventar esta mitología moderna es contraproducente para la causa de Cristo.

Tal vez el pasaje más extenso sobre la guerra espiritual en el Nuevo Testamento, Efesios 6:10-18 (relativo a la armadura completa de Dios), menciona que “Porque no tenemos lucha contra sangre y carne, sino contra principados, contra potestades, contra los gobernadores de las tinieblas de este siglo, contra huestes espirituales de maldad en las regiones celestes” (versículo 12). Sin embargo, aquí se hace hincapié en las armas que Dios proporciona para la victoria; no se mencionan las técnicas para atar o expulsar a las fuerzas del mal. Aunque algunos ven a los seres mencionados (gobernantes, autoridades, potestades y fuerzas espirituales) como diferentes clasificaciones de demonios, esto es simplemente leer en el texto más de lo que nos dice.

A partir de la evidencia bíblica, concluimos que los demonios son ángeles caídos que siguieron a Satanás cuando se rebeló. Apocalipsis 12 dice que el dragón (Satanás) arrastró una tercera parte de las estrellas del cielo. Sin embargo, el origen de los demonios está lejos de ser claro, y algunos cuestionan que sean ángeles caídos. En Apocalipsis 12:9 leemos: “Y fue lanzado fuera el gran dragón, la serpiente antigua, que se llama diablo y Satanás, el cual engaña al mundo entero; fue arrojado a la tierra, y sus ángeles fueron arrojados con él”. . De la misma manera, en Mateo 25:41, Jesús dice que el Día del Juicio Final dirá a algunas personas, “Apartaos de mí, malditos, al fuego eterno preparado para el diablo y sus ángeles”. Esto puede significar que los demonios son ángeles caídos que cayeron cuando Satanás lo hizo, o podría significar que los demonios son llamados “ángeles” en el sentido básico de que son los “mensajeros” de Satanás (el significado literal de la palabra ángeles).

Con certeza podemos decir que los demonios son los mensajeros o secuaces de Satanás. La palabra demonio no se usa en el Antiguo Testamento (aunque se mencionan los espíritus malignos), aunque en el tiempo del Nuevo Testamento, los teólogos judíos habían hecho muchas especulaciones sobre ellos. El concepto de demonios o espíritus malignos también era común en otros pensamientos religiosos de la época. Los evangelios parecen asumir que gran parte de lo que se pensaba sobre los demonios en ese momento es cierto. Vemos a Jesús expulsando demonios (p. ej., Mateo 8:28-33), y vemos que a menudo son responsables de causar enfermedades físicas, las cuales Jesús sanaba expulsando al demonio (p. ej., Mateo 9:33). Pablo nos dice que los demonios están detrás de la adoración de los dioses paganos y que un sacrificio a un ídolo es en realidad un sacrificio a un demonio (1 Corintios 10:19-20).

Cada vez que hay lagunas en nuestro conocimiento, es natural querer llenarlas. Sin embargo, en el caso del conocimiento de los demonios, la mayor parte de la información de “relleno” es infundada y a veces una especulación sin sentido. Sabemos que los demonios son espíritus malignos que, de acuerdo con Satanás y siguiendo sus directrices, luchan contra Dios y la humanidad. Probablemente es correcto pensar en ellos como contrapartes de los santos ángeles que ministran a las personas por parte de Dios. Sabemos que han sido derrotados en principio por Cristo en la cruz y que su destino final será el tormento eterno en un lugar preparado para ellos (Mateo 25:41).


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Los demonios son seres que representan el mal, los vicios asi­ como defectos que posee la humanidad, por lo que seri­a concebible encontrarse con una disparidad sobre todos estos en las diversos culturas desplazandolo hacia el pelo tradiciones alrededores del universo. Ciertos de los nombres sobre demonios mas conocidos son Belcebu, Paimon, Belfegor, Leviatan, Lilith, Asmodeo o Lucifer.

La demonologia es la rama sobre la teologia encargada sobre examinar y catalogar a los demonios, mayoritareamente aquellos sobre comienzo cristiano, debido a que ha permitido la comprension sobre todos estos seres como consecuencia de la historia.

relacion sobre nombres sobre demonios


Asimismo llamado Begimo o Bahamut, es una bestia que Se Muestra en la Biblia, cuya representacion resulta una figura imponente y de gran medida. Podria tratarse de un animal similar a un hipopotamo, elefante, cocodrilo o dinosaurio.

A lo largo de la antiguedad Media, Behemoth fue definido como uno sobre los demonios mas poderosos del Infierno. Debido a la descripcion de su genial volumen, se considera que es la representacion sobre la comparecencia de el mal en la creacion.

Lucifer o Satanas

Segun la Biblia, Lucifer era el donaire mas bello desplazandolo hacia el pelo poderoso de el gloria, al aspecto sobre que Ademi?s gozaba de el favor y no ha transpirado la estima sobre Dios. No obstante, al levantarse a este, tanto el igual que otros angeles fueron vencidos por el Arcangel Miguel, debido a que han sido exiliados al averno.

Lucifer seri­a el lider desplazandolo hacia el pelo senor sobre los demonios, es la representacion del mal, y no ha transpirado puede mutar y transformarse en distintas entidades.

Otros nombres que recibe y no ha transpirado que Asimismo son ampliamente conocidos en la historison el garbo caido, Luzbel o Satanas.


Es un demonio que recibe diferentes nombres, igual que Belhor CГіmo funciona el facebook dating, Baalial, Beliar, Beliall asi­ como Beliel. Se le conoce como “el senor de la corrupcion, del orgullo asi­ como la arrogancia”, por lo que tambien seri­a considerado igual que alguno de los principes demonios de el averno.

En la Biblia, Belial era un termino que se usaba igual que correspondiente de Satanas. Nunca obstante, con el paso del tiempo paso an acontecer una identidad aparte y no ha transpirado complementaria sobre otros demonios como Lucifer, Leviatan desplazandolo hacia el pelo Lilith.


Belcebu o Beelzebub, resultante de Baal Zebub, “el senor de estas moscas” o “amo de el infierno”, realiza referencia an uno de los demonios mas antiguos y poderosos, al momento sobre acontecer representado como uno de los siete principes de el infierno.

Su importancia es igual que el particular Satanas lo denomino como “el dueno sobre la inmundicia”, debido a que se le asocio sin intermediarios con el pecado capital de la gula.

A lo largo de la Inquisicion, se determino que Belcebu era el profesor sobre ceremonias de estas reuniones de estas brujas, y no ha transpirado quien se encargaba sobre impartir la eucaristia en las llamadas misas negras.


Inicialmente, Belfegor era un demonio asociado a la concupiscencia asi­ como al vicio. Poquito despues, con los estudios sobre demonologia, se determino que entre sus propositos estaba tentar a los usuarios por vi­a de la pereza.

Asimismo, los escritos muestran que Belfegor asistencia an elaborar descubrimientos o inventos ingeniosos, por vi­a de promesas de prosperidad economica.

A grado dibujo, el demonio es representado como un monstruo sobre gigantesco longitud, nariz larga, cola, barba extendida desplazandolo hacia el pelo con cara sobre viejo, usualmente reposando acerca de las pies sobre dedos largos desplazandolo hacia el pelo puntiagudos, o apoyado en una letrina.


Demonio que forma parte de la Orden sobre los Dominios desplazandolo hacia el pelo que posee pobre su cargo a varias legiones de demonios, siempre a la orden desplazandolo hacia el pelo a las ordenes sobre Lucifer.

Segun estudios en demonologia, Paimon es un dios que puede ser invocado con el fin de responder las cuestiones que se desee o Con El Fin De impartir conocimientos en ciencias, artes y no ha transpirado doctrina, continuamente desplazandolo hacia el pelo cuando se le ofrezca un sacrificio. Otros poderes asociados a esta entidad son la resucitacion de los muertos, visiones asi­ como la invocacion sobre otros espiritus.

Por otro lado, es representado con un rostro afeminado, luciendo la corona exquisitamente decorada y montado acerca de un dromedario.


Demonio de aspecto de hombre antiguo y montado en un cocodrilo, posee a su cargo a 30 legiones de demonios que pertenecen a la orden de las virtudes. Agares se caracteriza ademas por las poderes, entre los que podemos encontrar originar terremotos, ensenar otros clases de idioma, y hallar el placer en acciones inmorales e impuras.


Llamado ademas igual que “El vi?stago de el demonio”, se caracteriza mayoritareamente por ser la representacion de la avaricia, el materialismo asi­ como la codicia. Se dice que seri­a indiferente entre la brecha dentro de ricos y no ha transpirado pobres, debido a que es adorado por todos los que sienten debilidad asi­ como mania por las riquezas.

Segun la Biblia, Mammon es una clase de dios del dinero, capaz de debilitar la voluntad sobre los varones debido a la avaricia que puede ocasionar en las deseos.


Se prostitucion sobre un demonio acuatico, sobre apariencia de serpiente enorme o de dragon, que vive en las profundidades del mar al acecho de los hombres y sobre los debiles de espiritu. Junto a Behemoth, son los monstruos antiguos de enorme tamano asi­ como aspecto intimidante.

Junto a mencionar que a pesar de que Leviatan seri­a uno sobre los principes del averno, Con El Fin De determinados autores esta entidad es una diferente de las representaciones corporales en las que se puede mudar el exacto Satanas.


Conforme el folclore avaro, Lilith seri­a el apelativo sobre Durante la reciente esposa de desalinado. Al irse sobre alla, logro convertirse en la amante sobre Satanas, asi igual que sobre otros demonios.

Posteriormente, Lilith pasaria a convertirse en un demonio con el permitirse de raptar ninos, y tambien apto de convertirse en un sucubo Con El Fin De seducir a los hombres.

Habitualmente se representa en forma sobre mujer excesivamente hermosa, pelo rojizo o rubio extenso, con un gran poder de seduccion.


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Parece que los cabellos han de resucitar

mucho menos que las otras partes del cuerpo


De la integridad de los cuerpos resucitados,

(cuestión 80, cap. 5)

El 26 de octobre de 1949 no fue un día de grandes noticias. El maestro Clemente Manuel Zabala, jefe de redacción del diario donde hacía mis primeras letras de reportero, terminó la reunión de la mañana con dos o tres sugerencias de rutina. No encomendó una tarea concreta a ningún redactor. minutos después se enteró, por teléfono de.que estaban vaciando las criptas funerarias del antiguo convento de Santa Clara, y me ordenó sin ilusiones:

“Date una vuelta por allá a ver qué se te ocurre.”

sus criptas permanecían enterradas tres generaciones de obispos y abadesas y otras gentes principales. El primer paso era desocuparlas, entregar los restos a quienes los reclamaran, y tirar el saldo en la fosa común, Me sorprendió el primitivismo del método. Los obreros de stapaban las fosas a piocha y azadón, sacaban los ataúdes podridos que se desbarataban con sólo moverlos, y separaban los huesos del mazacote de polvo con jirones de ropa y cabellos marchitos. que escarbar en los escombros de los cuerpos y cerner muy fino sus residuos para rescatar las piedras preciosas y las prendas de orfebrería.

El maestro de obra copiaba los datos de la lápida en un cuaderno de escolar, ordenaba los huesos en montones separados, y ponía la hoja con el nombre encima de cada uno para que no se confundieran. Así que mi primera visión al entrar en el templo fue una larga fila de montículos de huesos, recalentados por el bárbaro sol de octubre que se metía a chorros por los portillos del techo, y sin más identidad que el nombre escrito a lápiz en un pedazo de papel. Casi medio siglo después siento todavia el estupor que me causó aquel testimonio terrible del paso arrasador de los años.

Allí estaban, entre muchos otros, un virrey del Perú y su amante secreta; don Toribio de Cáceres y Virtudes, obispo de esta diocesis; varias abadesas del convento, entre ellas la madre Josefa Miranda, y el bachiller en artes don Cristóbal de Eraso, que había consagrado media vida a fabricar los artesonados. Había una cripta cerrada con la lápida del segundo marqués de Casalduero, don Ygnacio de Alfaro y Dueñas, pero cuando la abrieron se vio que estaba vacía y sin usar. En cambio los restos de su marquesa, doña Olalla de Mendoza, estaban con su lápida propia en la cripta vecina. El maestro de obra no le dio importancia: era normal que un noble criollo hubiera aderezado su propia tumba y que lo hubieran sepultado en otra.

En la tercera hornacina del altar mayor, del lado del Evangelio, allí estaba la noticia. La lapida saltó en pedazos al primer golpe de la piocha, y una cabellera viva de un color de cobre intenso se derramó fuera de la cripta. El maestro de obra quiso sacarla completa con la ayuda de sus obreros, y cuanto más tiraban de ella más larga y abundante parecía, hasta que salieron las ultimas hebras todavía prendidas a un cráneo de niña. En la hornacina no quedó nada más que unos huesecillos menudos y dispersos, y en la lápida de cantería carcomida por el salitre sólo era legible un nombre sin apellidos: Sierva María de Todos los Ángeles. Extendida en el suelo, la cabellera espléndida medía veintidós metros con once centímetros.

El maestro de obra me explicó sin asombro que el cabello humano crecía un centímetro por mes hasta después de la muerte, y veintidós metros le parecieron un buen promedio para doscientos años. A mí, en cambio, no me pareció tan trivial, porque mi abuela me contaba de niño la leyenda de una marquesita de doce años cuya cabellera le arrastraba como una cola de novia, que había muerto del ¡ mal de rabia por el mordisco de un perro, y era venerada en los pueblos del Caribe por sus muchos milagros. La idea de que esa tumba pudiera ser la suya fue mi noticia de aquel día, y el origen de este libro.

Gabriel García Márquez

Cartagena de Indias, 1994


ó mesas de fritangas, desbarató tenderetes de indios y toldos de lotería, y de paso mordió a cuatro personas que se le atravesaron en el camino. Tres eran esclavos negros. La otra fue Sierva María de Todos los Ángeles, hija única del marqués de Casalduero, que había ido con una sirvienta mulata a comprar una ristra de cascabeles para la fiesta de sus doce años.

Tenían instrucciones de no pasar del Portal de los Mercaderes, pero la criada se aventuró hasta el puente levadizo del arrabal de Getsemaní, atraída por la bulla del puerto negrero, donde estaban rematando un cargamento de esclavos de Guinea. El barco de la Compañía Gaditana de Negros era esperado con alarma desde hacía una semana, por haber sufrido a bordo una mortandad inexplicable.

Tratando de esconderla habían echado al agua los cadaveres sin lastre. El mar de leva los sacó a flote y amanecieron en la playa desfigurados por la hinchazón y con una rara coloración solferina. La nave fue anclada en las afueras de la bahía por el temor de que fuera un brote de alguna peste africana, hasta que comprobaron que había sido un envenenamiento con fiambres manidos.

A la hora en que el perro pasó por el mercado ya habían rematado la carga sobreviviente, devaluada por su pésimo estado de salud, y estaban tratando de compensar las pérdidas con una sola pieza que valía por todas. Era una cautiva abisinia con siete cuartas de estatura, embadurnada de melaza de caña en vez del aceite comercial de rigor, y de una hermosura tan perturbadora que parecía mentira.

Tenía la nariz afilada, el cráneo acalabazado, los ojos oblicuos, los dientes intactos y el porte equívoco de un gladiador romano. No la herraron en el corralón, ni cantaron su edad ni su estado de salud, sino que la pusieron en venta por su sola belleza. El precio que el gobernador pago por ella, sin regateos y de contado, fue el de su peso en oro.

Era asunto de todos los días que los perros sin dueño mordieran a alguien mientras andaban correteando gatos o peleándose con los gallinazos por la mortecina de la calle, y más en los tiempos de abundancias y muchedumbres en que la Flota de Galeones pasaba para la feria de Portobelo. Cuatro o cinco mordidos en un mismo día no le quitaban el sueño a nadie, y menos con una herida como la de Sierva María, que apenas si alcanzaba a notársele en el tobillo izquierdo. Así que la criada no se alarmó. Ella misma le hizo a la niña una cura de limón y azufre y le lavó la mancha de sangre de los pollerines, y nadie siguió pensando en nada más que en el jolgorio de sus doce años.

Bernarda Cabrera, madre de la niña y esposa sin títulos del marqués de asalduero, se había tomado aquella madrugada una purga dramática: siete granos de antimonio en un vaso de azúcar rosada.

Había sido una mestiza brava de la llamada aristocracia de mostrador; seductora, rapaz, parrandera, y con una avidez de vientre para saciar un cuartel.

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No, the title of this article is not inspired by one of Hollywood’s most successful TV series. It is inspired by classical Roman Catholic demonology. I confess honestly, I, like many young Russians fifteen years ago, watched the first two seasons of the American-Canadian TV series Supernatural with pleasure, but still I cannot help but note that the creators of the series lied something to please the script.

To begin with, what, according to Roman Catholic classical demonology, this powerful servant of the underworld was most often summoned not for money and personal desires, but in order to ask three questions. The ritual was allegedly most often resorted to by scientists, soothsayers and statesmen.

Also, contrary to the script decisions of the Hollywood wise men, this demon cannot be called at absolutely any intersection of roads. The crossroads must be very old and used for a long time, and there must certainly be an old cemetery nearby.

And there are no limits on ten, twenty or any number of years of life. The unclean force calmly waited for the natural one, or, as the legends say, arranged an unnatural death for the mortal who signed the contract.

According to Catholic mythology, it is believed that all the demons of the crossroads, of which there are many, are directly subordinate to Azazel. The same one who taught the male race to make weapons and wage wars, and women to use cosmetics and corrode the fetus.

The crossroads demon could not demand anything in return if he liked the person’s questions for their depth, or if he saw the true thirst for knowledge in the eyes of the questioner. Usually, in return for their answers or services, the crossroads demon demanded the soul of the poor fellow who called him, or someone’s death.

Yes, you don’t have to immediately sell your soul, it’s enough to kill someone. But this is just a mocking trick: the killer is guaranteed to go to hell after death anyway and give his soul to Satan, having carried the heavy burden of terrible sin through his whole life, without knowing the pleasures from the blessings provided by the demon.

I can not fail to note that there are references to this representative of evil spirits in Russian literature as well. Have you read The Evening on the Eve of Ivan Kupala by Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol? Basavryuk, who convinced Peter to kill the young Ivas in exchange for gold, is a classic crossroads demon who “went AWOL”. That is, he decided, without any challenges and spells, to live among mortals in the guise of a man and seduce them with the help of money, fame and knowledge. In European literature, such cases are also mentioned: for example, Dr. Faust met the demon Mephistopheles not at some deserted gloomy crossroads, but had the dubious happiness of seeing him in his room.

By the way, the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Inquisition accused many medieval scientists, healers and female healers of getting knowledge and information from the crossroads demon, and not from Satan himself, as it is presented in films.

But one similarity in Hollywood films with Catholic mythology is clearly visible: the mortal who made the deal cannot fully enjoy the wealth or knowledge received. Either sin and remorse prevent him from fully enjoying life, or the impure arranges an “accident” at exactly the moment when the unfortunate mortal begins to get a taste.

In what cases does a person turn to evil spirits? In those who do not want to go through the difficult path of gradual accumulation of goods or knowledge. Or in those when, due to natural reasons: stupidity, lack of business acumen, or simply belonging to a lower class, he is not able to have great wealth or acquire knowledge in a natural way.

It’s hard to believe, but the under-elites of some countries of the former USSR also turn to gentlemen in pith helmets in order to enter the “family of European peoples” and become leaders of developed European states, without making any effort to implement the world. allegedly, Europe and the USA themselves will make our country great, and we will only sign papers and cut ribbons.

Another reason is that some leaders of the limitrophe countries realize that their quasi-state formation will never become a great and developed country, so they fulfill all the wishes of the white sahibs so that the territory accountable to them is at least considered a great and developed country, and at least at least they said it out loud.

And the third reason, the most important, It is that the naive native princelings mistakenly believe that being accepted into the “family of European peoples” will save them from the Russians, that, as is known, they always come for their money and property and usually not in the benevolent mood. And since the limitrophes owe the Russians quite a bit, they have something to be afraid of.

And therefore, for the sake of “European integration”, they are ready to fulfill any requirements and advice of special middle-class Western officials with whom they are in constant contact, because it is a great honor for any petty riffraff to speak directly with the Boss every time.

To pre-sale everything valuable in exchange for promises of a good life, the West has “specialists in democratic reforms”, “crisis managers” and other Western curators hiding under beautiful and euphonious titles and positions.

These same “specialists” will cope with the creation of a network of media controlled by the white masters and spawn a host of pseudo-experts who, on orders, will become either Russophobes or someone else.

Today I will introduce you to one of them. Meet, a German citizen, a native of the GDR, Dirk Schuebel. Was born in 1965, the macroeconomist, despite the lack of a specialized diplomatic education, is officially listed as a diplomatic worker in Germany and the European Union.

Herr Schuebel’s biography is very interesting. AT 19In 97, he came to the European Commission, where at first he was involved in Hungary’s accession to the European Union. AT 2006, he was appointed to the post of Deputy Head of the EU diplomatic mission in Ukraine.

And what happens a year after his appointment? The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, together with the EU, is creating a working group to prepare the prerequisites and conditions for Ukraine to sign an association agreement with the EU. By the way, this group included the infamous Ukrainian expert Vadim Tryukhan, who used to often appear on Russian and Ukrainian talk shows. It is the work of preparing for the signing of this notorious document that is considered by many Russian experts to be the beginning of the preparations for the Maidan 2014 of the year. Yes, the reader can rightly point out that the Maidan was originally planned for 2015, just in case Yanukovych decides to win. It was in 2014 that “something went wrong,” but this does not cancel the fact that preparations for this event began back in 2007.

At the same time, Dirk Schuebel is “dealing with” the issue of the Crimean Tatars, makes several reports and tries to promote the idea of ​​returning repatriates from Central Asia to Crimea, provides attention and comprehensive support to the terrorist organization Hizb ut Tahrir al-Islami, with cells of which peninsula is still fighting the FSB. Generally, he did everything so that Crimea would never be Russian again, relying on the fact that radical Islamists are capable of completely suppressing any pro-Russian rallies and demonstrations. And this attempt was made in 2014, when radical Crimean Tatars, together with paid nationalists, tried to disperse pro-Russian rallies in large settlements of Crimea, but it failed.

