You have a perfectly good MacBook Pro Retina or MacBook Air but you start thinking about maybe selling it to upgrade to the newest models since they have 802.11AC Wireless. You don’t have to. QuickerTek has released its QCard2, a replacement for the MacBook’s existing Wi-FI card. The Qcard plugs into the old card’s PCI-E slot and since it uses the same chipset as the first party AC card, it uses the native drivers included with OS X 10.8.4 or newer.
The Qcard2 comes in 2 versions, a 2-port for the 13″ MacBook Air and a 3-port for the 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina. Either way, the Qcard2 costs $149.
QuickerTek Brings Fast 802.11AC Wireless to Apple MacBook Air or MacBook Pro
WICHITA, Kan. –6/9/2014– Finally, 802.11ac wireless comes to the Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. Replacing the stock wireless card, QuickerTek’s new QCard2 provides all of the speed to some of the slightly older MacBook Air and Pro’s. And, since it is user-installable in the standard wireless card socket, users don’t sacrifice a USB or other external connection port. For only $149USD, Apple MacBook users get all the wireless speed available from the Apple AirPort Base Station or any other 802.11ac wireless access point.
There is a two antenna connector card for the MacBook Air and a three antenna connector card for the MacBook Pro, so users get a specific upgrade product. Users are ready to swap the wireless cards and start enjoying super-fast wireless in less than an hour.
The QCard2 is currently part of a money-saving bundle. For a limited time, the acHex 6-antenna upgraded Apple Base Station or Apple Time Capsule is bundled with the QCard2.
Limited Time QCard2 Offers
- QCard2 and acHex upgrade for customer’s Apple AirPort Base Station or Apple Time Capsule Extreme $298
- QCard2 and acHex upgrade for new Apple Time Capsule $397
- QCard2 and acHex upgrade for new Apple 2TB Time Capsule $697
- QCard2 and acHex upgrade for new Apple 3TB Time Capsule $797
- [users without a PCIe bus, may substitute the QuickerTek acNano USB external antenna, so no one is left out]
The QuickerTek acHex antenna upgrade brings the wireless signal strength of 6 external antennas to the Apple AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule products. This combination provides a powerful wireless system for home or office and are natural upgrades providing a complete wireless speed update.
For all those users who bought a MacBook with 802.11n wireless, the QCard2 is a quick and easy fix. Instead of suffering with slow wireless, those users can now upgrade and continue to use the MacBook that is ideal in every way except wireless speed.
- Delivers the fastest wireless speeds to slightly older MacBooks;
- Leaves USB ports free;
- No extra hardware to carry;
- User installable;
- Very low cost.
802.11 ac wireless is fast – almost twice the speed of the previous 802.11 a wireless of the built-in MacBook wireless card. This high-speed wireless provides streaming video, video conferencing with no hiccups, fast media file downloads and nearly instant web browsing.
QuickerTek makes the upgrade easy. Any MacBook Pro or Air running MacOS X 10.8.4+ and a PCIe bus, (which includes most newer MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models) is a candidate. The QCard2 package comes with complete instructions (additional instructions are also available on the QuickerTek website). The QCard2 also comes with all the tools necessary to install the upgrade. Thanks to the engineers at Apple, and their well thought out design, it’s very easy to install the QCard2. And by doing it yourself, you save money – no “hidden costs” for repair shop labor.
V1 for the MacBook Air
- Dimensions: 39mm x 19mm
- Ports: 2
V2 for the MacBook Pro
- Dimensions: 45mm x 18mm
- Ports: 3
- QCard Replacement Wi-Fi card
- T5 Torx Screwdriver
- Pentalobe Screwdriver for MacBook
Compatibility and pricing:
Apple Device QT P/N Price
MacBook Air QCard2 – 2 Port $149
MacBook Pro QCard2 – 3 Port $149
Like most QuickerTek products, the new QCard2 is backed with a one- year warranty on parts and labor. Additional product information is found at http://www.quickertek.com/products/QCard2.html.
QuickerTek has been a recognized leading innovator of antennas and RF products for Apple Power Macintosh, Mac Pro, iMac PPC and Intel, PowerBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro computers as well as battery and solar power products for MacBooks, iPads and iPhones. QuickerTek products can be purchased online at http://www.quickertek.com and from authorized dealers at http://www.quickertek.com/resellers.html.
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