[Staples] (Router) Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 ($280-$289)
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- May 19, 2020
Sign-up Staples e-mail for $10 off $100: Staples Email Sign-up
Ebates: 1% cashback Staples
Total: $299 - $10 + HST - $2.89 (Ebates) - (Cashback CC 1-2%) = Price $280-$289
1. Staples stopped sending out those generous coupons so this $10 off $100 for sign-up is as good as it gets for now.
2. If you don't get the Ebates cashback, just message them for it.
3. No you cannot flash this Asus router with Merlin
4. Yes you could buy the RT-AC5300 and flash it with Merlin but that router is (arguably) an inferior router for the same price right now
5. If Staples tries to offer you an Open Box Item, just ask for another 10% off.
6. Yes, this router will be an excellent router for your AiMesh main router as well as large homes (up to 5000sqft)
7. Yes Wifi 6 is coming out, buy an AX router if you really need Wifi 6
8. Theoretical difference between Wifi 5 (AC router) and Wifi 6 (AX router) is 3.5Gbps vs 9.6Gbps
9. And no, you don't really need Wifi 6 unless you're running some super network at home
10. Yes this router is AiMesh capable and is an excellent Primary Router
11. Yes this router runs circles around RT-AC68U, RT-AC66U B1, RT-AC86U, and RT-AC5300
12. Yes this router is Tri-band 2.4 GHz+ 5.8 GHz + 5.3-5.7 GHZ (DFS band) *Thanks to @elgros4
13. Yes it is a quad-core ARM based 1.8Ghz CPU and yes it may be faster than that overpriced Macbook you bought
14. Yes it is overkill for a regular home
15. Yes it is a gaming router with all the gaming prioritization functions that you will ever need
16. Yes this router has one of the best built-in array of security functions
17. Yes you can run a VPN through this router like OpenVPN or NordVPN
18. Gigabit LAN 8 ports, Gaming LAN ports 2, USB 3.0 ports 2, and WAN port
19. Yes it is huge and looks like a spider with 8 antennas and 4x4 802.11ac MU-MIMO
20. Absolutely, this router will destroy all your enemies
21. And finally, yes this is an excellent price for this router. The lowest it has ever been with Staples coupons was around $280 + ebates + CC cashback.