Herr Schuebel also succeeded in establishing the necessary business contacts. He was personally involved in the opening of the so-called Association of European Businesses in Ukraine, which provided access to Europe for such mini-oligarchs as Medvedchuk, Kurchenko, Novynskyy, and other petty riffraff, which he would then actively use. As the reader has already guessed, the road to Europe was open to full-fledged oligarchs like Akhmetov, Pinchuk and Kolomoisky before without any association.

AT 2009Schuebel was appointed head of the EU Delegation to Moldova. He quickly made contacts with Plahotniuc, now a disgraced Moldovan oligarch, and began to use his manual media to promote the idea of ​​​​Moldova’s association with the EU. But it needs to be clarified: Schuebel was categorically against the takeover of Moldova by Romania, as well as against the immediate launch of the process of Moldova’s accession to the European Union. Here is what he himself said about this in an interview with the newspaper “Arguments and Facts in Moldova” on 28 August 2013 of the year: “ Moldova will not join the European Union in ten or twelve years. It’s all the fault of the Soviet mentality “.

And what did Schubel really achieve in Moldova? The most important thing: the conditionally pro-Russian political flank has shrunk to a barely discernible size, while the pro-European one has grown many times over. And those of the Moldovan politicians who still pretend to be pro-Russian politicians are in fact moderate European integrators, like Medvedchuk and his OPF party in Ukraine.

It was in Moldova that Schubel was disgraced twice. To begin with, his name is still being swept by the local media, accusing him of stealing a billion euros from the Moldovan budget together with Plahotniuc. Let me remind the reader that the theft of this amount, carried out over a number of years, turned out to be almost a financial disaster for Moldova. Notably, at the time of the media promotion of the scandal, Schubel himself had not worked in Moldova for a long time, and Plahotniuc had already managed to leave for the United States by that time.

Here is what the ex-Prime Minister of Moldova, Jon Chicu, who at the time of Schuebel’s work in Moldova held a position in the state apparatus, said about the theft of a billion: catastrophe that occurred in our country “.

How did Schuebel’s involvement become known? And this is the second scandal. The thing is that the cousin of Schuebel’s wife owns a certain Ukrainian company FGL Energy LLC, which for some reason masters the lion’s share of grant funds allocated by the European Union to Moldova. But not only. This company regularly accepts payments from the state budget of Moldova either for the provision of consulting services, or for conducting some kind of audit, and for many other financially amorphous and vague things. We will return to this strange firmochka a little later.

AT In 2013, Schubel, even before the Moldovan scandals were made public, which, by the way, did not harm him in any way, went from Moldova to a promotion to Brussels, heading the Eastern Partnership department of the European External Action Service (EEAS). There were many directions for work, but the main direction was Ukraine. therefore, properly, Schubel was made the head of the department, because the Ukrainian “asset”, created at one time precisely through his efforts, acted as a battering ram against the official authorities in Ukraine.

After the Maidan, Schubel, as part of a large European team of politicians and industrialists, called by experts the Franco-German elite group, establishes contacts with former functionaries of the Party of Regions and employees of the state apparatus of the Yanukovych era. Some of them, in particular Medvedchuk and Voloshin, become frequent guests in Europe and speakers on Ukraine at some sessions of the European Union in Brussels.

Media contacts are also being established: European “investors” finance some unprofitable media outlets of the former regionals and “non-partisan” associates of the ousted Yanukovych. And for some time now, the aforementioned company FGL Energy LLC has been financing some of the loss-making and broadcast-limited media of Ukrainian mini-oligarchs, and this despite the fact that Shubel himself has not been officially working in Ukraine for more than ten years.

AT In 2019, Dirk Schuebel, despite his tarnished reputation, received another appointment. He was appointed head of the EU delegation to Belarus. Then, at 2019, the European Union and the Franco-German elite group, in particular, did everything to worsen relations between Moscow and Minsk.

Schuebel never uttered the phrase “the last dictator of Europe” to Lukashenka, in front of, in words he did not doubt the impending victory of Alexander Grigoryevich in the upcoming elections. According to numerous testimonies, sitting at a table with the top leadership of Belarus, he repeatedly raised a glass of Belarusian vodka with the words “For the Geneva of Eastern Europe!”, which especially pleased the ambitious “father”.

In frequent communication with the main Belarusian European integrator, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, Dirk Schuebel was not noticed, but with another pro-Western statesman, State Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus and, to be ashamed to say, Secretary General of the CSTO Stanislav Zas, Schuebel saw much more often.

Need to be clarified that Zas’s candidacy for the post of CSTO Secretary General was approved on January 1, 2020 of the year, long before the elections and Lukashenka’s main verbal pre-election tricks, however, Zas does not hide his commitment to the West, the web is full of his joint photos with representatives of the United States, Ukraine, Poland and other Young Europeans.

The evil tongues of Russian experts claim that after the failed coup, Lukashenka could not remove Makei and Zas from their posts only because their associates in law enforcement agencies and in senior government positions are much larger than Lukashenka’s associates. He would, can, and wanted to get rid of them, but he couldn’t. And if he only tries to start any encroachments in their direction, then with a high degree of probability Makei and Zas will successfully get rid of Alexander Grigoryevich himself.

by the way, Ukraine, which has recently been a battering ram not only against Russia, but also against Belarus, on July 8 imposed personal sanctions on fifty-two officials of Blue-eyed. Even Lukashenka’s son Viktor was included in the list. But Makei and Zasia were not on the list. With Makei, everything is clear, after all, the Minister of Foreign Affairs: sanctions against persons holding this position, as well as against the first person of the state, are usually not imposed. Well, what about Zas? After all, the whole Secretary General of the CSTO. As the saying goes, God himself ordered personal sanctions against him. But no.

According to unconfirmed information, the top leadership of the Belarusian KGB is full of Zas’ proteges. And who provided Lukashenka before the elections with information about the upcoming coup and the removal of Alexander Grigoryevich, which was allegedly organized by Russia? Belarusian KGB. Who prepared the detention and arrest of thirty-two Russians who were accused of preparing an armed uprising against Lukashenka himself? Belarusian KGB. As you can see, Dirk Schuebel made contacts and strengthened cooperation with the right and useful people. Therefore, no sanctions are imposed against them.

What did, for example, Moldova get in the end? Can, Maia Sandu is now given the same honors on official visits to Europe as Putin? no. Moldovans began to live better? no. conversely, received a protracted budget crisis instead of the promised sweet life, the Moldovan government is now in a panic looking for money even for elections. But the main goal was achieved: absolutely all the political forces of Moldova are unanimous in their opinion that European integration is the only right way. A good life, as well as an early membership in the EU and NATO, none of the sane Moldovans are waiting for, conversely, hope that at least it will not get worse.

Ukraine experienced economic, political, budgetary and financial crises, a drop in exports to the CIS countries, the loss of territories, the decline of entire industries, and much more. But here’s what’s interesting: absolutely all political forces, as in Moldova, are also unanimous in their opinion that European integration is the only correct way for Ukraine. At the same time, there is no point in listing the promised and the unfulfilled, this has been repeatedly discussed earlier on a wide variety of platforms.

And what did Belarus get? Sanctions, including bilateral bans on air flights and ground handling of aircraft, the loss of export markets, only in the West, and not in the CIS countries, as in the case of Ukraine. The majority of young people are not only anti-Russian, which Alexander Grigorievich himself contributed to, but also dreams of “demolishing” Lukashenka himself and starting integration with Europe at any cost, following the example of Ukraine.

remind that the Franco-German elite group represents the interests of European industrialists. I have repeatedly stressed that they are not enemies, but by no means allies of Russia. They understand the phrase “pragmatic relations with Russia” in their own way, as befits white gentlemen in pith helmets.

Our country must be a reliable supplier of cheap raw materials, which will help reduce the cost of production of European goods and significantly increase their competitiveness in all markets of the world. And the current picture, where Russians like hot cakes every week open industrial enterprises across the country and increase the export of their products with high added value year by year, they are very frightened.

And one of the most important, emphasize, not the main, but one of the main factors of containing Russia, the Franco-German elite group considers the maintenance of the illusion of the statehood of the limitrophes, which used to be the republics of the former USSR, and preferably at the expense of Russia.

European industrialists rightly believe that if the limitrophic authorities and the “nearby” pseudo-journalists and pseudo-experts are anti-Russian, then this will create certain political and economic problems for the Kremlin.

At the same time, special attention is paid to Ukraine and Belarus, where the European gentlemen have successfully built a network of anti-Russian media and nurtured a whole galaxy of Russophobic pseudo-experts. Why is given? Because Russia, despite import substitution, still retains some economic and technological dependence on Svidomo and independent quasi-state entities. In Ukraine, Russia buys ore of rare earth metals, in Belarus – some samples of engineering products, but I generally keep quiet about main gas pipelines.

And representatives of the Franco-German group intend to maintain this dependence of Russia on the limitrophes, as much as possible, because such dependence will provide regular financial support to the anti-Russian-minded limitrophe quasi-state formations.

Yes, Nord Stream 2 is a special case, and the situation on the European gas market does not yet favor the Kremlin. But when the situation levels off, the Europeans will, in unison with the native elites, accuse Russia of a crime against humanity, when once again it turns out that Russia has replaced another limitrophe type of product or service.

Is the situation in Ukraine causing financial and political problems for Russia? Definitely. If we do not take into account international sanctions, which, in my opinion, would still have been introduced even without the Ukrainian crisis, then how much did it cost just to replace Ukrainian engineering products? A whole series of warships began to be commissioned a few years later, and this damage is very tangible, greatly slowing down the military strengthening of Russia. I won’t say anything about the situation with the DPR and LPR.

What about the situation in Belarus? In the light of recent events, I can say that it is still unknown how much financial resources will need to be subsidized and what preferences will be given to Belarusian manufacturers on the Russian market so that the “socialist” economy of Blue-eyed does not fall into an irrevocable coma. So yes, definitely delivers.

Even small Moldova manages to cause trouble for Russia, because we cannot completely take away from them the preferences they have on the Russian market. Yes, little by little there are less and less preferences, but we cannot yet kick them out of our market, and this needs to be done, since the industrial enterprises of Pridnestrovie are held hostage by the Moldovan regime, because they conduct foreign trade through Chisinau. Let us take away preferences from Moldovans, and they will immediately block foreign trade for Pridnestrovian enterprises. Does it cost a pretty penny in Russia? Definitely, because the Russian budget receives less import duties, and the Russian manufacturer is forced to compete with foreign manufacturers that have a certain head start in our market.

I named my article that way for a reason. The name, naturally, contains an allegory, but there is also a direct hint. Herr Schuebel is a real crossroads demon, as he appeared in the countries of the former USSR at the most necessary moment, when the limitroph was literally at a crossroads.

And these quasi-state formations did not have to be part of any Customs Union, it was enough just to choose to pursue a neutral balanced policy and not oppose Russia. But they, seduced by promises, chose a different path.

Does Russia have problems that hinder its development in a certain way? It can be admitted that Herr Schuebel and his ilk succeeded, but only in the short term. And in the long run, they lost, because Moscow’s policy has not changed, and Russia’s industrial development has accelerated. Moscow successfully solves the problems created by the West both at the expense of limitrophs stinking on its borders, to whom Russian countermeasures inflict enormous damage, causing irreversible consequences, up to the erosion of state institutions, and at the expense of gentlemen in pith helmets, who suffered very tangible economic losses.

The position of the limitrophes who sold themselves is much worse than that of the mortals from European fairy tales and legends who sold their souls.

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  • Customized recommendations for each family member
  • Improved gaming experience through Game Optimizer and Dashboard

The LG UQ9000 Series 4K TV will prove to be the ultimate streaming device for your living room, as it features built-in access to all of the popular streaming services, plus more than 300 free LG channels that cover all genres. This is possible through LG’s webOS 22 platform, which not only connects the 4K TV to the internet, but also provides customized recommendations to each family member who creates their own account. If you’re planning to use the 70-inch TV for gaming, its Game Optimizer and Dashboard will make sure that you enjoy your video games even more by allowing you to quickly adjust all the relevant settings, as they’re all accessible in one location.

Samsung 70-inch Q60B QLED 4K TV — $1,000, was $1,100

Why Buy:

  • Samsung’s Quantum Processor Lite upscales content
  • Dual LED backlights create natural colors
  • Enjoy fast-paced actin scenes with Motion Xcelerator
  • Samsung’s Tizen is compatible with digital assistants, streaming services

Everything that you watch on the Samsung Q60B QLED 4K TV will be upgraded to 4K Ultra HD resolution through Samsung’s Quantum Processor Lite with 4K Upscaling, which will let you maximize the capabilities of the 70-inch display. The 4K TV features dedicated warm and cool dual LED backlights that create natural colors on the screen, Quantum HDR that delivers a wider range of color and contrast, and Motion Xcelerator that lets you enjoy crisp and clear images when watching fast-paced action scenes. The 4K TV runs on Samsung’s Tizen platform, which is compatible with all of the popular voice assistants and grants access to various streaming services.

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$439 Walmart Sale Price Name Brand 4K Smart TV – Rolling Stone

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TVs are getting bigger and bigger these days, but that doesn’t mean the price tags are going up with it. Case in point: Walmart has this massive 70-inch 4K Roku TV on sale right now for just over $400.

The big-screen TV deal comes just in time for Super Bowl season and Walmart’s site has the cheapest price we’re seeing anywhere for a TV this size. 


Buy onn 70” QLED 4K Roku Smart TV $439

You’re getting a lot of TV for this price. For comparison, 70 inches is about the size of an average refrigerator, or the length of a full-size bed. This deal gets you the onn. 70-Inch QLED 4K Ultra HD Roku TV for less than you’d pay for smaller units. This a Walmart-exclusive brand known for making reliable, easy-to-use TVs.

This Walmart TV sale gets you a crisp 70-inch LED display with 2160p resolution, 4K compatibility and Dolby Audio sound (the same company that provides audio to movie theaters).

This is a Roku TV, so you get Roku’s easy-to-use dashboard, with access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes across thousands of free or paid channels. All your favorite streaming apps are also in one place for easy access, and you can control everything with the included remote. Want to stream something from YouTube or online? The TV is also set-up for wireless streaming.

This is also a smart TV, so you can pair it to your favorite smart assistant to control shows and settings using your phone (via the Roku app) or voice. Three HDMI ports, one composite port, a USB plug, LAN and coaxial/cable allow for multiple devices and consoles to be plugged in.

The onn. 70-Inch 4K UHD TV delivers big, bold images with a wide color palette, lifelike images and crisp sound. The big-screen TV is great for watching sports or movies, putting you right in the middle of the action. It’s great for large groups and parties too — no more straining to see a tiny screen in your living room or den.

This Walmart TV deal includes the 4K TV, a Roku TV remote control (batteries included), a TV stand and quick start guide. Everything sets up in minutes. The big-screen TV has a 4.1-star rating (out of five) from more than 1400 reviewers online).

Walmart has another 70-inch TV on sale right now: this VIZIO V-Series 4K UHD Smart TV deal, which gets you a name brand big-screen TV for just $448 — way less than normal.


Buy VIZIO V-Series 4K Smart TV $448

VIZIO’s V-Series TV sets deliver incredible 4K picture quality, with Dolby Vision and HDR10. What that means: crisp, life-like images with an “Active IQ Processor” that automatically upscales everything to 4K quality (or as close to 4K as possible).

The TV is fast and responsive, with little to no lag — perfect for watching fast-paced sports or for gaming. There are a ton of ports to connect all your consoles and devices, and voice assistant makes it easy to change channels and settings without lifting a finger.

VIZIO’s TVs can go up to $1000, especially for a unit this size, so this is a Walmart TV deal worth taking advantage of. Get the VIZIO V-Series 70-Inch TV for $448 here.

TOP-7. The best TVs 70, 75, 77 inches. April 2022. Rating!

Author Evgeny Vasiliev Reading 8 min Views 386 Published

Hello! If you are thinking about buying a large TV, then this review is for you. I have prepared a TOP, which included 7 popular TV models from well-known manufacturers with screen sizes of 70, 75 and 77 inches, and now I will tell you about them.


  1. Samsung UE70AU7100
  2. Samsung UE75AU7500
  3. LG 75NANO806PA
  4. Samsung QE75Q70A 9001 6
  5. Sony KD-75X81J
  7. Sony XR-77A80J

Samsung UE70AU7100

  • 9001 6
  • Diagonal: 70”
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • HDR10+/HLG
  • Audio: 20 W 9001 6
  • DolbyDigitalPlus
  • OS: Tizen
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4. 2
  • HDMI x 3, USB x 1

Opens our TOP – 70-inch Samsung UE70AU7100. Thanks to PurColor technology, this TV displays a huge variety of colors and shades. In addition, he knows how to optimize and scale low-resolution content, bringing it closer in quality to the 4K level. And thanks to improved color processing technology, it is possible to achieve incredibly realistic color reproduction. It is also worth noting that the TV has support for HDR technology, which increases the brightness range of the screen, so that viewers can appreciate the richness of the color palette and great detail in even the darkest and brightest scenes. In terms of sound, this TV will not disappoint either. Especially with an additional audio system. It uses the unique Q-Symphony technology, which allows the TV and soundbar speakers to work in sync for the best surround sound experience. Other advantages of this TV include the ability to stream content from smartphones and tablets, a huge selection of online cinemas, streaming services and other applications, as well as narrow bezels and a thin body. Therefore, such a TV will look great on the wall in your home.

Samsung UE75AU7500

  • Diagonal: 75”
  • Resolution: 3840 x 216 0
  • Frequency: 60Hz
  • HDR10+/HLG
  • Audio: 20W
  • DolbyDigitalPlus
  • OS: Tizen
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • HDMI x 3, USB x 1

Another Samsung representative in our TOP, but with a screen diagonal of 75 inches is Samsung UE75AU7500. It also uses PurColor technology, which provides a rich palette of color shades on the screen, there is support for HDR and upscaling of low-resolution content to 4K format. So you will be provided with a clear and realistic picture when watching movies, TV shows, sports broadcasts and TV shows with such a TV. In addition, it will delight you with high-quality, clear and multidimensional sound that will fill the entire room. Among other features of this TV, it is worth noting a convenient operating system and Smart TV, which provides a huge selection of entertainment content, as well as the ability to display content from a smartphone using a wireless connection. It is also worth noting that the TV provides options for both wall placement and on the cabinet. And thanks to a rather thin body and narrow frames, it fits perfectly into the interior of many rooms.


  • 9003 9

    • Diagonal: 75”
    • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
    • Matrix: IPS
    • Backlight: Edge LED
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
    • 10 bits (8 bits + FRC)
    • HDR10 Pro/HLG
    • Sound: 40 W
    • UltraSurround
    • OS: webOS 6.0
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
    • HDMI x 4, USB x 2

    Our TOP is continued by the 75-inch TV LG 75NANO806PA, the main feature of which is the proprietary NanoCell technology. This nanotechnology helps to filter and enhance color reproduction by removing unwanted hues that appear in the RGB signal. Thanks to this, viewers see only pure and accurate colors on the screen. In addition to the function of optimizing low-resolution content to 4K content quality, the image on the screen of such a TV will always be realistic and clear. And the use of technologies such as HDR and Dolby, as well as a special movie mode, will give the owners of such a TV a new experience for watching movies. Game lovers won’t be left out either. In addition to good image quality, the TV will provide a smooth display of dynamic scenes and allow you to optimize the settings so that the gaming experience is as comfortable as possible. Among other features of this TV, it is worth noting the narrow bezels around the screen, a convenient operating system and the ability to voice control. Well, thanks to access to many online cinemas and applications, with such a TV you will always find something to watch.

    Samsung QE75Q70A

    • Diagonal: 75”
    • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
    • Matrix: VA
    • Backlight: Edge LED
    • Frequency: 120 Hz
    • 10 bits (8 bits + FRC )
    • HDR10+/HLG
    • Audio: 20W
    • DolbyDigitalPlus
    • OS: Tizen 6. 0
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2
    • HDMI x 4, USB x 2

    Continues our TOP – 75-inch Samsung TV QE75Q70A. It uses quantum dot technology to display over a billion colors and shades, and dual backlighting that delivers clearer, more accurate contrast by optimizing color tone to suit the type of content you’re viewing. So the image on the screen of such a TV will always look realistic. And thanks to scaling technology, you can watch your favorite content in 4K resolution. It is also worth noting that this TV has a powerful processor that optimizes sound quality depending on the content being viewed. In addition, the TV is notable for HDR support, a wide viewing angle and an active voice enhancement system that helps to highlight the voices of the actors, so that the audience hears the dialogue more clearly and clearly. Also worth mentioning is the screen refresh rate of 120 Hz, due to which it is possible to achieve a smoother display of dynamic scenes in movies and games. By the way, for gamers, this TV has support for AMD FreeSyncPremiumPro technology and a special mode that allows you to change settings in real time, including changing the aspect ratio of the screen, input lag, refresh rate, HDR support, wireless headphone settings and much more. All in all, this is a great TV that will meet the needs of many users.

    Sony KD-75X81J

    • Diagonal: 75”
    • Resolution: 3840 x 216 0
    • Backlight: Direct LED
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
    • 10 bits (8 bits + FRC)
    • HDR10/HLG
    • Audio: 20W
    • DolbyAudio
    • OS: Android 10
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
    • HDMI x 4, USB x 2

    Next in our TOP is the 75-inch Sony TV KD-75X81J. It can scale and optimize low resolution videos. Therefore, even with such a huge screen, the image will be clear and detailed. And, thanks to proprietary TRILUMINOS PRO technology, the TV will delight you with excellent color reproduction. It is also worth noting that this TV is equipped with an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness level by increasing or decreasing it to ensure comfortable viewing conditions in bright and dark rooms. Plus, the sound will also adapt based on the characteristics of the room to enhance the viewing experience. Well, you can watch a lot of things on this TV. Android TV has over 700,000 movies and TV shows to choose from, a huge selection of streaming services, and more. It is also worth noting that this TV will allow you to broadcast videos, games and applications from mobile devices without losing quality. And thanks to the possibility of voice search, it will be very convenient to control such a TV and you won’t have to spend a lot of time typing to find the content you need. 9Diagonal: 77” 900 0007


    • 16

    • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
    • Matrix: OLED
    • Frequency: 120Hz
    • HDR10 Pro/HLG
    • Audio : 60 W
    • OLED Surround
    • OS: webOS
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5. 0
    • HDMI x 4, USB x 3

    Among 77-inch TVs, I would recommend to pay attention to LG OLED77 G1RLA. It features an OLED screen that delivers incredible color fidelity on any content thanks to millions of self-illuminating pixels. It is also worth noting the high definition of the picture due to the optimization and scaling of content, even with low resolution. In addition, this TV boasts support for technologies such as HDR 10 Pro and DolbyVision IQ, which adjust brightness, improve color reproduction and reveal all the smallest details of the image depending on the genre of content and the environment. Other advantages of this model include support for G-Sync and FreeSync technologies and a refresh rate of 120Hz, which ensures smooth movement in dynamic scenes of movies and games. It also boasts narrow bezels, a wide viewing angle and a thin body, which will perfectly fit into the interior of any apartment. And yet, the TV supports LG ThinQ technology, thanks to which it will be possible to control it using voice commands. In general, if you need a large multifunctional TV that will provide a high-quality image, then I recommend paying attention to this model.

    Sony XR-77A80J

    • Diagonal: 77”
    • : 3840 x 2160
    • Matrix: OLED
    • Frequency: 120Hz
    • 10 bits
    • HDR10/HLG
    • Sound: 50W
    • DolbyAudio/Atmos
    • OS: Android 10
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
    • HDMI x 4, USB x 3

    Completing There is our TOP – 77-inch TV Sony XR-77A80J. It also boasts an OLED panel that delivers true-to-life images with deep blacks and rich colors, as well as a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth, dynamic scenes. It is also worth noting that technologies such as TriluminosPro and XR HDR Remaster are working to improve the image quality on this TV. In addition, the TV can scale and optimize low-resolution video, creating lost details so that the image is as detailed as possible. So you will be provided with a realistic and clear image when watching any video content with such a TV. And with speakers and a subwoofer with a total output of 50W, as well as support for a number of technologies to improve sound, this TV will be able to recreate the effect of presence, as if you were watching a movie away from home. but in the cinema. Among other advantages of the Sony TV, it is worth noting the ability to broadcast photos, videos and games from smartphones to the screen, voice search and Android TV, which provides access to thousands of movies, series and applications. All in all. This is a great option if you are looking for a large and feature rich TV.

    TOP 10 best TVs 70-75 inches 2023 by price/quality

    According to surveys, more than 90% of those who bought a TV a year earlier regret that they did not choose a model with a larger diagonal. If you do not want to be among them, then we recommend that you immediately pay attention to the best TVs with a diagonal of 70-75 inches, which will give you a lot of positive emotions from watching your favorite movies and TV shows. In the rating, TVs are sorted by price-quality ratio, which will help you choose the best option for your budget in 2023.

    TVs with a diagonal of 75 inches work under 4K and even 8K resolution, which largely determines the detail of the picture. If the budget allows, then you can take a closer look at the winner of our TOP with 8K resolution or stop at more affordable 4K models. Together with support for HDR and a number of proprietary technologies, we get a juicy and detailed picture, you can see all the details and details.

    Large diagonal gamers-console players will also be happy, because on such a TV immersion in the gameplay will be maximum. Well, now let’s talk about what is the best 75-inch TV to buy in 2023?

    Review of 75-inch TVs opens Hyundai 75 H-LED75BU7002 – an inexpensive but good option with 4K resolution and Direct LED technology. Due to this, the picture is detailed and realistic, you can see the smallest details of what is happening on the screen. The built-in digital tuner gives you access to all the popular channels that you are used to watching with your family, and the Smart TV functionality is provided for everything else.

    Hyundai 75 H-LED75BU7002 is built on the Salyut TV operating system, which in terms of functionality is not much inferior to your phone or tablet. In it you can watch movies, TV channels, YouTube, listen to music, play your favorite games and install any application you need. Salyut virtual assistant will answer all your questions and open the possibility of voice control.

    There are 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports, where you can connect a USB flash drive and play files, photos, music and videos from it. Hyundai 75 H-LED75BU7002 can be placed both on a complete stand and hung on a wall using a 400×200 mm VESA mount. The screen performance is impressive – it has a high brightness level of 35 cd/m2, a good contrast ratio of 5000:1 and a fast response time of just 6.5ms, making it a good choice for gaming.


    • You can connect to the Internet both via Wi-Fi and by wire;
    • Voice assistant and functional Smart TV;
    • Image sharpness;
    • Bright screen with fast response and maximum viewing angles;
    • Already 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB;
    • Can be integrated into the smart home ecosystem;
    • There is Bluetooth for connecting third-party devices and transferring content from the phone;
    • One of the most affordable with this diagonal;
    • Very handy remote control.


    • Although the speakers are 20 W, the sound leaves much to be desired. A good soundbar will help solve the problem;
    • The shell is quite slow.

    Samsung’s best budget 75-inch TV stands out for its high picture and sound quality. This is facilitated by a number of proprietary technologies, including PurColor. With it, the picture becomes more realistic, and a wide palette of colors is displayed on the screen, which allows you to experience the effect of complete immersion in ongoing events. Thanks to 4K UHD resolution, the TV displays 4 times more pixels than FHD, which better affects the picture detail.


    Samsung UE70AU7100U 2021 LED can process low-resolution content upscaled to 4K. The processor analyzes each frame and optimizes it, making the movements as smooth as possible. Proprietary technology High Dynamic Range makes colors more vivid, allowing you to see the full range of colors and details, even in very dark and bright scenes.

    You will be pleasantly surprised by the sound quality – it is loud and spacious thanks to 20 W speakers with Dolby Digital Plus support. Additionally, you can connect a soundbar. They will play in sync, providing clear and three-dimensional sound. Along the perimeter, the TV is surrounded by thin frames, which made it possible to reduce the dimensions of the case with a huge diagonal. To connect external devices, there are 3 HDMI ports, 1 USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet RJ-45. The Tizen operating system provides access to the latest in world cinema and a world of limitless content.


    • Great picture and surround sound;
    • Value for money;
    • Frameless design;
    • Can be hung on the wall;
    • Image is very bright;
    • Fast and functional Smart TV shell;
    • Compact console;
    • Airplay.


    • No voice control.

    The best 70-75 inch TVs in terms of price and quality are produced by Philips, which has managed to offer advanced features for relatively little money. Along the edges of the TV are LEDs that respond to what is happening on the display and change color accordingly, enhancing the immersive effect.

    Once you watch a movie on such a 70-inch screen, you won’t be able to refuse it. Moreover, the rest of the parameters are on top – it has 4K resolution, a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz and support for a number of image enhancement technologies. These include HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision. With them, the shadows become deeper, and in the light areas there will be noticeably more details. At the same time, color rendering becomes more realistic.

    The Smart TV platform is built on the Android OS, which provides access to any content and the possibility of flexible settings. You can customize your home screen, play content from your phone, watch your favorite movies and series has never been easier. The TV supports HDMI ARC and automatically switches to game mode with minimal latency, making it ideal for latest generation game consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Enjoy the sound with 20W stereo speakers with surround technology and automatic volume equalization.

    If you need to go away and you do not have time to watch a TV show, you can record it on a USB flash drive and watch it later. The case has 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB, antenna input, optical audio, headphones, as well as Ethernet and DVB CAM. Wireless connectivity includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.


    • Top performance for the price;
    • Smart TV based on Android;
    • Ambilight;
    • Pleasant sound and picture quality;
    • Support for most modern video codecs;
    • The shell is fast and stable;
    • Dynamic backlight makes the picture more voluminous;
    • Nice looking;
    • Abundance of ports for connecting external devices;
    • Game mode with minimum latency.


    • Remote without microphone.

    In 7th place in the rating of 75-inch TVs is another interesting model from the Korean company Samsung, which stands out for its frameless design, powerful 20 W speakers with Dolby Digital Plus support and good functionality. The Smart TV platform is built on the Tizen operating system, which pleases with high speed and stability. With it, you will no longer have to miss the evenings, because you get access to any content, including the latest premieres available in online cinemas.

    Internet connection is possible both by wire and Wi-Fi, you decide which option is more convenient. There is also Bluetooth, which can be used to connect an external speaker, wireless mouse and keyboard for more convenient input. A highly detailed 4K image is displayed on the screen, and if the source has a lower resolution, then its quality will be improved by special algorithms. Dynamic Contrast makes moving scenes in movies and games smoother, preventing stuttering and stuttering.


    Samsung UE75AU8000U can be placed on a stand or hung on the wall using the VESA 400 x 400 bracket. Support for HDR10+ will help you see the details hidden in the shadows. Support for the Google Virtual Assistant opens up the possibility of voice control.


    • Variety of ports for connecting external devices;
    • Mega Contrast Technology;
    • Beautiful design and thin bezels around the case;
    • Large headroom and surround sound;
    • Speed ​​and wide functionality of OS Tizen;
    • Voice control;
    • Small and handy remote control;
    • Excellent picture;
    • No highlights;
    • Smoothens action scenes.


    • Difficult access to USB ports when hung from the wall.

    From LG you can choose a good 75-inch TV that will allow you to enjoy vivid pictures and rich colors. FILMMAKER MODE and HDR technologies are designed to enhance the immersion effect, the emotions from watching movies will be comparable to those you get in the cinema, only now you do not need to go anywhere.

    The webOS platform will help you access your favorite streaming platforms, online cinemas and video hosting sites, everyone will find content to their liking.

    The display features are impressive – a huge diagonal of 75 inches (189 cm) at 4K resolution allows you to see all the details of what is happening, you will see every leaf and hair. Active HDR improves scene rendering in low light conditions. The built-in 20W speakers provide crystal clear sound that is spacious and extremely loud.

    Watching a movie will be comfortable at a volume of 8-10 units. You can connect to the Internet both via Wi-Fi and by wire, and Bluetooth is available for peripheral devices. The kit comes with a convenient remote control with support for voice control, which greatly simplifies input and helps you quickly access the desired content. The processor provides good performance, removes video noise, making colors more vivid and contrasting.


    • Very handy Magic Remote;
    • Interface speed;
    • Maximum viewing angles;
    • Interesting design;
    • Stable and easy to connect feet;
    • Excellent surround sound;
    • Pleasant image, which becomes more realistic thanks to proprietary technologies;
    • Convenient synchronization with the phone.


    • Due to sanctions, LG Channels does not work;
    • I want to move the legs closer to the center.

    Sony XR-75X90J, which combines beauty, functionality and advanced technologies, takes the 5th place in the top 75-inch TVs in terms of quality and reliability. You will feel more empathy with the characters on screen as you immerse yourself in each story with great sound and visuals. An innovative processor is combined with a Full Array LED panel to deliver high contrast and realistic images.

    The TV set is placed on two slender legs and is practically devoid of frames, which made it possible to achieve a large diagonal with a smaller case. Declared support for a number of technologies aimed at improving the picture. Among them are HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision, while 4K resolution gives excellent detail.

    The main difference from competitors is the refresh rate of 120 Hz. This will be especially useful in games, which is manifested in the smoothest possible playback of dynamic scenes. The Google TV operating system will delight you with its functionality, and in addition, you can customize each parameter for yourself and install any application. The speakers have a power of 20W and support Dolby Atmos, DTS and Dolby Audio, making the sound crystal clear and spacious.

    On the case there was a place for 4 HDMI 2.1, 2 USB ports, compact miniAV, antenna input, 3.5 audio jack for headphones. There is also Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and an Ethernet port. There is a special game mode, which minimizes the delay time, and for more convenient control, you can connect a keyboard and mouse. Voice control is even more convenient, in which it is enough to say the name of the movie and the TV will automatically open it.


    • Flexible color correction settings;
    • Rich and realistic image;
    • Increased frame rate 120 Hz;
    • Upgrades the quality of the source to 4K;
    • Fast Smart TV and unlimited apps;
    • Convenient location of the main ports;
    • No highlights on dark scenes;
    • Impeccable build quality;
    • Pleasant sound.


    • Price.

    Among the best 75-inch 4K TVs is the Samsung QE75Q70AAU 2021 QLED, which boasts an increased refresh rate of up to 120Hz. This makes it an ideal choice for games, as the picture will be smoother, which is especially noticeable in dynamic scenes. Accordingly, the emotions from the gameplay will be brighter, especially on such a large screen. A modern processor adjusts the sound to the content being played and upscales the image to 4K resolution if it is initially lower.

    The manufacturer has used a new backlight technology that optimizes the color tone depending on the content being played. This gives more accurate contrast and brings the realism of the picture to a whole new level. Quantum dot technology allows you to fully reveal the entire palette of colors, making the image brighter and more saturated.

    HDR10+ technology improves blacks and detail, especially in shadows and in bright scenes. Thanks to the maximum viewing angles, watching a movie will be comfortable from any part of the room – no matter what angle you look at the screen, the image will be just as saturated. Brightness and contrast automatically adjust to the type of content and surrounding conditions. Dolby Digital Plus and 20W speakers are responsible for sound reproduction.

    Thanks to the company’s noise reduction technology, you will hear the dialogue of the actors more clearly and clearly. The Samsung QE75Q70AAU comes with an improved remote control with a comfortable key layout and support for voice input.


    • Nimble and functional shell;
    • Very handy remote control with voice input;
    • Slim body;
    • 120Hz refresh rate ideal for gaming;
    • Samsung ecosystem and Apple Airplay support;
    • Fits perfectly into the interior;
    • QLED-matrix gives rich colors and excellent contrast;
    • The remote is charged by the sun;
    • One HDMI port at 120 Hz;
    • Automatically adjusts the image to the content and conditions around.


    • The sound could be better, but everything is decided by buying a soundbar.

    75-inch TV comparison goes to the Sony XR-75X95J – one of the flagships of the Japanese company, which brings picture and sound quality to a whole new level. The sound will be very voluminous, which is facilitated not only by a number of interesting technologies (DTS, Dolby Digital and Surround), but also by the built-in subwoofer, which comes in addition to 5 speakers located on different sides to create a stereo effect. With this approach, you definitely won’t need a soundbar, the sound is incomparable from the factory. Watching a movie will be comfortable even at the minimum volume, because it is here with a large margin – as much as 50 watts.


    Sony XR-75X95J can be placed on the supplied legs, which look elegant and are quite stable, or hung on the wall. Dual tuners DVB-T2, DVB-C HD and DVB-S2 allow you to watch two channels at the same time (one of them will be on the left side of the screen and the other on the right). This is very convenient, because while you are waiting for the end of advertising on one channel, you can watch another. If necessary, you can record the broadcast of your favorite program on a USB flash drive if you do not have time to watch it now.

    The TV has an impressive brightness level – 600 cd / m2, the picture looks very juicy and saturated. The response time is also impressive – just 4ms, and the refresh rate is increased to 120Hz, which gamers will appreciate. The viewing angles are maximum – 178 degrees, which means that you can enjoy watching the film from any corner of the room.

    The case has an abundance of ports, including Ethernet – RJ-45, 4 HDMI, optical digital audio output, 3.5 mm jack, composite video input, CI / CI + slot and 2 USB. Wireless communications are also in order – there is dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, Airplay, Miracast support. The light sensor adjusts the brightness of the screen to the current conditions to make watching movies comfortable. The kit comes with a small but comfortable pulse with voice control. Applications and other files you need can be downloaded on 16 GB of internal memory.


    • Excellent gaming immersion;
    • Smoothness when playing dynamic scenes, 120 Hz do their job;
    • Very smart and functional Android TV shell;
    • One of the best in sound quality – 5 speakers complemented by a subwoofer;
    • Dual tuner;
    • The image is rich and realistic;
    • Maximum viewing angles;
    • Plenty of connectors available;
    • Support Airplay, Miracast;
    • Large internal memory for installing applications;
    • Good remote with voice control;
    • Light sensor.


    • Overpriced.

    LG’s best 77″ TV takes your viewing experience to the next level. To do this, the engineers had to develop a new OLED panel, which became brighter than its predecessors and received an additional layer to optimize the structure and increase its efficiency. This is complemented by a next generation processor that improves everything you look at. As a result, the picture becomes more detailed and saturated, the emotions from viewing will be much brighter.


    OLED is unique in that it uses self-illuminating pixels. This is the main difference compared to backlit limited LED TVs. Self-illuminating pixels produce deeper blacks and more accurate colors for a completely different viewing experience.

    The refresh rate increased to 120 Hz makes what is happening on the screen also as smooth as possible. The sound will also not disappoint you, because a subwoofer and 6 speakers with a total power of 60 watts are used to reproduce it. The volume margin is simply huge, and the sound itself is clear and voluminous thanks to the correct distribution of the speakers. The LG OLED77G1RLA packs everything you’ve dreamed of seeing into a TV, making it a great choice.


    • Wall bracket included;
    • Deep blacks and rich colors;
    • Great sound with subwoofer and 6 x 10W speakers;
    • Supports all modern video and audio formats;
    • There are many ports and they are conveniently located;
    • The case is thin and beautiful;
    • Comfortable remote control with voice control;
    • Very fast interface;
    • Good functionality;
    • Stunning 120Hz OLED display;
    • 360 camera support;
    • Game modes with minimal latency.


    • Cost.

    Samsung’s best 75-inch TV has a number of technologies that make it stand out from the competition. First of all, I would like to note the 8K resolution, which greatly improves the elaboration of details – you can see all the nuances that the screenwriter wanted to convey. Another important plus is the QLED matrix – the best solution to date in terms of color reproduction and black depth. If you want to get an impeccable picture quality comparable to going to the cinema, then the Samsung QE75QN900AU is your choice.

    The TV uses a backlight with precise local brightness control, the technology is called Quantum Mini LED. This allows you to see the smallest details in dark and light scenes that were previously invisible to the viewer. Viewing angles are impressive – 178 degrees, which means that watching a movie will be convenient for all family members, no matter what angle they look at the screen.

    The sound is the best in our rating and for good reason, because 6 speakers with a power of 80 watts are responsible for its reproduction. This gives a huge headroom in volume, which is enough even for a large room, and the subwoofer adds bass. An interesting feature is the Ambient mode, in which the TV blends into the background. At this time, any photo, clock or weather can be placed on the screen. There is a Time Shift and an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness to the conditions around. The Samsung Bixby virtual assistant will help you quickly access the necessary functions, and in addition, the TV can become part of the Yandex smart home system.


    • Able to record screen video to USB;
    • Ambient mode, in which the TV blends into the background and becomes part of the interior;
    • Amazing picture quality with QLED and 8K resolution;
    • Best Sound – 6 x 80W speakers with subwoofer;
    • Beautiful and rather thin case;
    • Large selection of interfaces for all occasions;
    • Accurate color reproduction and deep blacks;
    • Light sensor and Time Shift;
    • Can be integrated into the Yandex smart home system;
    • Samsung Bixby voice assistant;
    • Frameless screen design;
    • OneConnect external box for easy cabling;
    • View from any angle without distortion.

Best usb adapter for wifi: The Best USB Wi-Fi Adapters for 2023

The Best USB Wi-Fi Adapters for 2023

Good Wi-Fi is a modern necessity, especially for homes where multiple people are trying to work, learn, or be entertained. As you carve out odd spaces for home offices, you may end up in weird corners of kitchens, attics, or basements where your Wi-Fi doesn’t reach. I live in a pretty small apartment, but two thick, 1928-era walls separate my home office from my Wi-Fi router. The router itself is perfectly adequate for the space; my computer’s Wi-Fi antenna is what falls short.

The best way to improve your Wi-Fi signal is to switch from a single router to a mesh network system, but mesh systems can be expensive. Wi-Fi extenders are another option, even though they can create interference and add latency; I wasn’t thrilled when I tried one. If you just need to eke a little bit more Wi-Fi out to one laptop or desktop, a USB adapter is a much cheaper alternative.

These adapters work on a simple principle: If you improve your antenna, your signal will improve too. In 2021, we purchased three adapters from TP-Link, one from Netgear, and two random low-cost Amazon brands. We tested those models in four locations: right next to my router; in my home office, only a few feet away but through two walls; by my building elevator, which is another 20 feet away and through another wall; and on the next floor up. Recently, we purchased the first available Wi-Fi 6 adapter and tested it against some of the best-performing models from the earlier bunch.

All of these adapters are compatible with Windows PCs and several also work with Linux. None of them have official drivers for macOS versions later than 10.15 (and some don’t even have that), because the chipset vendors don’t bother to support macOS. An enterprising independent programmer has developed macOS 11 and macOS 12 drivers(Opens in a new window) for many of the adapters we’ve reviewed, but you should yse these at your own risk. Adapters also likely won’t work with other home electronics, as they require the right drivers.

The 802.11ac Wi-Fi spec is disturbingly complicated, with more than a dozen different performance levels referred to by AC and a number. The adapters we found perform at the AC1200, AC1300, and AC1900 levels. Here’s how all of those AC numbers in that range translate into potential speeds on the two main Wi-Fi frequency bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. If this chart makes your head hurt, just remember that higher numbers are better.

Wi-Fi 6 USB Adapters

Wi-Fi 6 promises to bring better speeds, better range, and less interference to business and home networks, but so far, that experience hasn’t materialized in real-world environments.

Since the first one launched last summer, a few other Wi-Fi 6 USB sticks are now available, including the Asus USB-AX56, the D-Link DWA-X1850, and several shifty-looking Amazon brands. We reviewed the first model to hit the market, D-Link’s DWA-X1850. All of the current adapters use the AX1800 version of the Wi-Fi 6 spec, so they aren’t inherently faster than the best 802. 11ac adapters we tested. In our full review of the X1850, we found that while it showed better signal strength than the Wi-Fi 5 adapters on a 2.4GHz network in a weak signal situation, that characteristic didn’t at all translate into actual speed or reliability improvements in other situations.

All the other adapters we tested support Wi-Fi 5, or 802.11ac. Your laptop probably supports 802.11ac—most laptops released since 2013 do—but if yours doesn’t, that’s another reason to get an adapter. 802.11ac is a massive improvement over the previous 802.11n and can give you a boost even without the benefits of the bigger antenna on an adapter.

No, there are no Wi-Fi 6E USB adapters yet.

The D-Link DWA-X1850 was the first Wi-Fi 6 adapter on the market
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Testing Wi-Fi Adapters

Of the adapters we’ve tested, our pick is the TP-Link Archer T9UH. For the price, this AC1900 adapter strikes the best balance between cost and signal-boosting. The Netgear Nighthawk adapter is even more powerful, but costs more. The other adapters are cheaper but didn’t improve the connection as significantly in testing.

The Archer T9UH works both as a docked adapter and as a plug-in dongle
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I tested Wi-Fi 5 performance with a 500Mbps symmetrical Verizon Fios fiber connection using a Verizon Fios G1100, an AC1750 router. When I tested the Wi-Fi 5 adapters against each other earlier in 2021, my whole family was working and learning from home. Top speeds were unreliable because congestion kept changing. So, I focused on the signal strength and the speed loss when moving the laptop quickly from one location to another.

When I tested the D-Link Wi-Fi 6 adapter more recently, I could do so in a more controlled environment. As such, I was able to compare speeds between that adapter, the TP-Link Archer T9UH, and the TP-Link Archer T4U Plus. Those results are in the full D-Link DWA-X1850 review.

In terms of pure signal improvement, the more expensive adapters with better specs performed better. The below chart shows how each Wi-Fi 5 adapter affected pure 5GHz signal strength on my laptop, averaged over the four locations I tested it.

Of course, what you should most care about is the data download speed you’ll get in places where you were previously having Wi-Fi trouble. In my tests, those two locations were in my office (bad speeds) and by the elevator (really bad speeds). The chart below shows how each adapter affected speeds in those two locations, relative to the speeds I got right by the router. The Y-axis is flipped, so a higher point indicates better performance and less speed lost.

Here are the detailed breakdowns of each antenna’s pros and cons:

TP-Link Archer T9UH

$49.99 at Amazon

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The Archer T9UH, an AC1900 dongle, had the best overall speed performance of any of the adapters I tested, making my home office wall seem nearly transparent to signal. The T9UH is 0.5 inch thick and 3.5 inches long when closed; it flips open to a height of about 6 inches. You can plug it directly into your laptop or use an included USB 3.0 cradle. The dongle has a small blue LED to show it’s working.

And work it does. Over my 5GHz 802.11ac network, I saw an average signal improvement of 11dB at my four locations, as well as the lowest overall speed loss. At one point, I was getting a higher speed in my office than right next to the router, which was probably because of how other people in the house were using the internet. Still, this performance shows that the T9UH can really reach through the wall. The dongle didn’t do well with my router’s 2.4GHz network and refused to connect to that network from farther than a few feet away, but you shouldn’t be using a 2.4GHz network with an adapter like this. It’s really for boosting 5GHz signal and does that very impressively. the T9UH is our Editors’ Choice winner out of the adapters we tested.

D-Link DWA-X1850 Wi-Fi 6 USB Adapter

$59. 99 at D-Link

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The first Wi-Fi 6 USB adapter extends 2.4GHz range, but doesn’t deliver breakthrough peak speeds. When we tested the D-Link AX1850 with a Wi-Fi 6 router and measured its signal strength, it offers some theoretical advantages over the Wi-Fi 5 sticks. But perhaps because this is an AX1800 device—slightly slower than the competing AC1900 units—those advantages didn’t translate into faster speed at a distance.

D-Link DWA-X1850 Wi-Fi 6 USB Adapter Review

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter

$59.95 at Amazon

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Netgear’s big, solid AC1900 adapter performs well, but it costs too much for the performance you get. This is a chunky monkey. Folded shut, it’s 0.75 inch thick, 4 inches long, and unfurls to 7.5 inches. It’s too thick to plug directly into some thin-and-light laptops. Fortunately, it has a sturdy USB dock that’s magnetic, so you can just stick it on a nearby surface (not on many laptops, however).

Like the Archer T9UH, the Nighthawk performed very well on my 5GHz 802.11ac network. However, it didn’t function well in its 2.4GHz 802.11n mode; the adapter simply wouldn’t find my router’s 2.4GHz network variant when it was on the other side of a wall from the router. It had the biggest average 5GHz boost of all—13dB—but the T9UH performed a bit better on speed loss.

Ultimately, I don’t see a reason to get this instead of the T9UH. It’s nearly twice as expensive and, although it offers good performance, the T9UH is still very competitive.

TP-Link Archer T3U Plus

$19.99 at Amazon

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TP-Link’s most basic adapter is a small USB dongle with a 7-inch rotatable antenna sticking out of it. Plug it in and macOS or Windows will automatically detect it. It is the purest, simplest example of “stick a big antenna on something and see what happens.”

This is an AC1300 adapter and allows for two data streams on either 2.4GHz or 5GHz. It offered a small but noticeable signal boost in my home office, but not much of a noticeable change in terms of signal loss out by the elevator. It didn’t do any harm but didn’t improve much either.

TP-Link Archer T4U Plus

$23.99 at Amazon

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The Archer T4U Plus sits at the sweet spot of price and performance. This adapter doesn’t plug directly into your PC; it’s a trapezoidal dongle with two six-inch antennas. Plug it in with the included USB cable and you’re good to go. The T4U Plus uses the AC1300 standard.

The T4U Plus reliably connected to both my 5GHz and 2.4GHz networks, giving me a decent average signal improvement of 6.5dB on the 5GHz network. That translated into considerably better Wi-Fi performance in my office and out by the elevator than the laptop alone achieved. The improvement was noticeable—at the elevator, speed loss declined from 95% with just the laptop to 69% with the T4U. In terms of squeezing out more Wi-Fi speed for relatively little money, the T4U Plus does the trick.

BrosTrend 1200Mbps Long Range USB WiFi Adapter

$27.19 at Amazon

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This off-brand adapter is shoddily made and generic. It’s an AC1200 adapter with two rotatable antennas. You can plug it directly into your PC or use the included dock. However, the USB dongle doesn’t plug all the way into its dock, leaving some of the connector exposed. The cable is supposed to route out of a notch in the bottom of the dock, but it tends to pop out of the notch and make the dock wobble.

Performance-wise, the BrosTrend adapter did worse than I expected from something with two large antennas. On average, it got a 5.75dB better signal at 5GHz than the laptop alone, which was better than the Archer T3U but worse than the other TP-Link and Netgear adapters. It also lost more connection speed than any of the TP-Link or Netgear adapters, though it still performed better than the laptop alone. If you buy this adapter, you might think it’s good, but that’s just because you haven’t tried anything better.

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The Best USB Wi-Fi Adapters

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We’ve tested two new Wi-Fi 6 adapters, including the Asus USB-AX56 and D-Link DWA-X1850. Both performed adequately, but our current picks stand, even for homes with Wi-Fi 6 routers.

Plugging in a USB adapter is one of the easiest ways to add 802.11ac Wi-Fi access to a desktop PC, especially if you don’t want to (or are unable to) install an internal card yourself. After 50 hours of testing 20 models against a high-end laptop’s internal Wi-Fi, we are confident the TP-Link Archer T4U is the best USB Wi-Fi adapter for most people.

Our pick

TP-Link Archer T4U V3

The Archer T4U has better performance than the internal Wi-Fi adapter built into our test laptop and is relatively inexpensive. It also has extensive driver support, so it works with Linux computers, Macs, and Windows PCs.

The TP-Link Archer T4U is inexpensive, had excellent throughput performance all over our test home, didn’t drop connections while we were testing, has a two-year warranty, and works with Linux computers, Macs, and Windows PCs.


Budget pick

TP-Link Archer T2U Plus

The diminutive Archer T2U Plus has about half the Archer T4U’s performance at short range, but it’s a bit faster when farther away. It’s the best one to get if you want to spend $25 or less.

The TP-Link Archer T2U Plus is a little bulkier than the Archer T4U, due to its 6-inch external antenna, and it didn’t perform as well. But it’s still very good and was the only sub-$25 adapter to complete all of our tests. It has an identical two-year warranty and is just as compatible with Macs and Windows or some Linux PCs.

Upgrade pick

Netgear Nighthawk A7000

The Netgear Nighthawk A7000 costs significantly more than our other picks, but it’s the one you want for speedy file transfers and large downloads.

The Netgear Nighthawk A7000 is a bulky USB adapter that costs almost three times as much as the budget Archer T2U Plus. However, the trade-off is worth it if your broadband connection is faster than 200 Mbps. It posted our top throughput scores all over our test home, significantly outperforming other Wi-Fi adapters.

Everything we recommend

Our pick

TP-Link Archer T4U V3

The Archer T4U has better performance than the internal Wi-Fi adapter built into our test laptop and is relatively inexpensive. It also has extensive driver support, so it works with Linux computers, Macs, and Windows PCs.

Budget pick

TP-Link Archer T2U Plus

The diminutive Archer T2U Plus has about half the Archer T4U’s performance at short range, but it’s a bit faster when farther away. It’s the best one to get if you want to spend $25 or less.

Upgrade pick

Netgear Nighthawk A7000

The Netgear Nighthawk A7000 costs significantly more than our other picks, but it’s the one you want for speedy file transfers and large downloads.

The research

  • Why you should trust us
  • Who this is for
  • How we picked
  • How we tested
  • Our pick: TP-Link Archer T4U V3
  • Flaws but not dealbreakers
  • Budget pick: TP-Link Archer T2U Plus
  • Upgrade pick: Netgear Nighthawk A7000
  • What to look forward to
  • The competition
  • Sources

Why you should trust us

Before joining Wirecutter, Joel Santo Domingo tested and wrote about PCs, networking products, and personal tech at PCMag. com and PC Magazine for more than 17 years. Prior to writing for a living, Joel was an IT tech and system administrator for small, medium, and large companies.

Testing wireless home networking has been a part of Joel’s life for the past 20-odd years through all versions of Wi-Fi, back to the wireless phone extension he tacked on the back of his Apple PowerBook. He did this so he could dial in to the Internet from his desk, his couch, and his bed (a rarity for the late 1990s).

Who this is for

If your PC came with built-in Wi-Fi, most folks will be happy without buying an external dongle; usually the computer will feel slow and become obsolete before the Wi-Fi radio does. But for desktop PCs without built-in Wi-Fi, a USB Wi-Fi adapter takes seconds to install and set up, no screwdrivers needed. It’s a lot easier than the alternatives—installing an internal Wi-Fi network card or running Ethernet cable through your home.

For desktop PCs without built-in Wi-Fi, a USB Wi-Fi adapter takes seconds to install and set up, no screwdrivers needed.

Though they’re mainly useful for desktops, USB Wi-Fi adapters are also a way to upgrade an older laptop to Wi-Fi or replace an internal card that’s no longer working without opening up your laptop. There are also limited cases when your laptop’s internal antennas are just awful. In those cases, an external Wi-Fi adapter can make a weak connection usable.

How we picked

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We looked for Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ac and 802.11ax, respectively) USB Wi-Fi adapters from the major manufacturers, as well as others that appeared often in online searches and on shopping sites. We immediately disqualified 802.11n-only adapters, since that standard is over 10 years old.

We chose each adapter using the following criteria:

  • Good throughput: Think of the tasks you do the most where you’re waiting and watching a spinning pinwheel. You need throughput to download updates and stream videos at the quality you’re paying for. We started by looking at each adapter’s AC rating: while those numbers are generally pretty misleading, they do tell you each adapter’s maximum theoretical throughput. For example, an AC1200 adapter is rated to provide 300 Mbps (megabits per second) on the 2.4 GHz band and 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz bands, but no adapter can achieve that. We tested each adapter to see how it could do in a real home.
  • Good range: A good Wi-Fi adapter should be able to maintain a strong connection and reasonably quick transfer speeds even when it’s several rooms away from your router.
  • Good price: This factor is very important—you shouldn’t have to pay more than $40 to $80 for a USB adapter. Paying more doesn’t necessarily mean better performance; the pricier adapters didn’t win all of our tests. If you’re paying more, you might as well consider upgrading your standalone router, running an Ethernet cable to the PC, or installing a new mesh network in your home.
  • Good compact case and sturdy build quality: Both will help you enjoy using your USB adapter. Smaller adapters won’t snag on cords or pop loose if inadvertently catch them on your arm, but they tend to have smaller antennas and weaker radios.
  • Beamforming and MU-MIMO: As the number of Wi-Fi devices grow, router and adapter manufacturers have to come up with ways to compensate for all those signals crossing through your living space. Beamforming aims the Wi-Fi signal to and from the router to your adapter, like how a spotlight is a more focused beam of light than the diffused illumination that comes off a naked light bulb. MU-MIMO (multiple user, multiple input/multiple output) lets the router and compatible devices communicate with each other simultaneously so devices don’t need to wait their turn to communicate with the router. Though they didn’t make a difference in our tests, these technologies will help you in the future as more devices adopt them, and they should ease network congestion in the long run.
  • A good warranty: All the adapters we tested had at least a one-year warranty, but two-year warranties are also common.
  • Multiple-OS support: All of the adapters we tested work with the latest version of Windows 10, but we noted when adapters claimed support for Linux, macOS, and earlier versions of Windows.
  • Ease of setup: Most if not all of these USB adapters should automatically use Windows 10 to install the correct driver and work. We noted if any extra steps were needed to get the adapter installed.

We looked at reviews from trusted sources like PCMag, SmallNetBuilder, and Tom’s Hardware, but reviews for individual USB Wi-Fi adapters aren’t very common. We acquired over 20 adapters, including older and new models from Asus, D-Link, Edimax, Linksys, Netgear, Trendnet, and TP-Link.

How we tested

We plugged each USB adapter into the USB 3. 2 Gen 1 (aka USB 3.0) port of a Lenovo ThinkPad running Windows 10. We mostly relied on Windows Update to load an appropriate driver, since we found that the drivers it automatically installed were as new or newer than what was available from most manufacturers’ websites. If the driver wasn’t automatically loaded, we noted this and downloaded the driver from another source or online, as we had to do with the D-Link DWA-171 adapter. We ran all of our tests on its PCIe solid-state drive and USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, which were fast enough to avoid bottlenecking the adapters we tested.

We connected a desktop PC via Ethernet to a TP-Link Archer AX50 Wi-Fi router as our file server, linked each Wi-Fi USB adapter to the router, and used our Netburn test to check each adapter’s ability to transfer data as fast as possible.

The Archer AX50 was placed in the family room on the first floor of the 2,300 square-foot home, where the internet enters the house. We placed the Lenovo ThinkPad laptop at two testing points within the home. The close-range test location was within line of sight of the router, 7 feet away. The long-range testing location is in a basement corner bathroom on the other side of the home, about 75 feet away, with the underground foundation of the house on two sides of the room. The signal to the bathroom has to pass through the floor and several walls. We measured the throughput at both locations and used that data to determine our picks.

Our pick: TP-Link Archer T4U V3

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The Archer T4U is a fairly bulky stick, measuring 3.64 by 1.24 by 0.55 inches (LWH), with an external antenna that swings up and out to 180 degrees relative to our test laptop’s keyboard. You can use the adapter with the antenna closed, but we tested it vertically at 90 degrees, like the other adapters with external antennas. It comes with a USB extension cradle, so you can place the adapter in a more convenient location.

Budget pick: TP-Link Archer T2U Plus

Upgrade pick: Netgear Nighthawk A7000

Photo: Rozette Rago

Upgrade pick

Netgear Nighthawk A7000

The Netgear Nighthawk A7000 costs significantly more than our other picks, but it’s the one you want for speedy file transfers and large downloads.

If your daily routine includes multiple large file transfers, or if you’re paying for a broadband data plan with a 100 Mbps or higher limit, the Netgear Nighthawk A7000 is worth the upgrade. It has an AC1900 rating (600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 1,300 Mbps on 5 GHz), a bump up from the Archer T4U’s AC1300 rating. It costs roughly double the price of the Archer T4U, but it was the throughput winner across the board, beating all 5 USB Wi-Fi adapters as well as two new adapters rated for Wi-Fi 6.

Make/model Speed at 8 feet, in Mbps Speed at long distance, in Mbps
TP-Link Archer T4U 194 63
TP-Link Archer T2U Plus 116 70
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (A7000) 467 141
Asus USB-AX56 184 84
D-Link DWA-X1850 194 9

On our Wi-Fi 6 tests, the A7000 was twice as fast or faster than the other adapters we tested, including the new Asus and D-Link Wi-Fi 6 adapters. At close range, the A7000 was able to transfer data at over double the rates of the Archer T4U, DWA-X1850, and Asus USB-AX56. At long range in the basement bathroom, the A7000 was the only adapter able to break the 100 Mbps barrier, while the T4U, USB-AX56, were significantly behind (with the DWA-X1850 achieving an abysmal 9 Mbps). If you need to move a lot of files locally to a NAS or between computers, if you’re a gamer waiting for updates, or if you’re downloading movies from the internet, the A7000 more than justifies its higher price tag.

The Nighthawk A7000’s large size may make it an awkward fit for some computers; Netgear includes an extension cable and a stand so you can find a more convenient place for it on your desk. Photo: Rozette Rago

The A7000 is significantly larger than the Archer T4U, measuring 4.7 by 1.8 by 0.87 inches (LWH), but it needs that chunky chassis for multiple radios, a swing-out antenna, and room for cooling vents. It supports beamforming and MU-MIMO, and it comes with an external USB cradle so you can reposition it on your desk. It only has a one-year warranty, and while that’s sufficient for most people, the TP-Link adapters do offer a two-year warranty for a lower price. The A7000 is Mac- and Windows–compatible. We did have to download the Windows driver from Asus’ website before testing, a small inconvenience.

What to look forward to

Routers supporting the 802.11ax protocol (also known as Wi-Fi 6) are becoming commonplace, along with internal 802.11ax adapters for laptops. We’ve tested the first two Wi-Fi 6 adapters (see below), but so far they’re not as fast as our Wi-Fi 5 upgrade pick.

Adding to the potentially confusing situation, Wi-Fi 6e routers and mesh kits are starting to appear on networking websites. However, like all new networking technologies, it will take some time before Wi-Fi 6 and 6e hardware becomes common enough and cheap enough to make the upgrade worth it. You’ll need to have multiple Wi-Fi 6 or 6e devices (routers, laptops, phones, media streaming devices, and TVs) on your network to justify the expense of upgrading.We’ll be testing the new technology as it’s ready.

The competition

The D-Link DWA-X1850 was the first Wi-Fi 6 USB adapter to reach the market, and while it features newer technology, it performed poorly on our long-distance test with a Wi-Fi 6 router. It has an internal antenna, which may have contributed to its low performance. It is more expensive than our pick, only works with Windows 10, and has a short, one-year warranty. We’d recommend getting our pick or upgrade pick over the DWA-X1560.

The Asus USB-AX56 was the second Wi-Fi 6 USB adapter released, and it is similar to the Asus USB-AC68 below. Its pop-out antennas helped it maintain a strong signal in the basement bedroom location, but the AX56 still lagged behind the Netgear A7000 at both testing locations. We also had to download the AX56’s Windows driver from the internet, a minor inconvenience. The AX56 includes a driver CD, but few laptops come with a drive that can read it. The USB-AX56 is about the same price as the A7000.

Like the Nighthawk A7000, the Asus USB-AC68 is a large expensive stick with a pair of pop-out antennas. While its performance at the long distance testing point was adequate, the A7000 trounced the AC68’s throughput results, though the Asus adapter is about the same price.

The D-Link DWA-192 tested well for PCMag and Tom’s Hardware, but those tests happened in the early days of 802.11ac and many newer adapters have come out since then. It performed well on our tests, but it is expensive, and its external ball-shaped housing isn’t as portable as our picks.

The Netgear A6210 completed all of the tests within time limits, but it was the slowest adapter we tested that did so. The A6210’s price is double that of the T2U Plus, sealing its fate in last place.

The D-Link DWA-171 completed three of the long-range transfer tests, but it took longer than 45 minutes to copy the music files folder in the bathroom. One oddity was that the DWA-171 didn’t automatically load Windows 10 drivers when plugged in. It has a built-in thumb drive with an installer for the drivers, which is a lot more inconvenient as we couldn’t use the adapter until we installed the driver manually. We checked Windows Update after getting online, and it loaded an up-to-date driver.

The rest of the adapters we tested failed our long-range tests, whether they were mini/nano–sized (the type of USB adapter that sticks out less than an inch or so and can be left plugged into the laptop when you store it in a bag) or larger sticks with room for better antennas and radios. The mini/nano–sized adapters that took too long to complete the tests included the Asus USB-AC53 Nano, Edimax EW-7822UTC, Edimax EW-7822ULC, Linksys WUSB6100M, TP-Link Archer T2U, TP-Link Archer T2U Nano, TP-Link Archer T3U, and the Trendnet TEW-808UBM. The larger sticks that took too long were the Asus USB-AC56, Edimax EW-7833UAC, Linksys WUSB6400M, and the TP-Link Archer T9UH. The Trendnet TEW-809UB was the largest and most notable adapter to not pass the tests: it is a large external block with four external antennas, and at the time it costs more than the Nighthawk A7000.


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Meet your guide

Joel Santo Domingo

Joel Santo Domingo is a senior staff writer covering networking and storage at Wirecutter. Previously he tested and reviewed more than a thousand PCs and tech devices for PCMag and other sites over 17 years. Joel became attracted to service journalism after answering many “What’s good?” questions while working as an IT manager and technician.

Further reading

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    If you find that you often need to get online when there’s no Wi-Fi around, you may need the speed and extra data allowance of a cellular Wi-Fi hotspot.

  • The Best USB Hubs

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    USB hubs offer the best way to add more functionality to a PC or notebook without many ports, and we have recommendations for almost every situation.

  • A Simple Solution to Bad Wi-Fi: Use Wires

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    Using wires in your network can improve performance for your entire wireless network, not just the things that you connect wires to.

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Wi-Fi adapter can be indispensable in case when the computer is not initially equipped with a built-in wireless module.

The device can be useful for connecting TVs, game consoles and other devices that support this technology to a network.

We understand what a Wi-Fi adapter is, what points to pay attention to when choosing equipment, and consider the best models on the market.

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What is a Wi-Fi adapter?

For your information! The Wi-Fi adapter is a peripheral device that provides a wireless network connection for connected equipment.

As a rule, such devices are used to access the Internet by connecting to an existing access point – an external router or modem.

Wi-Fi adapter selection criteria


  • External USB port.
    These Wi-Fi adapters look like a flash drive and connect to compatible devices through the appropriate port.
    There are both miniature models with not the largest range, and powerful overall ones with remote antennas or units connected to a computer or TV with a USB cable.
  • Internal PCI-Express.
    Outwardly similar to a regular network card.
    The module is inserted into the appropriate slot on the computer’s motherboard.
    Installing a PCI-Express adapter is not the fastest, but the latter does not take up a USB slot and is usually more powerful.

Important! Other characteristics to consider when choosing a Wi-Fi adapter:

  • Transfer rate.
    The higher it is, the better.
    This setting affects the Internet connection speed of a computer or other device that uses an adapter.
  • Communication standards.
    Modern adapters support 802.11 b, a, g, n, or ac Wi-Fi standards.
    The last option is one of the most relevant and fastest.
  • Antenna.
    Internal antennas do not have good gain.
    External antennas have the best performance, and remote antennas have even more solid characteristics.
  • OS support.
    Almost all modern adapters are compatible with the Windows operating system (from XP to Windows 10).
    Many models support Mac OS and a small part (out of the box) – Linux systems.

Rating of the TOP 11 best Wi-Fi adapters for PC in 2023

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Best USB models
#1 Mercusys MU6H
#2 Alfa Network AWUS1900
#3 Tenda U9
#4 Mercusys MW300UH
#5 TP-LINK Archer T2U Plus
#6 Tenda U2
Top PCI-E 9 models0093
#2 ASUS PCE-AC88 90 101
# 4 TP-LINK Archer T4E

Best models with USB connection support for the appropriate technology.

Rating of the best USB Wi-Fi adapters for computers and laptops in 2023 according to customer reviews and ratings.

Mercusys MU6H

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The Mercusys MU6H is especially useful for desktop PC users, as motherboard-integrated Wi-Fi modules are extremely rare.

Of course, nothing prevents the presented adapter from being used in other devices equipped with a USB port.

Technically, this model is also very versatile – it supports dual band operation, has a high speed wireless connection, and is supported by common operating systems.

User manual included with adapter.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 433 Mbps;
  • Antenna parameters – external, 1 pc. , 5 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 17 × 173 × 58 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – integration into the Smart Home ecosystem.


  • plug and play;
  • stable reception;
  • operating speed;
  • two ranges;
  • democratic price.


  • not the most compact model;
  • large antenna;
  • heating during operation.

Alfa Network AWUS1900

Wi-Fi adapter is a powerful high-tech wireless USB device based on Realtek RTL8814AU chipset, fully compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.

Connection to the USB port is made with a USB cable of the third version provided by the equipment package.

Antennas are removable, components can be upgraded and removed as required.

Alfa Network AWUS1900 adapter stands out for its excellent performance and high data transfer rate.

Significant range of the device allows you to forget about obstacles and dead zones in the living space.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 1300 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – external, 4 pcs., 5 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 70 × 26 × 12 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – detachable antenna.


  • long range;
  • works under Linux;
  • possibility of replacing antennas;
  • high speed.


  • fragile plastic attachment;
  • large;
  • short USB cable.

Tenda U9

or mobile computer.

Users can connect to wireless networks without much effort.

The adapter operates in two frequency bands 2.4 and 5 GHz with a maximum wireless connection speed of 633 Mbps.

MU-MIMO technology is supported. The device is compatible with all Windows operating systems.

Instruction manual included.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 633 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – integrated;
  • overall dimensions – 19 × 37 × 8 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – integration into the Smart Home ecosystem, 20 dBm transmitter.


  • compact dimensions;
  • impressive signal coverage;
  • easy to install;
  • low price.


  • is not supported by all Unix systems;
  • non-critical speed drops;
  • there are no utilities for fine tuning.

Mercusys MW300UH

Mercusys MW300UH Wi-Fi equipment is compatible with a large fleet of fixed and portable devices that do not have the ability to independently connect to wireless networks.

The adapter comes with a pair of powerful external antennas in a plastic housing.

It connects to a computer via a USB interface using the included cable.

The connection and setup process is as easy and fast as possible.

With the only operating frequency range of 2.4 GHz, the model demonstrates a good connection speed – up to 300 Mbps.

This is also supported by a powerful transmitter with a signal gain of at least 20 dBm.

Equipment specifications:

  • frequency range – 2.4 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n;
  • channel speed (max) – 300 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – external, 2 pcs., 5 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 113 × 201 × 101 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – transmitter 20 dBm.


  • easy to install;
  • good signal strength;
  • high speed;
  • nice price;
  • modern look.


  • no 5 GHz channel;
  • large antennas;
  • short USB cable included.

TP-LINK Archer T2U Plus

, the design of which allows you to use the device as efficiently as possible.

Antenna swivel (180 degrees) for added convenience.

The TP-LINK Archer T2U Plus adapter is compatible with both stationary and portable devices that have a USB interface.

Dual-band Wi-Fi guarantees high speed connections without interruptions or interruptions.

The built-in informative LED indicator allows you to control the operation of the device. The model is supported by OS Mac and Windows.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • compliance with standards – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 433 Mbps;
  • Antenna parameters – external, 1 pc., 5 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 18 × 173 × 58 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • Features – Rotatable antenna (180 degrees).


  • good signal strength;
  • high speed Wi-Fi;
  • excellent sensitivity;
  • no connection interruptions;
  • affordable price.


  • gets hot during operation;
  • lack of drivers for a number of Linux systems;
  • Antenna orientation changes in one plane.

Tenda U2

Tenda U2 wireless adapter, equipped with an advanced non-removable external antenna, will provide high rates of data transmission and reception – up to 150 Mbps.

This peripheral device allows you to connect your office or home stationary machine to a wireless network.

The adapter supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/a/g/n standards, the device is equipped with a powerful transmitter with a frequency of 2.4 GHz.

WEP/WPA/WPA2 protocols provide security for your wireless network.

The hardware is compatible with Windows operating system from Windows XP.

Equipment specifications:

  • frequency range – 2.4 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n;
  • channel speed (max) – 150 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – external, 1 pc., 6 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 48 × 8 × 20 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – transmitter 20 dBm.


  • reliable, stable connection;
  • easy to set up;
  • adjustable antenna angle;
  • three year warranty.


  • low maximum speed;
  • heating under load;
  • scant information on setting up the equipment.


such compact devices with data transfer rates up to 1900 Mbps.

This is also supported by the third version USB connection interface and two powerful external non-removable antennas with adjustment in space for more efficient and stable connection.

The current WEP/WPA/WPA2 protocols are responsible for protecting the wireless network from external threats.

Multi-stream data transmission implemented using MIMO technology. The ASUS USB-AC68 adapter works with computers running Mac OS X and Windows of all versions.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 1900 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – external, 2 pcs., 5 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 115 × 18 × 30 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – integration into the Smart Home ecosystem.


  • quick setting;
  • current drivers;
  • reception stability;
  • high network speed.


  • overpriced compared to similar models;
  • short connection cable;
  • adapter gets hot during use.

Best models with PCI-E connection

Designed for to be integrated into a PC with a corresponding PCI-E slot on the motherboard.

Please note! Usually such modules have more powerful and efficient components on board.


The ASUS PCE-AC56 adapter from a well-known manufacturer of computer components will solve the problem of the lack of a built-in Wi-Fi module on board a personal PC.

The component is connected via the PCI-E interface.

Installation is made directly on the computer motherboard through the expansion slot. Two powerful antennas for signal reception are brought out.

With a transmitter power of 24 dBm, high-quality signal reception from transmitting equipment is guaranteed.

The device supports the 2.4/5 GHz frequency range, while the maximum wireless connection speed reaches 1267 Mbps.

The adapter is compatible with Windows XP…10 operating systems.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 1267 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – external, 2 pcs., 6 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 121 × 22 × 99 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – detachable antenna.


  • excellent value for money;
  • Powerful external antennas included;
  • strong stable signal;
  • radiator installed (no heating).


  • oversized;
  • few advanced settings.


to the wireless network.

Technically, the ASUS PCE-AC56 device is a module installed on a PC motherboard with a popular PCI-E connection interface.

Complements the design with a remote unit with external detachable antennas.

This version allows you to install the adapter antennas in the most optimal way.

The device supports multi-stream data transmission using MU-MIMO technology and has security tools in the form of WEP/WPA/WPA2 protocols.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 2167 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – external, 4 pcs., 6 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 103 × 21 × 69 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – integration into the Smart Home ecosystem, 24 dBm transmitter, detachable antenna.


  • connection speed and stability;
  • high equipment reliability;
  • lack of speed jumps, high ping;
  • interesting design;
  • the possibility of removing the antenna on the magnetic platform.


  • decent price tag;
  • short antenna cord;
  • bright LED indicator.


The dual-band module allows you to take full advantage of Wi-Fi technology on computer equipment that does not have similar built-in solutions.

Thanks to Broadcom’s built-in Turbo QAM chipset, the ASUS PCE-AC68 adapter can operate at 2.4 and 5 GHz.

An innovative solution that allows you to develop a maximum data transfer rate of up to prohibitive 1.9 Gb / s.

Using AI Radar intelligent technology, the equipment determines the location of devices on the network and distributes the signal as rationally as possible.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 1900 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – external, 3 pcs., 6 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 103 × 21 × 69 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – detachable antenna.


  • high call quality;
  • excellent material quality;
  • auto driver installation;
  • high flow;
  • Powerful heatsink on board.


  • short antenna cable;
  • not the best technical support;
  • little information on setting.

TP-LINK Archer T4E

will be an excellent choice for users who require maximum performance and functionality of the system unit.

The adapter supports two frequency bands – 2.4 and 5 GHz.

At the same time, the maximum wireless connection speed reaches 1.3 Gbps.

The device can operate in two ranges simultaneously. Protective functions are assigned to the WEP/WPA/WPA2 protocols.

Compatible with Mac OS and Windows operating systems, equipped with a pair of detachable antennas and packaged in a quality box with comprehensive related information.

Equipment specifications:

  • dual band operation – 2.4/5 GHz;
  • Compliant – 802.11 b, a, g, n, ac;
  • channel speed (max) – 1167 Mbps;
  • antenna parameters – external, 2 pcs. , 5 dBi;
  • overall dimensions – 121 × 21 × 115 mm;
  • network security – WEP, WPA, WPA2;
  • features – integration into the Smart Home ecosystem, 23 dBm transmitter, detachable antenna.


  • stylish design;
  • powerful hardware platform;
  • good declared speed;
  • relatively low cost.


  • not the most stable operation at maximum speeds;
  • relatively high ping;
  • complex setting.


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  • Wi-Fi adapter is a peripheral device for wireless network connection with an external router or modem , for example, to access the Internet.
  • USB-devices are connected to the equipment through the corresponding port as a flash drive or via cable.
    These devices are suitable for universal use.
  • More powerful and efficient PCI-Express modules look like a network card.
    They are installed in the PCI-E slot on the computer motherboard.
  • When choosing a Wi-Fi adapter , you should pay attention to the data transfer rate, communication standards used, antenna characteristics and OS support.

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over the past decade in the Technological Universe pretty impressive implementation. We now have the ability to order goods through a speaker that talks to us, AMD processors compete with Intel processors for the first time in decades, and virtual reality hardware allows us to feel what we see.

However, one thing that hasn’t changed is the need for a wireless Internet connection. Motherboard manufacturers still provide built-in Wi-Fi support for only a handful of manually selected products. This means that if you feel the need for a wireless connection, you need to find the one of the best Wi-Fi adapters the market has to offer.

Which Wi-Fi adapter should I choose? Don’t worry, we’ve already selected some of the best Wi-Fi adapters we could find to make your next purchase the best it can be.

With that in mind, let’s dive into the world of the best Wi-Fi adapters currently available.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Wi-Fi Adapter

One of the best ways to make sure your next hardware purchase is the right one is to fully consider the key factors before making a purchase. One of the worst things you can do (as a buyer) is blindly buy without considering the essential aspects of this equipment.

For this reason, we have outlined the most important aspects of the Wi-Fi adapter so that you are fully armed with the knowledge you need for your next purchase.

Wi-Fi Adapter Form Factor When we think of Wi-Fi adapter form factor, we usually think of two main designs: external USB and internal PCI-e Wi-Fi card.

External USB Wi-Fi adapter is by far the most popular and quite simple both in functionality and setup. It connects directly to your computer via a USB port and has simple software to set up and operate. There are several different extensions in the external USB design.

You can use an ultra-basic USB dongle that plugs into a USB port and protrudes slightly from the back of the computer. Or you can choose a more sophisticated antenna hub that sits on your computer/desk and connects to the PC via a USB cable. Both offer their own unique set of pros and cons – the antenna obviously provides the best range.

Another format you can choose is an internal PCI-e Wi-Fi card. It uses the PCI-e slot on the motherboard and is a much more powerful option. They are also equipped with antennas and provide excellent range/speed.

Wi-Fi wireless range

For me, the range of the Wi-Fi adapter is one of the most important factors to consider . I mean, what’s the point of having a Wi-Fi adapter if it can only provide a decent connection at a distance of 2.5 meters? Then it is better to use an Ethernet cable.

Each Wi-Fi adapter has its own unique ability to connect to a router, measured by range. Most new Wi-Fi adapters offer a pretty good wireless range that’s great for both gaming and general use.

Range does not only refer to distance. Trying to connect to your router through multiple walls, rooms, and floors can reduce the quality of your signal. Having a Wi-Fi adapter with a long range is the ‘s key to providing a stable connection.

AC rating

Another important area to consider when buying a Wi-Fi adapter next time is the AC rating. All wireless adapters have an AC rating in their name – the most popular ones are: AC1200, AC1300, AC1900, AC2600, AC3200 etc.

AC means that the Wi-Fi adapter supports the latest 802.11ac network standard. This provides a faster 5GHz wireless network connection. But, be careful . The number immediately following AC should indicate the maximum throughput of that adapter. But it is not so. This is just the theoretical figure of , which, when tested in real situations, is not achievable.

With this in mind, it’s always worth looking for the highest possible AC rating. Even though the adapter will not match the suggested maximum throughput, it will still be faster than an adapter with a lower rating.

Wireless standard

Wireless standards define the speed that wireless devices can achieve. Although this list offers various standards, all devices support at least one of the following three:

  • 802.11n – throughput up to 900 Mbps
  • 802.11ac – throughput up to 1300Mbps
  • This makes 802.11ac, or Wireless AC, the clear winner. Which makes sense given that this is one of the newest standards!

    Even if you don’t have a gigabit internet connection, a router and 802.11ac adapter will still improve your gaming experience with significantly lower latency.

    USB 2.0 vs. 3.0

    USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0 is a matter of latency and nothing more. In short, USB 2.0 is OK, but USB 3. 0 is good.

    Wi-Fi gaming will never be “good” unless you consider latency. Wireless interference is almost impossible to avoid, and no Wi-Fi connection will ever be as reliable as an Ethernet connection. However, purchasing a USB 3.0 AC wireless adapter will at least minimize your Wi-Fi problems.


    Antennas come in many shapes and sizes – all have their pros and cons. They range from small and inconspicuous to much larger four-pin desktop hubs (as I call them).

    As a general rule, the larger the antenna, the better the range, but obviously is not always the case for .

    There is also quite a significant price difference between different styles of antennas, so be sure to consider this before your next purchase.

    Wi-Fi adapter cooling

    Cooling is probably an area that not many people consider when choosing Wi-Fi adapters, but it is important. If you’re looking for an internal PCI-e Wi-Fi card, I highly recommend getting one with a heatsink. It will cost a little more, but it will work much more efficiently.

    Also, the extra heat generated by a Wi-Fi card that does not have a heatsink will increase your PC’s internal temperature.

    Looking for the best USB Wi-Fi for gaming

    1. ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 PCIe


      The ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 PCIe adapter is great for gaming as it offers great speeds and comes to the table at a price that is both value for money and affordable.

      What we like :

      • Lightning fast connection
      • R-SMA antenna connectors provide extensive customization options
      • Antenna extends

      What disappointed us :

      • High price

      When we mention ASUS, we’re usually showing off one of their impressive GPUs or high-end monitors. However, in this case we are showing their high performance adapter PCE-AC88 AC3100 PCI-e Wi-Fi as best in class .

      Right off the shelf, the

      PCE-AC88 offers a host of premium features, including: the latest AC3100 dual-band 4×4 Wi-Fi, 802.11ac wireless standard, excellent coverage/speed, and a custom heatsink that not only looks great, but also delivers excellent lowering temperature.

      This is part of ASUS’s AC3100 line that is head and shoulders above the more commonly used AC1900, which is almost the standard for other Wi-Fi adapters. In addition, the PCE-AC88 incorporates all the latest technologies, making it an extremely cost-effective product. Think MU-MIMO, extremely efficient antenna tuning and beamforming.

      When it comes to games, you’ll do well if you find something more suitable for the job. It offers an extremely stable connection thanks to its high speed and wide range.

      Overall, as far as internal PCI-e Wi-Fi adapters go, this is by far one of the best available currently.

    2. TP-Link AC1300 PCIe Wireless Card

      TP-Link AC1300 PCIe is the best PCIe Wi-Fi adapter for us on a budget. It comes with an easy-to-install design that fits into almost any case and features an efficient heatsink.

      What we like :

      • High quality
      • Excellent radiator for its price range

      What disappointed us :

      • Does not offer high speeds

      Next comes the adapter from TP-Link. This is our number one choice for people looking to purchase an internal PCIe card on a budget.

      T6E is a standard internal Wi-Fi card with two antennas, which, unlike ASUS, does not have an antenna hub. However, it does offer two small antennas that are attached directly to the card itself, making it much more discrete.

      In terms of speeds, the T6E falls into the entry-level range when using 802.11ac standards. However, it’s still a pretty decent option for gamers. When we tested this adapter, we found the connection to be quite reliable. It also allowed for a decent range, which is always a bonus.


      heatsink on this thing is definitely something that adapters in this price range usually lack. It ensures that the temperature stays low at all times, which means that this card will not affect the internal system temperature.

      If you’re looking for an internal PCIe Wi-Fi adapter but don’t want to spend a fortune, look no further than TP-Link.

    3. TRENDnet AC1900 High Power Wireless USB Adapter

      Although the TRENDnet AC1900 High Power adapter is a bit large, it still offers some of the best connection speeds on this list. Great universal wifi adapter.

      What we liked :

      • Very fast speeds
      • Excellent range

      What disappointed us :

      • Fairly large antenna unit

      The rejection of internal options invariably leads us to the popular TRENDnet TEW-809UB USB Wi-Fi adapter. It’s our number one choice for an exterior option, and for good reason.

      This adapter comes with all the premium features you want from a Wi-Fi adapter and more. It can be a little bulky, but the size really pays off in both speed and range.


      TEW-809UB utilizes the ultra-high speeds of the AC1900 and is equipped with a four-antenna hub. Each antenna has a strength of 5 dBi and can easily accommodate everything.

      We tested the TEW-809UB in several different games and were surprised by how well this device maintains a stable connection. We tested it on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and both offered excellent connectivity in the hardest to reach parts of our office as well.

      All in all, this is a fantastic buy if you don’t mind having a big antenna hub.

    4. Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 USB Wi-Fi Adapter


      are no strangers when it comes to quality Wi-Fi adapters. Their Nighthawk AC1900 offers a great all-round package of wireless speeds and a wide range of connectivity.

      What we liked :

      • Extra wide range of features
      • Excellent value for money

      What disappointed us :

      • Sufficiently large compared to other USB adapters

      It probably won’t surprise anyone that our guide includes a NETGEAR adapter. The company has been offering great networking products for a long time, and the Nighthawk AC1900 is no exception.

      This Wi-Fi adapter brings the AC1900 rating to the portable world and provides fantastic speed and range for both desktop and laptop users. Although it is inferior in performance to internal PCIe cards, it offers a much easier-to-use design and also comes with a magnetic desktop stand. The stand, for those who don’t know, ensures that your computer always has the best possible connection to your router.

      On the other hand, NETGEAR is a bit bulky compared to other similarly priced alternatives.

    5. Linksys Wireless-N Dual Band USB Adapter

      What we like :

      • 3×3 internal array for strong signal and range
      • Dual band support

      What disappointed us :

      • No USB 3. 0 support
      • No ac 9 support0030

      Another interesting Dual-Band Wireless-N adapter from Linksys. While it still doesn’t have USB 3.0 and lacks Wireless AC, it’s gotten a little more interesting thanks to two new features.

      The first one is an internal antenna array. It is the largest of the “plug and play” options because it uses a 3×3 MIMO antenna array to deliver amazing wireless performance despite the lack of a visible antenna.

      In addition to the MIMO array in the adapter, it also supports proper dual-band Wi-Fi and WPS connections. With a top speed of up to 450Mbps, this is one of the most powerful USB Wi-Fi adapters you can get.

    Games over Wi-Fi or Ethernet

    Before we summarize, let’s talk about games over WI-Fi .

    Let’s just get rid of this first: if you can use an ethernet cable, use it . Ethernet cables are immune to interference and connectivity issues unlike Wi-Fi signals, allowing gamers to minimize latency and maximize speed.

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    Dolby Atmos® envelops you in sound. Originally created for the cinema, content created in Dolby Atmos, pairs with upfiring height channels to deliver powerful, moving audio that flows all around you.

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    *Dolby and Dolby Vision are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. The double-D symbol is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

    Better Sound Together

    LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Res Audio to deliver a wide soundstage with quality ear level sound.

    Sound as It Should Be

    High resolution audio reproduces sound so you hear everything as you’re supposed to. Enjoy stunning audio resolution — as close to the original sound as you can get.

    Take Command of Your Entertainment

    Choose your go-to voice assistant like Google Assistant or Alexa, and control your favorite features like Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and more through your LG sound bar.

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    **Google is a trademark of Google LLC.
    ***Amazon, Alexa, and all related marks are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.
    ****Apple and Airplay are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

    Connect to Amazing Picture & Sound with 4K & HDR Passthrough

    Fewer cables with no loss of sound quality. Maintain high resolution audio and Dolby Vision picture quality when you connect an external source, like a streaming device or 4K Blu-ray player, to your sound bar using an HDMI cable.

    *Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

    Get More from Your Entertainment

    Connect your TV and sound bar with just one cable. Enjoy a higher bitrate, Hi-Res content and uncompressed Dolby Atmos® with HDMI eARC.

    *Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

    LG Sound Bars – Designed with the Environment in Mind

    LG is doing its part, thinking bigger to help the planet. Certain LG Sound Bars have been redesigned to support this important initiative. Internal parts are made with post-consumer recycled content* while outer mesh is made with recycled fabric from plastic bottles.** Internal packaging is made with recycled pulp***, and to reduce transport and CO2 emissions, the packaging shape has been designed to maximize efficiency.****

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    LG Sound Bars – Designed with the Environment in Mind

    LG Sound Bars – Designed with the Environment in Mind

    *LG Sound Bar models SP8YA, SP9YA, SPD7Y, SP2, SP2W, and SPD75A
    **LG Sound Bar models SP2, QP5, and SP7Y
    ***LG Sound Bar models SP11RA, SP9YA, SP8YA, SP7Y, SPD7Y, QP5, and SPD75A
    ****LG Sound Bar models SP8YA, SPD75A, SPD7Y, and SP7Y

    Choose the Sound Bar That’s Right for You

    • LG Soundbar SN11RG

      Meridian, High-Resolution Audio, 7. 1.4ch Dolby Atmos & DTS:X

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    • LG Soundbar SP8YA

      Meridian, High-Resolution Audio, 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos & DTS:X

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    • LG Soundbar SPD7Y

      Meridian, High-Resolution Audio, 3. 1.2ch Dolby Atmos & DTS:X

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    Meet the new LG WOWCAST**—a new installation experience that connects your TV and sound bar wirelessly for a sleek look, without any lag or loss in sound quality.

    Sound is around! — magazine LG MAGAZINE Russia

    The XBOOM 360 RP4 wireless Bluetooth speaker features the most saturated surround sound in a stylish design. She, no doubt, will become a real star of your parties and a bright detail of the interior. What is special about her?

    Love from the first sound. Let’s start with the main thing – with LG acoustic technologies. The most important feature of the speaker is authentic omnidirectional sound. LG’s unique sound engineering allows you to enjoy music from anywhere around the speaker: thanks to the conical shape and the special patented reflector structure, the sound is not only transmitted in high quality and without distortion, but also evenly distributed throughout the space, not limited to selective zones.

    Powerful speakers made with modern materials give the sound extra power and richness.

    Premium sound modules and titanium tweeter for the most accurate reproduction of high frequencies. And the fiberglass woofer provides powerful and rich bass. With this quality, you can listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks or relaxing sounds of nature before going to bed.

    In addition, by downloading the XBOOM app, you can turn into a professional DJ and add various sound effects to your playing tracks, mix, experiment and do everything to make your party a resounding success.

    Voiced style. The appearance of the column also deserves attention. The original conical shape and the finish of expensive textiles make it look like a premium piece of decor or interior. A nice bonus is the opportunity to choose one of the colors of textiles: noble wine or technological coal.

    The column not only embodies the current trends in modern design – it literally sets the atmosphere around. Another useful feature of the LG XBOOM 360 RP4 speaker is the aesthetic backlighting, developed by spatial lighting professionals. For your convenience and enjoyment, there are 3 modes and 9presets that allow you to implement the most personalized lighting scenarios.

    For example, you can select the Ambient Mode for relaxing, set the backlight to recreate soft and natural natural light for relaxation, or turn on the Party Mode to give your home a bright festive atmosphere.

    For perfectionists with their own color preferences, the LG XBOOM 360 RP4 opens up endless possibilities for creativity and experimentation. With the XBOOM app, you can choose from 16. 8 million colors to find the perfect addition to any interior or outdoor landscaping.

    A sound that is always at hand. Along with the technological and design advantages, the functional features of the column are no less important.

    The elegant cabinet is complemented by a practical aluminum handle that makes it easy to carry and place the speaker wherever you want.

    The column operates both from the network and autonomously. Its built-in battery lasts up to 10 hours of continuous playback.

    A party DJ and a source of soft relaxing atmosphere before going to bed, a piece of furniture and a permanent participant in all gatherings with friends, a decoration of any evening and a source of inspiration every day – discover all the features of the LG XBOOM 360 RP4 speaker and enjoy them to the fullest!

    How to adjust the sound on an LG TV — LG MAGAZINE Russia

    Modern LG TVs have a very wide range of options and allow each user to customize the equipment “for themselves”: choose the optimal settings for sound, picture, channels, etc. And first of all, this applies specifically to sound, since, depending on the preferences and tastes of the viewer, you can adapt the sound for watching movies, sports programs, listening to music, or, conversely, news programs.

    All LG TVs are equipped with Web OS, which makes managing options intuitive and straightforward. All you need to optimize the sound on your TV is to activate the “Smart Sound” function. Here’s what you need to do:

    1. Press the Home button on the remote control (the “Home” icon).
    2. Select “Settings” from the menu (the “Gear” icon, and then click on the icon of three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the monitor.
    3. Find the “Sound” item, and in it select “Sound Mode” – “Smart”. When this mode is activated, the TV itself will analyze the frequency indicators of the content being played and set the optimal audio track settings.

    Please note that in this mode all settings are set automatically, and while it is active, you will not be able to change the sound settings manually.

    How to adjust the sound on the TV LG manually

    You can change the automatic sound settings on the TV yourself. Manufacturers have provided several popular modes.

    1. Press the Home button on the remote control (home icon).
    2. Select the “Settings” item in the menu (the “Gear” icon, and then click on the icon of three vertical dots in the right upper corner of the monitor.
    3. Find the “Sound” item, select “Sound Mode” and select one of in the mode menu according to your taste:
    4. “Standard”: Suitable for all genres of programs and all types of soundtracks.
    5. Cinema: Designed for movies and TV series with special effects.
    6. Sports / Football / Cricket (the name of this item varies depending on the country): is for viewing sports content of all kinds.
    7. Music: In this mode, you can listen to all genres of music, from classical concerts to modern music video channels and electronic music.
    8. “Games”: a mode designed specifically for games, also suitable when the TV is used as a monitor.

    In addition to basic sound settings, modern LG TVs can also be used to adjust sound effects. They are also located in the “Sound” menu section.

    1. Select “Sound Effects” from the “Sound” menu (how to find it, see above).
    2. The Clear Voice II option will help make your voice sound more intelligible.
    3. The Clear Surround option, as its name suggests, is capable of creating a multi-channel sound effect. It is only active in 2D mode.

    When your LG TV is in 3D mode, you will need the 3D Zoom option with the same functionality as Virtual Surround.

    • The Equalizer option allows you to manually adjust the sound by adjusting the frequencies.
    • The Balance option is for adjusting the right and left speakers of the TV.
    • The Reset option will reset all sound settings to factory defaults.

    Sound effects may vary depending on LG TV models.

    Amplifier with bluetooth receiver: Top 15 Best Bluetooth Amplifier in 2023

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    If you’re looking for the best Bluetooth amplifier to deliver a great audio experience, then you probably came across hundreds of options that left you confused with all the fancy specs and features!


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    No worries though, today we’ll be helping you pick the perfect Bluetooth amplifier for your setup as we review the top 5 products available on the market. The mini buying guide will also ensure you make the most out of your purchase, so let’s not waste any time and get started!

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    5 Best Bluetooth Amplifiers

    Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth 4.2 Stereo Audio Amplifier

    Kicking off our list, the BT20A Bluetooth Audio Amplifier from Fosi Audio offers an impressive combination of value and features.

    Adopting a simple and compact design, the BT20A covers a range of up to 50 feet to minimize the delay of signals. It’s a Hi-Fi sound model with a 24V power supply that’s capable of driving 280W and 320W passive speakers. Moreover, it houses a dual sound system stereo output measuring at 100W+100W.

    This affordable Bluetooth amplifier comes with an advanced circuit design that features two TI TPA3116D2 chips, ensuring a clear noise-free sound. Additionally, there’s a built-in safety circuit to protect the amplifier from electrical damage.

    The Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth Amplifier is backed up by an 18-month warranty period, available at a reasonable price that suits any household.


    Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth 5.0 Stereo Audio 2 Channel Amplifier Receiver Mini Hi-Fi Class D Integrated Amp 2.0 CH for Home Speakers 100W x 2 with Bass and Treble Control TPA3116 (with Power Supply)

    • Simple compact design but practical and powerful, little Hi-Fi Bluetooth wireless amplifier exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound.
    • Bluetooth 5.0 core, up to 50ft connection range guarantees low signal delay. No pop, no audible noise when Bluetooth connection is established.
    • BT20A Bluetooth stereo receiver amplifier adopts 2PCS Texas Instruments TPA3116D2 chip. The TPA3116D2 are stereo efficient and digital amplifier power stage for driving speakers, with advanced oscillator/PLL circuit employs a multiple switching frequency option to avoid AM interferences.
    • Two TI TPA3116D2 chips
    • Dual-channel output 100W+100W
    • Great value for money
    • 18-month warranty
    • The knobs can be too small for handling

    Facmogu F900 Mini Bluetooth Power Amplifier

    If you’re on a tight budget and looking for a reliable Bluetooth amplifier that doesn’t break the bank, the Facmogu F900 Mini Bluetooth Power Amplifier can be exactly what you need!

    At a very affordable price, this F900 Bluetooth amplifier delivers a dual stereo output of 50W+50W. It includes an upgraded TPA3116 chip for enhanced audio quality, along with impedance between 4 to 8 ohms.

    The Facmogu F900 Mini Bluetooth Amplifier features 3 input options: AUX, Bluetooth, and USB, as well as a 12V 5A adapter. This means that you can use it as a wired model when Bluetooth connectivity isn’t available.

    True to its name, the F900 measures at 3 × 2.7 × 1.5 inches so it takes up virtually no space at all. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a lifetime customer service for a hassle-free experience.


    Facmogu F900S 2 CH Bluetooth Amplifier 160W with Power Supply Adapter DC 12V 5A, 80W + 80W BT 5.0 Mini Wireless Audio Power AMP for Home HiFi Stereo Speaker 2023 Upgraded Version

    • UPGRADED CHIP WITH 80W+80W : NEW F900S bluetooth receiver amplifier provides 80W+80W dual channel stereo output with the Upgraded chip MA12070, which is more powerful! Impedance: 4~8 Ohm.
    • THREE INPUT OPTIONAL: Supporting AUX/ USB/ Bluetooth input. But the amp module can be searched and connected via Bluetooth when unplugging audio input line. Insert audio input line, then it will auto switch to wired input mode, Bluetooth function will be lost.
    • SUPER COMPATIBILITY: Our Bluetooth audio transmitter can be widely applied to various tablet PC, TV, smartphone, Laptop with Bluetooth and etc, versatile and simple to use. But it does not apply to a range of products launched by Amazon such as Echo, Alexa ect. and Bose Speakers.
    • Built with upgraded TPA3116 chip
    • 3 input options
    • 30-day money-back guarantee
    • The Bluetooth range is a bit limited

    Pyle PTA22BT Bluetooth Amplifier Mini Blue Series

    From the established Pyle brand, the PTA22BT Bluetooth Amplifier is a compact unit that packs value and convenience in a value package. It’s capable of effectively controlling your sound system as a desktop amplifier thanks to hi-powered performance.

    The PTA22BT comes with a decent power output of 40W+40W, providing a clear sound experience at a 4-ohm impedance. It enables you to connect and play music on wireless speakers and radio systems, as well as wired audio devices directly via 3. 5mm jack input.

    Additionally, the Pyle PTA22BT Bluetooth Amplifier features switchable Mic Pager and Karaoke Mixer Modes, RCA input, ¼-inch headphone input, ¼-inch mic input, and a USB charging port.


    Pyle Bluetooth Mini Blue Series Home Audio Amplifier – Compact Desktop Home Theater-Stereo Amplifier Receiver with USB Charge Port – Pager & Mixer Karaoke Modes – Mic Input (40 Watt x 2) – PTA22BT

    • DESKTOP AUDIO AMPLIFIER: Take control of your sound with hi-powered, mini-style component stereo amplifier performance – enjoy wireless streaming ability with the Mini Blue Series Home Amplifiers with built-in Bluetooth – Power Output: 40 Watt x 2
    • BLUETOOTH STREAMING RECEIVER: Simple & hassle-free Bluetooth amplifier pairing allows you to connect and play your music to connected speakers and radio systems – or connect and stream audio directly via the Aux (3.5mm) audio input jack connector
    • COMPACT SOUND CONTROL: Multi-channel amplifier design paired with convenient audio configuration unlocks home theater stereo system ability right on your computer desktop – gain access to digital sound control with compact amplifier receiver power
    • Good volume control
    • Compact size
    • Multiple inputs
    • Lacks in power output

    Pioneer SX-10AE Bluetooth Audio Component Amplifier

    The Pioneer SX-10AE Bluetooth Amplifier and Received is an outstanding choice if you’re in the market for something a bit more powerful and involved.

    Spending the extra cash, you’ll receive a highly capable unit that houses a 2-channel amplifier with 100W per channel at 6 ohms and 45W per channel at 8 ohms. It boasts a direct energy design that delivers impressive sonic power and pure signal flow thanks to the shorter transmission paths and cleaner grounding.

    Besides the universal Bluetooth 4.2 compatibility, the Pioneer SX-10AE Bluetooth Amplifier also features an AM/FM tuner for when you feel those old school vibes.

    Pioneer SX-10AE Home Audio Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Black

    • DIRECT ENERGY. The discrete amplifier inherits the Direct Energy Design for faithful reproduction of the audio content. A shorter transmission path, clean grounding and rigid structure with improved damping all help improve audio for quality sound
    • BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE. Seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or PC with Bluetooth Wireless Technology. This smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback when it detects incoming Bluetooth audio. Ver. 4.2, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC
    • AM/FM TUNER. The automatic tuning feature lets you easily find stations in your area. Manual tuning is also available. You can save up to 40 stations on the receiver’s preset for quick access
    • Very capable unit
    • High-quality construction
    • Simple to set up
    • Impressive sound quality
    • A bit bulky

    Sherwood RX4508 Bluetooth Stereo Receiver/Amplifier

    Last but not least, the Sherwood RX4508 Bluetooth amplifier provides a great audio experience with hardly any effort, powered by the 100W+100W output.

    Adopting a sleek all-black design, the Sherwood RX4508 will work in any room setting. It features 3 audio inputs and 2 audio outputs to make it easier for you to connect to various devices.

    There’s also a photo input, a headphone output jack, an LCD fluorescent display, and a sleep timer. The Sherwood RX4508 Bluetooth Amplifier proves to be a worthy investment with a more than impressive performance.

    Sherwood RX4508 200W AM/FM Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth, Black

    • Equipped with Quartz PLL Synthesized Digital Tuning & functions to auto scan, preset scan for quick searching, with (30) station presets.AM/FM TuneTone Direct & Bass/Treble Controls
    • Includes 3 Audio Inputs, 2 Audio Outputs, & a Phono Input. The aptX audio codec is available for consumer and automotive wireless audio applications.Usable Sensitivity (30dB): ≤12dBu
    • High-Power Amplifier Produce sound that is stunning. Sherwood has designed the RX-4508 with stereo 100W high-power output, and discrete amplifier stage (DAS).
    • Comes with multiple inputs and outputs
    • LCD display
    • Packs a lot of power
    • On the pricey side

    How to Choose the Best Bluetooth Amplifier?

    When shopping for the best Bluetooth amplifier, you should consider the following points to make the most out of your purchase.

    Built-in Specs

    Bluetooth amplifiers are an outstanding solution to improve the quality of your audio experience. However, to ensure the best performance, you should look for a device that’ll deliver perfect amplification with a connection as fast and as stable as possible.

    So, try to pick amplifiers with built-in specs that play on flexibility and ease of use. For example, go for amplifiers featuring Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX codec since they produce fast signals with virtually no delay or loss.

    Additionally, amplifiers with adjustable treble and bass controls will provide safety, while bright LCD displays will give you clear monitoring.


    To achieve a distortion-free sound, make sure you pick an amplifier that’s twice as powerful as the speaker’s rating. Also, if you plan on using a stereo, then each of the amplifier’s channels should deliver at least double the power output of the speakers.


    Finally, the impedance of the Bluetooth amplifier should be equal to that of the speaker if you want the best possible sound quality. Bluetooth amps generally allow 4, 6, 8, or 16 ohms impedance, so make sure the value adds up with your speakers.

    Wrap Up

    Choosing the best Bluetooth amplifier doesn’t have to be confusing anymore! Looking at the list above, any of the options can be an excellent purchase depending on what you need.

    That being said, if you want an amplifier that offers great sound quality without putting a dent in your wallet, then the Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth 4.2 Stereo Audio Amplifier should be right up your alley!

    However, if you don’t mind the extra bucks, check out the Sherwood RX4508 Bluetooth Stereo Receiver/Amplifier for an awesome boost in audio performance.

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    AA-AB41136 is a Bluetooth receiver board with Bluetooth V5. 0, supporting various audio format as aptX, aptX HD, aptX LL, SBC and AAC. High performance DAC ensures high quality audio transmission. Terminal interfaces mounted for analog output make it easy for integration with audio amplifiers. In addition to Bluetooth receiver board, AA-AB41136 can work as a low power stereo audio amplifier, delivering 3W per channel into a 4Ohm load, quite suitable for bookshelf amplifier, desktop audio, garden audio, hotel audio and DIY applications that needs wireless audio connection. A DC5V-21V power supply is required.

    Integrated with Bluetooth V5.0

    AA-AB41136 employs Bluetooth 5.0 module for audio input, which supports various audio formats and high receive sensitivity with RF power up to 9dBm and -90dBm. There is a built-in antenna equipped on this board. An external antenna port is also provided on the board to ensure the stable connection and high audio performance even if this BRB3 is installed into a speaker or a cabinet. We have tested in open space with no interference, the Bluetooth wireless range can reach up to 80m. When input with maximum volume, the max line output voltage is 0.9Vrms. BRB3 supports Bluetooth name customization as well.

    Low Power Stereo Audio Amplifier

    This Bluetooth receiver board – BRB3 can also work as a stereo low power audio amplifier, outputting 3W per channel. That means, you can directly connect BRB3 with speakers for audio playback. Low power and wireless audio connection make BRB3 rather applicable to portable speakers, hotel audio, desktop audio and DIY applications.

    High Quality Audio Performance

    Thanks to carefully selected Bluetooth 5.0 module and engineers’ dedicated test and debug, BRB3 provides extremely high quality audio performance, which can definitely meet your Hi-Fi requirements.

    Supporting Battery Power

    Apart from power supply, BRB3 supports battery power, which further improves the portability of the audio system. It is recommended to use WONDOM BCPB series (battery boards with charging circuit) to power BRB3 as there is no charging circuit equipped on BRB3.

    Low Power Consumption and Long Playback Time

    BRB3 features low power consumption and high efficiency. You can enjoy music for long time even if you are outside and power it with a battery board. The quiescent current of the whole BRB3 board is 10mA. When the music is stopped, the power output stage would shutdown automatically to reduce power consumption.

    Easy for Integration and Control

    BRB3 is in compact size as 3’’ x 2’’, which means that it can be installed into any audio project without worry about occupying too much space. Four screw holes are offered for easy installation and immobilization. All the necessary connectors for normal connection and playback are provided on the board, therefore, you just need to plug in cables and enjoy music. Bluetooth pairing cancellation function is equipped on BRB3 for simple control.

    Functional Cables Kit Optional

    Taking convenient integration into account, we prepare a functional cables kit for BRB3, which includes 1pc Bluetooth antenna, 1pc Bluetooth pairing cancellation cable with button, 1pc 3. 5mm line output cable, 1pc PH-4pin cable, 1pc speaker output cable and 1pc Bluetooth LED indicator cable. As for details, please refer to Functional Cables Kit for BRB3 (AA-AA11435).

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    1pc AA-AB41136

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    The AIYIMA A03 D-class amplifier is based on a TPA3116D2 chip manufactured by Texas Instruments. The chip is capable of delivering 2 x 50 watts at a load of 4 ohms (at a voltage of 21 volts), or 2 x 30 watts at 8 ohms (24 volts). AIYIMA A03 provides detailed sound at low frequencies without creating extraneous noise. Thanks to the Bluetooth interface, the amplifier can work wirelessly. An external antenna allows you to receive a signal at a distance of up to 10 meters. On the back side of the case, made of anodized aluminum, there are 2 RCA, 6 terminals for BFA connectors and an input for an external Bluetooth antenna. On the front side there is a rich set of sound controls and toggle switches for switching on and switching the input signal source.


    • Amplifier IC: TPA3116
    • Load resistance: 4-8 ohm
    • Channels: 3 (2.1)
    • Maximum output power: 50W*2, subwoofer 100W
    • Switching frequency speed 1.2 MHz
    • Bluetooth 5.0 chip
    • Qualcomm® CSR QCC3003 Chip Receiver
    • Housing material: aluminum + plastic
    • Dimensions: 122x130x33 mm
    • Audio inputs: RCA / Bluetooth
    • Audio output: BFA banana plugs
    • Supply voltage: 12 – 24V (connector 5.5*2. 5 mm) (not included)
    • Current: more than 4 A

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      Televisions plasma: What Ever Happened to Plasma TVs?

      Plasma TV: why Samsung and Panasonic ditched the technology for good

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      You don’t hear much about plasma TVs these days, and for good reason: no one’s made them for several years. But for a TV technology that was once the pinnacle of picture quality, where did plasma TVs go?

      Writing about a much-loved technology that’s been and gone feels like writing a love letter to an ex. You remember the reasons you loved them, and you also remember how they annoyed you. It’s a soul-cleansing exercise.

      But what do we recall when we talk about plasma TVs? The technology that made flat screens an everyday reality for you and I originated in a humble lab in the University of Illinois. The potential of what started as an academic experiment to create a display for educational computers became very apparent to TV manufacturers, which had been struggling to find a realistic solution to take over from cumbersome CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TV sets.  

      Plasma screens feature millions of cells, filled with gas, sitting neatly between two sheets of glass. When they’re charged with electricity, the cells – or pixels – lit up to form the image. That charged-up gas is called plasma, hence the name of the screens. 

      CRT models, on the other hand, feature a single tube that defines the size of the screen. The move to plasma technology and its use of millions of cells made it far easier to enlarge screen sizes, while also making them thin – far more slender than normal CRT sets. In addition, the higher definition and refresh rate resulted in a much higher-quality picture. 

      To understand the lure of plasma and how it managed to conquer hearts and living rooms alike, you must look beyond the pretty screen and deep into the heart of the technology behind it.

      • Next-gen TVs: the OLED, Micro LED and holographic TVs of the future

      Plasma TVs: how do they actually work?

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      Think of a plasma TV as a neon lamp. It’s built on an emissive technology that uses plasma to excite phosphors to emit light. 

      “The glass is comparable to window glass, unlike LCD. There are horizontal and vertical electrode grids and a phosphor array. The connection between the two is scanned, firing the discharge at the intersection and causing the phosphor to glow,” says analyst Paul Gray, who leads TV research at Omdia, a global firm that provides analysis across the technology ecosystem. “The phosphor side is similar to CRT, while the plasma is a glow discharge like a neon lamp.”

      But the genesis of the technology had nothing to do with the entertainment industry. Larry F Weber, a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers wrote the following in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science:

      “As with any invention, it all started with a need. In this case, it was the need for a high-quality display for computer-based education. The University of Illinois started a project in 1960 called PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) to conduct research on the use of computers for education… The plasma display panel (PDP) was invented by Prof. Donald L Bitzer, Prof. H Gene Slottow, and their graduate student Robert H Wilson in 1964 to meet the need for a full graphics display for the PLATO system.”

      The technology evolved fast – literally from lab glassware to the best TV screens – in a very short space of time. 

      Plasma TVs: the early days

      (Image credit: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science)

      However, as would be the case with any technology product for the consumer market, there was a long period of low-volume but high-cost production.

      The first manufacturer to take the dive into making plasma in serious numbers was Fujitsu, making a 42-inch screen in 1997. That screen was selling for $20,000 (around £15,000 / AU$26,000), according to San Francisco Business Times

      Philips and Pioneer followed suit, and other manufacturers piled in shortly afterwards.

      “The starters were Fujitsu and Panasonic, but NEC, Pioneer, Samsung, LGE and Chunghwa (CPT) all made the displays,” says Gray. “Most brands had plasma in their ranges. It’s important to remember that in the early 2000s, the PDP [Plasma Display Panel] was in the lead in large-screen TVs such as 42-inch models, and there was serious concern whether 42-inch LCD was economically feasible. Sony and Sharp even worked on a hybrid technology called PALC, Plasma-addressed Liquid Crystal.”

      It was the first time that a large TV was available in a form that could be mounted on a wall. This was a huge leap forward from the furniture-piece CRT TV sets that were boxy and heavy, although sturdy. Remember, also, that it was a strange world where small screens and large screens (LCD and projection respectively) were flat, but the ones in the middle (14-inch to 37-inch) were curved.

      Plasma TVs: picture quality

      (Image credit: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science)

      Plasma TVs had come a long way since its first iteration. It went on to dominate the consumer market for TV screens and provided one of the best viewing experiences available.

      Plasma TVs had panels that lit up small cells of gases (xenon and neon) between two plates of glass, offering very bright and crisp images even on a large screen surface, according to Samsung, which was one of the main manufacturers of plasma TVs. The screens contain phosphors that created the image on the screen light up themselves and don’t require backlighting.

      The technology meant that large screens (typically from 42 inches to 63 inches) “offer high contrast ratios, gorgeously saturated colours, and allow for wide viewing angles – meaning every seat in the house is a great one,” according to Samsung, while it worked “well in dimly lit rooms, which is great for watching movies.” It could also “track fast-moving images without motion blur,” making plasma “ideal for watching action-packed sports or playing video games. The sharpness of visual detail is astonishing.”

      However, there were some disadvantages. Plasma was more of an electricity guzzler than LCD (Panasonic had got the consumption pretty much to parity, and plasma’s power consumption depended heavily on the amount of light in the video content). It was heavier, with many more power electronics packed in each set. It wasn’t as bright, meaning that to enjoy it fully, you really needed to like your dimly lit, cinema-style watching experience – which wasn’t a disadvantage if you weren’t a fan of daytime telly. Burn-in was an issue, too, especially for avid gamers.

      The plasma boom and the new kids on the block

      (Image credit: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science)

      By 2005, six million units of plasma were being shipped globally per year, according to Omdia’s data. “The business peaked at 18.4 million in 2010,” says Gray. 

      But then other technologies started to catch up. LCD screens were lighter and brighter. They consumed far less energy and performed better in daylight. 

      “Essentially, the fundamental problem was the pace of innovation,” says Gray. “Plasma needed to counter the LCD industry, which had more players working on development. It faced either an uneconomic level of R&D or, alternatively, slowly falling behind. Samsung and LG were only in the PDP [Plasma Display Panel] market as an insurance policy, while the Japanese were unwilling to make big bets. In fairness, they acted rationally – while Korea Inc got its money back in LCD, Taiwan Inc only broke even and China Inc’s chances of ever making a positive return on its LCD investment are slim.

      The end of plasma TVs

      The plasma honeymoon didn’t last, then, and there were some basic factors that had a severe impact on sales – including one of the criticisms commonly levelled at OLED, being low brightness.

      “Plasma wasn’t as bright as LCD. Critically in US retailers, the TV area was brightly lit and PDP looked washed out,” says Gray. “Plasma – like all emissive displays – struggled with fine pixel densities. Only Panasonic managed to make a 1080p 42-inch, and even then it wasn’t a great product commercially. Manufacturing yield was reportedly poor. In the end, LCD had massive manufacturing capacity and the advantage of scale. PDP simply wasn’t unique enough.”

      As manufacturers started making huge losses, they began to phase out plasma. Pioneer putting an end to the production of its much-loved Kuro screens was notable. When Panasonic announced that it would no longer make plasma screens, everybody knew that the end was near. LG and Samsung followed suit shortly after. And just like that, the light went out on plasma.

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      Plasma vs LED vs LCD TVs

      How TVs Work

      Before explaining the differences between each technology, it’s important to understand how each TV displays an image.


      Plasma TVs contain tiny pockets of gas, and when a voltage is applied to them, they turn into a plasma state. The voltage then strikes the mercury within the plasma to emit ultraviolet (UV) rays, which pass through phosphor cells to produce an image. Each pixel in the TV contains three phosphor cells: red, green, and blue, and these three colors combine to produce a color.  Essentially, plasma TVs don’t require a backlight, and each pixel is self-emissive as it produces its own light.


      Unlike plasma TVs, LCD TVs use a backlight. Initially, LCD TVs used Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) as their backlight. These are long tubes that are placed horizontally across the screen behind the LCD panel. When the light is turned on, it applies a voltage to the pixels, which makes them rotate a certain way to allow light through and produce an image. When it wants to display black, the pixels are rotated to create an opaque screen so that light doesn’t get through. This is what makes them different from plasma TVs because each pixel isn’t self-emitting.


      Light-Emitting Diode (LED) TVs are the same as traditional LCD TVs, but instead of using CCFL backlights, they use many smaller LED lights. It produces an image the same way as a regular LCD TV because it still uses an LCD panel, but it has more control over the backlighting. The LEDs can be placed along the edges, which is called edge-lit LED, or all over the back panel, which is either called direct LED or full-array backlighting. You can see the differences between LCD and LED TVs below.

      It’s also important to note LED is simply a marketing term used by manufacturers to describe their backlight. They’re still technically LCD TVs, but since calling them LED is so common now, we even label them as LED, and we’ll continue to do so throughout this article. 

      Learn about differences between full-array and edge-lit local dimming

      LCD backlight

      LED full-array backlight

      LED edge-lit backlight

      The Main Differences

      Plasma and LED TVs each present their own advantages and disadvantages in terms of picture quality, price, build, and availability. It’s generally thought that plasma produces a better picture quality due to their superior contrast ratio, but LED TVs became more popular because of other factors, like a lower cost and greater availability.

      Below you can see the differences in picture quality between two older TVs from 2013. It’s clear the plasma was better at the time, but LED TVs have also gotten better since then, so picture quality has greatly improved.

      Plasma TV – Samsung N5300

      LED TV – LG LN5400

      Contrast ratio

      Contrast ratio was one of the main advantages and selling points of plasma TVs. Since each pixel emitted its own light, it simply turned itself off when it wanted to display a black image. This allowed the TV to display very deep blacks, but because there was always a bit of charge left in the plasma, it still wasn’t a perfect black level.

      On the other hand, LED TVs can’t achieve a perfect black level because the backlight is always on. However, technology has evolved to greatly improved the contrast of LED TVs, even to the point where it’s also as good as what plasma once was. There are two main types of LCD panels in TVs: Vertical Alignment (VA) and In-Plane Switching (IPS). VA panels produce a better contrast than IPS, and high-end TVs also have local dimming features that turn off certain zones of the LED backlights. Still, you won’t get a perfect black level, but most modern LED TVs produce such deep blacks that even in a dark environment it looks like perfect black levels. For reference, plasma TVs had a max contrast of about 4,000:1, according to, but some recent LED TVs can reach a contrast of over 20,000:1 with local dimming enabled, like the Samsung QN90A QLED.

      Learn more about contrast ratio

      Brightness and reflection handling

      LED TVs are a clear winner here, and it’s one of the reasons why they surpassed plasmas in terms of popularity. LED TVs get significantly brighter, so they can fight glare from light sources easier. Additionally, plasma TVs had to use glass on their front panel, which caused intense glare if you had any lamps or windows around the TV. LED TVs can use a coating on their glass panel to help reflect and diffuse light, making it a better choice for well-lit rooms.

      Plasmas were designed for dark-room viewing, but since most people don’t have dedicated home theater setups and often watch with a few light sources around, they weren’t that useful. As you can see below, the plasma TV had pronounced reflections, to the point where it’s even hard to see the image, and instead you’re watching yourself watch TV. Reflections are still noticeable on an LED TV, but at least you can see the image.

      Plasma TV – Samsung N5300

      LED TV – LG LN5400

       Learn more about peak brightness and reflection handling

      Viewing angle

      Pixels on plasma TVs emitted light in all directions, creating extremely wide viewing angles, much better than most LED TVs. This means that the image remained accurate when viewing from the side, which was great for watching sports or a show with a few people. Out of the two main panel types for LED TVs, IPS has wider viewing angles than VA panels, but it’s still not as good as plasma. 

      TV manufacturers have tried different technologies to improve viewing angles on VA panels. Samsung has an ‘Ultra Viewing Angle’ layer, and Sony uses their ‘X-Wide Angle’ technology to increase the viewing angles, both at the cost of a lower contrast ratio. It’s still not as good as plasma, but they’re wide enough for watching TV in a fairly large seating area.

      Below you can see the differences in viewing angles between a plasma and a VA panel. These TVs were tested on different test benches, so you shouldn’t directly compare the videos, but we included them to give you an idea of how each technology affects the viewing angle.

      Plasma TV – Samsung N5300

      VA Panel – Hisense H9G

      Learn about viewing angle here

      Response Time and refresh rate

      Plasma TVs were great for motion handling, like with sports and video games due to their quick response time. Since each pixel had to retain a certain charge at any given moment, it was ready to display an image almost instantly. This meant fast-moving scenes looked crisp and smooth, with no motion blur behind them. However, for LED TVs, it can be a toss-up; some lower-end models have a slow response time that causes motion blur, while other high-end TVs have a really fast response time. 

      Some LED TVs also use Pulse Width Modulation to dim their backlight, and this causes the backlight to flicker, which may create image duplication in fast-moving scenes. This can be particularly annoying, especially if you’re watching sports with fast-moving content.

      In terms of refresh rate, plasma TVs had a higher internal refresh rate, up to 600Hz, while LED TVs tend to be 60 or 120Hz. However, the refresh rate depends on the content, and since most content doesn’t go past 120 frames per second, having a higher refresh rate TV isn’t very useful. 

      Learn more about motion handling


      Screen uniformity is another area where plasma TVs win. Since they didn’t have a backlight, they could evenly control each pixel. LED TVs can suffer from uniformity issues, like darker edges or Dirty Screen Effect in the center, because the backlight output may not be even across the panel. However, this is only really noticeable when watching content with large areas of uniform color, like a hockey or basketball broadcast, or if you’re going to use the TV as a PC monitor. It shouldn’t be noticeable with other types of content, and since uniformity can vary between units, you shouldn’t worry about it too much.

      Learn about gray uniformity here

      Burn-in and image retention

      One of the reasons plasma TVs didn’t last too long at the top of the TV world is because of their risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in. Plasmas lose their brightness over the years, and in the worst case, would have permanent burn-in with certain colors staying on the screen, as you can see here. Even after watching content with static elements, like the news, for an extended period, the outline of the static elements would stay on the screen for a few minutes after changing the channel.

      These problems are particularly annoying, especially if you watch a lot of TV. There was no way to help reduce this issue, and after a few years, depending on how much you used the TV, your plasma would need replacing. LEDs don’t suffer from this same permanent burn-in, so you won’t have to worry about replacing your LED TV down the line because of burn-in.

      Learn more about image retention

      Thickness, weight, and Power

      Due to their different technologies, LED and plasma TVs are built differently. Plasma TVs tended to be heavier and thicker because the panel itself was larger. Although plasmas were the first flat-screen TVs available at a consumer level at the end of the 20th century, LCD TVs quickly became even thinner, easier to package, and lighter to carry from the store to your house. These days, LED TVs are as thin as 1″, like the Samsung QN85A QLED.

      Plasma TVs also required a lot of power to work and tended to get very hot. With the growth of environment-friendly consumer practices, it became clear LED TVs would win out since they required a lot less electricity, and in a way were better for the environment.

      Size, availability, and resolution

      Both plasma and LED TVs were made with larger sizes, but LED had a slight advantage because they were also made in displays smaller than 32 inches, like with monitors. Although small TVs are rare now, you can still find a basic 28 or 32 inch TV for a kitchen or bedroom with an LED panel. Plasma TVs weren’t made that small. LED TVs also cost less to produce and are cheaper on the market, so at the end of the day, the lower cost drove LED sales. 

      When 4k TVs started to become the norm over 1080p and 720p TVs in the mid-2010s, manufacturers started to produce 4k LED TVs, while plasma TVs were stuck at 1080p. This presented a major advantage for LED TVs, as a higher resolution helps create a crisper image, and this essentially was the nail in the coffin for plasma TVs. Since manufacturers were focused on making 4k LED TVs, plasma TVs became less available, and by 2014, Panasonic, LG, and Samsung all stopped their plasma production. LED TVs surpassed plasma sales in 2007, and they haven’t looked back since.

      Learn more about resolution

      Other problems with plasma

      There were a few other problems that contributed to the decline of plasma TVs. First of all, plasma TVs didn’t work at high altitudes because of the change in air pressure with the gasses inside. They would create a buzzing noise, and the image wouldn’t look the same, so this could have been problematic if you lived at a high altitude. LED TVs can be used at any altitude; you shouldn’t use them in extreme cold or extreme heat, but this is standard practice for any electronic, and temperature is easier to control than your altitude. Also, plasma TVs emitted a radio frequency that could have interfered with other devices around, like if you had a radio in the same room. Each of these issues are simply inconvenient for most people.

      Should You Replace Your Plasma?

      The simple answer is yes, but it doesn’t mean you should go out tomorrow and buy a new TV just because you read this article. If you aren’t experiencing any issues with your plasma, then you probably don’t need to replace it right away. However, if you notice your plasma is starting to show some signs of permanent burn-in, it’s probably a good idea to get a new TV before the burn-in becomes worse.

      There could be other advantages if you upgrade your TV, like technological advancements and a higher 4k resolution. Modern TVs come with a built-in smart system, which isn’t something that most plasmas had, and this allows you to directly stream your favorite content without the need for an external streaming device. As mentioned, LED TVs aren’t very costly, and you can easily find the best 4k TVs for under $500.

      OLED vs Plasma

      At the same time that plasma TVs met their end, OLEDs grew from the ashes of their predecessor. After LG released the first commercially available 55 inch OLED in 2012, it soon competed with LED TVs. OLED, which stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode, is different from plasma, but shares many of the same characteristics, while also avoiding some of plasma’s downfalls.

      OLEDs use self-emissive pixels, but what sets them apart is how the pixels completely shut off, creating an infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. This is an improvement from plasma because it was never able to reach those perfect blacks. OLEDs also have wide viewing angles and a near-instant response time like plasmas. Sadly, they don’t get extremely bright, but they’re still better for well-lit rooms than plasma because they get a bit brighter and have much better reflection handling. Also, OLEDs have the same burn-in risk as plasma, but this only happens with constant exposure to the same static elements, and we don’t expect it to be a problem for people who watch varied content.

      Another advantage for OLED is how thin they are, especially compared to plasma, and they aren’t as heavy. For example, the LG GX OLED is a TV designed to sit flush against the wall and it’s only 0.94″ thick!

      Compared to LED competitors, OLEDs are much more costly, and even though they offer superior picture quality, LEDs are still the favorite. Also, LED TVs are available in smaller sizes, while the smallest OLED TV we’ve tested is 48 inches. LEDs are generally the better choice for well-lit rooms since they still get much brighter, but OLEDs are a fantastic choice for dark room viewing.

      Learn more about OLED vs LED


      Although plasma TVs once dominated the TV market for a short time at the turn of the 21st century, their disadvantages outweighed their advantages, and LED-backlit LCD TVs soon held the market share of sales. There were a few reasons for this, like burn-in issues, low peak brightness, and a thick and heavy design compared to LED TVs. Despite plasma TVs’ superior overall picture quality, improved contrast, and very quick response time, it wasn’t enough to convince consumers to keep buying them once 4k LED TVs became readily available. If you still have a plasma, it’s likely you’ll need to replace it within the next few years, and you’ll probably buy a new LED TV.

      What is the difference between a plasma TV and LCD TV and what to choose? — magazine LG MAGAZINE Russia

      When it comes to choosing a new LG TV, many buyers do not know which device is better to choose: a plasma model or an LCD model. To figure out which of these TVs is better, you should know what each technology is and compare their characteristics. Consider the difference between an LG plasma TV and an LCD TV, and which one is better to choose.

      LG TV Plasma Matrix is ​​a collection of miniature fluorescent lamps that glow when current is passed through them. Each pixel of such a matrix is ​​a capacitor with electrodes, consisting of three light bulbs with ionized gas. When the cell is activated by an electric charge, one of the lamps glows, emitting light of one of the three primary colors of the matrix: blue, green or red. The dots of a plasma TV produce their own light and are therefore called radiant displays. The speed of changing color rendering and the order of operation of the lamps is at least 400 Hz, this frequency exceeds the speed of LCD matrices, where black pixels are added to improve this parameter.

      Plasma benefits:

      • Deep black.
      • Natural colors.
      • Wide viewing angles.
      • Short response time.

      Disadvantages of the plasma TV panel:

      • Due to the not too strong brightness, it is better to watch TV and a movie on it in a shaded room.
      • After 20 thousand hours of use, the brightness may decrease by 2 times.
      • Large panel weight.
      • Restriction in dimensions. The Plasma TV cannot be smaller than 32 inches and larger than 65 inches.
      • More energy costs.
      • The device is heating up.
      • Does not work at high frequencies.
      • Screen sometimes mirrors as it is more reflective and susceptible to ambient glare. Therefore, we recommend buying models with an anti-reflective coating if you opt for a plasma panel.

      As for LCD TVs, they can be divided into two main groups according to the technology used. Previously, LCD only meant screens that used fluorescent lamps to illuminate pixels. Nowadays, LED TVs are being used more and more. They work on the same principle, but LEDs are used instead of fluorescent lamps.

      An LCD TV is a matrix of pixels containing red, blue and green liquid crystals. Under the influence of voltage, the pixels of the matrix change their location, pass or block the backlight. LCD crystals do not produce light themselves, they are called transmissive. Therefore, they need an external source, which can be of two types:

      • fluorescent;
      • LEDs act as an external source.

      Depending on which source is used, different types of LCD screens are obtained. The modern market offers three leading LCD TV technologies, each of which differs in the principle of operation and cost:

      • LCD is the first type of LCD panel. Its difference lies in low cost and a simple set of functions. Currently, such TV models are considered obsolete. Illumination in such devices is carried out using fluorescent lamps.
      • LED panels are improved LCD models based on LCD, but with higher clarity and resolution. LED models are equipped with LED backlighting, while the LEDs can be located in the end part or evenly distributed throughout the matrix. At a cost, an LED TV is more expensive than an LCD TV, but the image quality will be higher.
      • OLED is LG’s latest technology. The difference between OLED technology and LED is that OLED devices do not need additional display backlighting, which takes the picture quality on the TV to a new level. The price of OLED TVs will be higher than the previous types, but OLED TVs are of high quality and the TV diagonal can be more than 55 inches.

      General advantages of LCD TV:

      • High image contrast for LED and OLED models.
      • LED backlight makes the image as close to natural as possible, with a natural variety of colors.
      • The brightness of the screen during operation of the device does not depend on the lighting in the room.
      • Use less electricity.
      • LCD TV does not overheat.
      • Longer display life than plasma.
      • Reasonable price.
      • LCD TVs are lighter and therefore require less effort and money to transport. Light weight allows you to easily mount them on a vertical surface.

      LCD disadvantages:

      • Not deep enough blacks.
      • Medium color and contrast.
      • Dimming over time.

      Disadvantages of LED displays:

      • High price.
      • Uneven illumination.

      Of course, picture quality is a key criterion when choosing a TV. Many users are wondering: which of the devices is capable of providing the best picture quality, and what is the difference between the image of a plasma and an LCD panel? Image quality is largely dependent on the backlight. Plasmas are better able to cope with dynamic scenes. There is no blur effect. This is especially noticeable when watching movies or while playing games on the console. Plasmas have an impressive viewing angle. This suggests that if you move a little away from the edge of the device, the image will still be as clear as possible. The picture does not change depending on where you watch the movie on the TV.

      In terms of brightness and contrast, Plasma displays feature blacks that are as deep as possible, as well as sharp and vibrant color images that look equally bright when viewed from any angle. LCD TVs have LED backlighting, which makes colors appear paler and the darkest tone dark gray. Plasma models feature a vibrant and vibrant color palette. Plasmas are able to reproduce much more different shades, which is so important for broadcasting a lively and rich image. As an exception, the latest models of LCD TVs with OLED technology, in which there is no LED display backlight, can be considered. If you prefer films with a lot of special effects, you should get a plasma. On the plasma panel, you can observe the same quality image from any viewing angle.

      The answer to the question of which TV is better to buy, plasma or LCD, largely depends on the room in which it is going to be installed. If it’s a private room like a home theater with subdued lighting, it’s better to buy a plasma. It will provide a high quality image. The disadvantage will be high power consumption and the price, which is higher than the old LCD models. For living rooms where you can watch TV around the clock, including during the day, LCD TVs are more suitable. The disadvantage of the LCD model can be attributed to the viewing angles, which are not large enough.

      Screen resolution is also an important consideration when choosing a TV. Plasma TVs with high resolution do not yet exist. The difference between the LCD screen is that it has a better resolution, since it is easier to reduce a pixel than a cell with gas. LCD TVs with 4K resolution first appeared in 2013. The number of points in such models is 4 times more than in the old Full HD 1080p format. Therefore, image clarity and detail will be much higher. The refresh rate has increased from 50-60 to 100-120 Hz, as a result of which the viewer’s eyes get tired less. The disadvantage of 4K and 8K models is their high price. But with the development of these technologies, the number of OLED TVs will increase, and their cost will decrease.

      The functionality of each display type varies by model. The set of options and capabilities is almost the same, but at the same time, liquid crystal models will still be cheaper than plasma ones.

      Consider the difference between the characteristics of a plasma panel and an LCD TV:

      • Screen size. LCDs have a larger assortment: from small kitchen models to billboards. The maximum diagonal reaches 100 inches or more.
      • Contrast. Plasma panels convey contrast better, as they can emit light on their own. In liquid crystal models, the contrast depends on the intensity of the glow and crystals, and this does not allow you to achieve the same level of contrast as in plasma.
      • Brightness. The brightness in plasmas is high, but has limitations. In conventional LCD LCD TVs, the brightness is lower than in LCD models with LED backlighting.
      • Black depth. Plasmas have better black depth as each pixel can glow separately. In LCD TVs, if the picture is quite dark, some parts of it will disappear.
      • Viewing angle. Plasma screens have a viewing angle of up to 180 degrees in all directions. Older models of LCD TVs have a viewing angle of 45 degrees, but in modern models it reaches almost the same parameters as plasma. However, all the same, at a certain angle, the contrast in LCD displays decreases.
      • Screen resolution. The LCD screen has the best resolution, since it is easier to reduce a pixel than a gas cell. Plasma TVs with high resolution do not yet exist.
      • Light uniformity. Each of the plasma cells is a separate light source, in connection with this, the screen is illuminated evenly. In LCD models, the uniformity of illumination depends on how good the backlight is.
      • Weight. Although both types of screens are similar in appearance, LCD is lighter than plasma counterparts, the design uses transparent plastic instead of glass.
      • Functionality. Both models have identical control functions.
      • Energy efficiency. Plasma consumes much more electricity, as it needs the constant operation of the fans to cool the device. In this case, the advantage will be on the side of liquid crystal panels, since they consume several times less energy than plasmas with a power of 350-450 W.
      • Response speed. In plasmas, electricity passes through the gas at maximum speed, which allows you to increase the response speed. In LCD models, liquid crystals do not transfer electricity as quickly, but thanks to the use of transistors, it was almost possible to achieve the same response speed as plasmas.
      • Service life. Plasma TVs work no more than 30 thousand hours. However, from overheating, the device may last less. The service life of LCD TVs is up to 100 thousand hours. When the backlight burns out, it can be replaced, but there is a possibility of “broken” pixels.
      • Security. For the environment and humans, plasma and LCD TVs are absolutely harmless.
      • Appearance. Both models are thin and flat, can be hung on the wall and connect to the Internet and local network. But do not forget that LCD models are lighter.
      • Reliability. Plasmas are less susceptible to mechanical damage.
      • Cost. Plasma TVs with a large display diagonal are not so expensive. A large LCD screen is quite difficult to manufacture, so a TV with the same diagonal as a plasma will cost significantly more.
      • Watching movies and programmes. Both models allow you to watch TV programs, movies and other content in different screen sizes and resolutions.

      There are a number of features to consider when choosing a TV. They are not related to technical specifications, but are important when choosing equipment:

      • Presence of multimedia connectors. HDMI, SCART, USB connectors greatly expand the possibilities of using technology. Using HDMI, you can broadcast a picture to a TV from a computer, smartphone or laptop. USB allows you to connect a flash drive to the equipment and read information from the media. SCART is a connector that is compatible with all known multimedia. It allows you to both transmit information and record it. When choosing, pay attention to where the connector is located. If it is displayed externally on the panel, it will be much more convenient to use the TV.
      • 3D and Smart TV support function. Plasma TVs have this feature. 3D mode allows you to see the image in three dimensions. But you can watch movies and programs in this format only after recording them first.
      • Manufacturer. Currently, different companies are engaged in the production of TVs. The main producing countries are South Korea and Japan. One of the most famous TV companies in South Korea is LG. The manufacturer received an award in Las Vegas for the release of the best device. LG production is the best combination of price and quality. When buying products from little-known and dubious companies, there is a risk of getting equipment with a short service life.

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      Internet laptop: How to Connect Your Laptop to the Internet Through Your Cell Phone | Small Business

      How to Connect Your Laptop to the Internet Through Your Cell Phone | Small Business

      By John Lister

      When you are working and on the move, you may find that you do not have access on your laptop to a Wi-Fi network. One solution is to use a mobile broadband service, but this can be expensive, particularly for occasional use. However, you may instead be able to use the tethering feature that is available on many smartphones. This allows you to share the 3G data connection on your phone with other devices such as your laptop. Your smartphone effectively works in the same way as a wireless router on a home broadband connection. Before using tethering, you must check that your cell phone service provider allows tethering and whether there is a charge. This will depend on your handset and your contract.

      iPhone 4 or later

      1. Upgrade to iOS 4.3 or later if you are not already running this. You can do this by selecting “Settings,” choosing “General” and selecting “Software Update.

      2. Select “General,” choose “Network” and switch Cellular Data to “On.”

      3. Select “Personal Hotspot.” Your phone will display the necessary Wi-Fi password.

      4. Turn on wireless networking on your laptop, select the network with the name of your phone and type in the password to connect.


      1. Select “Settings” and choose “Wireless & Networks.”

      2. Select “Tethering & Portable Hotspot” and choose “Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot.” You can now connect your laptop to the network marked “AndroidAP,” though it will not be a secure connection.

      3. Select “Portable Wi-Fi HotSpot Settings” on your smartphone to change the name of the network or add a password.

      Windows Phone 7.5 or later

      1. Swipe your finger from the right side of the screen and select “Settings” from the on-screen menu that appears. Tap “Mobile Network” and turn on “Data Connection and 3G Connection.

      2. Select the back button to return to the “Settings” menu, tap “Internet Sharing” and turn Sharing to “On.” This will display a broadcast name, or the network name, and a password. Tap “Setup” if you want to change either of these.

      3. Connect your laptop to the network with this name and password.


      • Gotta Be Mobile: How to Turn an iPhone Into a Personal Hotspot
      • PC World: How To Tether Your Android Phone For Free
      • Make Use Of: Share Your Windows Phone Internet Connection Using The Tethering Feature


      • Some third-party applications claim to be able to make tethering possible even without the permission of your cell phone provider. While this may work, it could mean facing penalties or losing service if you are caught.
      • Be careful that you do not exceed any data use limits on your smartphone data plan.

      Writer Bio

      A professional writer since 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, John Lister ran the press department for the Plain English Campaign until 2005. He then worked as a freelance writer with credits including national newspapers, magazines and online work. He specializes in technology and communications.

      How to Connect a Laptop to the Web | Small Business

      By Avery Martin

      There are four main ways to connect a laptop to the Internet — wirelessly, with an Ethernet cable, with a mobile broadband modem or networking card, or by tethering to your cell phone. Each method requires a different process. For business owners that want to save money without sacrificing Internet speed, wireless and Ethernet connections provide fast connection speeds, requiring a service plan with an Internet service provider such as a cable or DSL company. Cell-phone connections provide an extra level of convenience, but you may experience dropouts and you must have an Internet access plan with your provider that includes tethering — usually an extra fee.

      Cable and DSL

      1. Plug your modem into the electrical outlet to power it on. If you have a separate router, plug that in as well.

      2. Plug one end of the coaxial cable carrying the Internet signal into the back of your modem firmly for a cable modem setup. Plug one end of the phone cord into the back of the modem for DSL connections. Avoid bending the pin inside of the coaxial cable. The pin must go directly in the center of the connector. Don’t force or try to jam the connection, as you may damage the coaxial cable’s pin.

      3. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the main Ethernet port on the modem. Usually, this is the port all the way to left and is separate from the rest of the ports. If you have a separate modem and router, connect one end to the router and one end to the top Ethernet port on the modem.

      4. Connect another Ethernet cable between your router or combined modem/router to the back of your laptop’s Ethernet connection. If you have a wireless router, skip this step. Your laptop will have only one Ethernet port that fits the Ethernet cable.

      5. Restart your laptop if it’s already on.

      6. Click the Windows orb and type “Network and Sharing Center” in the search box and press “Enter.” Click “Set Up a Connection or Network” and then “Connect to the Internet.” Follow the wizard to complete the installation.

      Bluetooth Cell Phone

      1. Activate Bluetooth on your cell phone. Locate the Settings menu and set the device to “Discoverable” or “On” to make it discoverable.

      2. Navigate to “My Computer” and then click “Bluetooth Connections” on your laptop.

      3. Click the option to “Add a New Connection or Device.” When the phone appears in the list of devices, double-click on the name of the phone to pair it with your computer. Write down the PIN number that appears on your computer and enter it into the phone when prompted.

      4. Select “PAN” or “Personal Area Network” when asked what type of connection you want to use.

      Wireless Broadband

      1. Plug the wireless network card or modem into the PCMCIA port, ExpressCard slot or USB port of your computer, depending on the type of network device you received from your service provider.

      2. Enter a username and password in the browser window that automatically starts to connect to the Internet. In some cases, the browser won’t start automatically, so you must launch it manually.

      3. Confirm that you accept the terms and conditions and begin browsing the Internet.


      • Windows: Set Up a DSL or Cable Connection


      • Dial-up options also exist, although they’re very slow. You’ll need a phone input jack on the back of your computer and a dial-up service plan with a provider. Simply connect the phone line to your computer as you would the back of a telephone.
      • Routers can be wired or wireless.
      • For mobile broadband connections, if you already have a mobile networking card built-in, you don’t need to connect a network card to your computer.
      • The latest version of mobile broadband is 4G. You can purchase older 3G modems or cards and connect at decent speeds, although not quite as fast as with 4G.


      • Be careful when connecting to mobile broadband that you don’t exceed the terms of your plan in relation to connection time. You may be billed for excess use.

      Writer Bio

      Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

      How to connect the Internet on a laptop in several ways


      Do you already have a laptop or are you just going to buy it? Then it is advisable to think about connecting to the Internet, otherwise it will not be possible to fully use the equipment. Downloading programs, updates, anti-virus databases, as well as movies and music is impossible without it. There are many ways to connect to the global network. Wired and wireless access available. Some of them do not require costs, while others force the purchase of auxiliary equipment. Consider how to connect a laptop to the Internet in all existing ways.

      A modern laptop and a global network are one whole

      Wired connection

      Wired access is considered the most reliable and stable, and at the same time the most cost-effective. It is enough to plug the cable into the connector on the laptop and make simple settings. Several technologies are used: optical cable and ADSL, which operates via telephone.


      There are also several types of internet connection. Each of them has slightly different settings.

      Dynamic and static IP address

      With static IP, you need to enter the IP address, as well as the subnet mask, gateway and DNS server in the network card settings manually. With a dynamic IP, all data is assigned by the operator, and you do not need to make additional settings.

      At the bottom of the screen, when the cable is connected, the yellow sign should light up. Right-click and go to Network and Sharing Center – Change adapter settings. You will see an icon that says Ethernet or Local Area Network. Double click on the icon – Internet version 4 – Properties.

      If the operator provides a dynamic address, specify automatic IP and DNS acquisition. When static – enter all the data specified in the contract. Click OK. Now the internet will work and the yellow exclamation mark will disappear.


      With this type, you only need to know the username and password. In the Network and Sharing Center, click on Create and configure a new connection – Internet connection – High speed (with PPPoE). Type in the username and password from the service agreement and come up with a name. If you enter all the data correctly, in a couple of seconds the connection will be established.

      Subsequently, to connect, click on the network icon at the bottom of the screen and click “High-speed connection”. When using Windows 10, you will be redirected to the Dialing menu, where you can connect, change or delete the connection.

      VPN via L2TP/PPTP

      Some providers, such as Beeline, connect their subscribers via VPN technology using the L2TP or PPTP standard. In the menu for creating a new connection, select Connection to the workplace – Use my Internet connection – Internet address, enter the data from the contract. Come up with a name, for example, the name of the provider, and click “Create”.

      Now go to the menu for changing adapter parameters. Right-click on the name of your connection (the adapter will be called WAN miniport) – Properties – in the “Type of VPN” select the parameters recommended by the provider. We will connect from the networks menu by clicking on the name. If you have Windows 10, you will be redirected to the connection menu.

      ADSL modem

      ADSL access is not so popular. The signal comes from the telephone line, while the phone itself continues to work as usual. Connect the phone and the modem to the splitter that distributes the signal from the line, the modem with the second connector to the laptop, and then set up the connection on the computer. The procedure is no different from cable internet.

      The service provider will indicate on which connection it provides wired internet. Most often it is static IP or PPPoE. Use the previous paragraph to set up the modem.

      Wireless connection

      To get wireless access, you need to purchase a Wi-Fi router. Plug it into a power outlet, plug the Internet cable into the designated connector (it always differs in color). Next, enter the settings interface via Wi-Fi or cable. Information about the login parameters is indicated on the router itself or in the instructions for it. Enter the IP address, username and password.

      The first time you connect, you will be prompted for quick setup. Select your city and provider name and enter your connection details. If your provider is not in the list, check with him the type of connection, select it in the network settings, enter the data, save and connect.

      On the laptop, check for drivers for the wireless Wi-Fi module. This can be done through Device Manager. If the module works correctly, its name will be displayed in full. If the drivers are missing or not installed correctly, a yellow exclamation mark will appear next to the name “Wireless Adapter”. You will need to download the driver for the wireless Wi-Fi module from the laptop manufacturer’s website.

      Wi-Fi adapter must be enabled, it can be activated with the key combination FN + F1–F12. More details can be found in the instructions for the laptop. In the right corner of the bottom of the screen, you will see the Internet icon in the form of an antenna with a yellow star. Click on it, select your wireless network from the available connections, enter the password and click Connect.

      Mobile communication

      When you are unable to connect to the fixed Internet, you can use the offer of mobile operators. The quality of these services is high. In many cities, access speed is equivalent to home Internet. You can connect via a 3G modem, mobile 3G router, and use your phone as an access point.

      3G modem

      It looks like a flash drive into which a SIM card is inserted. When connecting for the first time, the system launches a program to set up the connection. If you purchased a modem in an official communications store of operators, it will have a corporate look and settings for working on the network of this particular company. With rare exceptions, you do not have to manually prescribe the settings. You will need to select a tariff, use the menu to activate the SIM card and the balance on it and connect. Subsequently, it will be enough to insert the modem into the laptop and click the “Connect” button in the program menu.

      3G router

      In terms of functionality, this is an ordinary router, only a SIM card is inserted into it instead of a cable. Considering that most models have a built-in battery, you can distribute mobile Internet via Wi-Fi without being tied to a power cord. After inserting the SIM card, go through the setup procedure like a regular router through the web interface.

      Phone as a hotspot

      Another easy option is to use your Android or iOS phone as a modem. It is enough to activate the item in the menu. You can read more about this method in our article “How to connect a tablet to the Internet.” However, keep in mind that the phone’s battery drains very quickly. Therefore, it is advisable to connect it to a power source or connect via USB.


      Now you are familiar with all the ways to connect to the Internet on your laptop. Setting it up via cable, Wi-Fi or modem is not difficult at all. All service providers try to make life as easy as possible for their users. Even if something does not work out, you can call technical support.

      What technology do you use to connect to the Internet? Share your experience in the comments.

      How to connect a laptop (computer) to Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi 9 connection issues0001

      In this article, we will take a closer look at the process of connecting a laptop or Windows 7 computer to the Internet via Wi-Fi. I think the article will be useful to many, because when you first connect to Wi-Fi, there are always a lot of questions. As a rule, they are associated with installing the necessary drivers, enabling a wireless adapter on a laptop, etc. More on that later.

      Notebook, generally a great thing. I do not really understand people who are now buying stationary computers. Except for serious games. Well, you must admit, with a laptop it is much more convenient. If you want a big screen, you can connect it to a monitor or TV. It does not make noise, and if necessary, you can take it with you. And yet, all modern (and not so) laptops have a built-in Wi-Fi module. A receiver that allows you to connect your laptop to the Internet via a wireless Wi-Fi network. In the case of a desktop computer, you will need to purchase a USB (or PCI) Wi-Fi receiver.

      All you need is to buy and install a Wi-Fi router (if you don’t already have one), it will distribute Wi-Fi to which you connect your laptop. You can connect your computer to a free Wi-Fi network in cafes, shops, etc. Or, to your neighbor’s unsecured network 🙂 This is much more convenient than laying a network cable. If for a regular desktop computer this is still normal, then for a laptop this is no longer the case. And it’s not convenient to move around the house all the time with this wire.

      Connecting a laptop to the Internet is not difficult, provided that the Wi-Fi driver is installed. Many people have a lot of problems because of the driver. If you simply did not install the driver on your Wi-Fi receiver, or you installed Windows yourself and did not install it, then you will not be able to connect to Wi-Fi. But, perhaps, you already have everything installed and configured, therefore, first we will consider the process of a normal connection to a wireless network. If you can’t learn from it, there won’t be a wireless connection, etc., then read the article to the end, we will consider possible problems.

      Connect laptop to Wi-Fi

      Let’s first consider the connection process without any settings and checks. Why complicate things, maybe you already have everything set up. If everything is fine, your laptop sees the wireless network and is ready to connect, then the Internet connection icon on the notification bar will look like this:

      The connection status, which looks like a network level with an asterisk (as in the picture above), indicates that the laptop sees available networks and is ready to connect to them. Click on this icon, then select the Wi-Fi network to which we need to connect and press the button Connection . In Windows 10, the Wi-Fi connection process is slightly different. If necessary, detailed instructions can be found here.

      If the network is password protected, a window will appear in which you need to specify the password and confirm the connection by pressing the button Ok .

      That’s it, your laptop should connect to the Wi-Fi network. The connection status will be like this:

      You can use the Internet.

      If you see connection status “No connections available” , it looks like this:

      This means that most likely everything is configured on your laptop, but the laptop simply does not see networks available for connection. Perhaps there is simply no coverage in this place. If you are connecting to your network, then check if the router is turned on. If it is enabled, then try restarting it.

      I wrote about the solution to this problem in a separate article: there are no available connections in Windows.

      This is how the connection will go when you have installed the driver for the Wi-Fi adapter and the adapter itself is turned on. But very often the adapter on the laptop is turned off, or no one installed the driver on it at all. In such cases, many questions arise. Now we will analyze in detail both cases, due to which you may have problems connecting your laptop to a wireless network.

      Enable “Wireless Network Connection” on a laptop

      If your wireless connection is disabled, or the Wi-Fi driver is not installed, then the connection status will look like this:

      This means that it is not possible to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, and there is no connection via a network cable. As I wrote above, this happens due to the adapter being turned off, or due to the lack of a driver. Let’s first check if you have “Wireless Network Connection” disabled. This, of course, is unlikely, unless you turned it off yourself, but you need to check.

      Click on the internet connection icon, and select Network and Sharing Center .

      Then select Change adapter settings .

      We look at the adapter “Wireless network connection” , if it is disabled, then right-click on it and select Enable .

      After that, the connection status “There are available connections” should appear (if there are Wi-Fi networks in the radius).

      Turn on wireless connections with buttons on a laptop

      It seems to me that now manufacturers do not install separate buttons to turn on the Wi-Fi adapter. But, if you are having problems connecting to Wi-Fi, then charmingly check if there is a special button to disable / enable wireless connections on your laptop. I know for sure that Toshiba liked to make such switches.

      Now, on laptops, a keyboard shortcut is used to disable / enable the wireless network. As a rule, different manufacturers have different keys. But usually it’s Fn+F2 . So on Asus laptops. You can see for yourself, there should be a network icon on the key that is pressed in tandem with Fn. Something like this:

      True, my combination of these buttons is responsible for turning off Bluetooth. Wi-Fi does not seem to respond at all. But, yours may be different. It’s definitely worth checking out.

      If there is no “Wireless Network Connection” adapter at all in the adapters management window, but Wi-Fi is definitely on your computer / laptop, then this means that no driver installed on Wi-Fi adapter .

      Now we will check everything and try to solve this problem.

      Checking and installing the driver on Wi-Fi

      I have not yet seen a case that after installing Windows 7, the system itself installed the driver on the Wi-Fi adapter. In Windows 8, this is much better. Windows 10 often installs the necessary drivers itself. So, after installing Windows, in order to use Wi-Fi, you need to install a driver specifically for your laptop or adapter (very often, adapters from different manufacturers are installed in one laptop model. It is because of this that you can see several drivers on Wi -Fi, on the manufacturer’s website).

      We go into the device manager.

      In the device manager, open the tab Network adapters , and look for a Wi-Fi driver. I have it called Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter, it is installed. You should also have something like a Wireless Network Adapter.

      If you do not have a wireless connection, then most likely you will not find an adapter either. You need to install the driver, then Wi-Fi will work. And yet, if the driver on the Wireless Network Adapter is not installed, then there will be at least one unknown device with a yellow exclamation mark in the Device Manager. It looks something like this:

      This is most likely the same Wireless adapter that the laptop does not know how to work with.

      Driver installation

      All you have to do is download the correct driver and install it. It is best to download the driver from the official website of your laptop / adapter manufacturer, and for your laptop (or adapter) model. Best of all, use Google to find the official website of your laptop, for example Asus, then use the site search on the site, indicating the model of your laptop. Most likely, your computer page will be found, open it and find utility and driver downloads there. Find the driver on Wireless and download it for the operating system you need.

      Most likely, the driver will be in the archive. To install, run the .exe file from the archive. For example, the archive with the driver for my laptop:

      After installing the driver, restart the laptop and try to connect to the wireless network, following the instructions. I wrote more about driver installation in the article about installing a driver for a Wi-Fi adapter in Windows 7.

      If some points from the article remained incomprehensible to you, or you still couldn’t connect your computer to Wi-Fi, then write about it in the comments, we will try to solve your problem.

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