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    Why I didn't choose an Asus ROG router

    My old Asus router died and I had to search for a replacement. I read a lot of reviews including on SmallNetBuilder. I was considering an Asus ROG router, but one thing held me back. And that is the way they looked. There's no way I could put one of those extremely garish and hideous looking things in my office/room. It looks like a toy for a child. It looks like it was designed by a child. Asus seriously needs to hire some new designers who can make their ROG products look more mature and understated. Even the router interface is really ugly looking.

    I ended up going with a more normal looking lower end Asus router. The RT-AC1750 B1.

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    Tbh i buy asus router for the Merlin firmware support not for their look. Nonetheless i am happy with how my ac68u looks and with that firmware i am still to find something to complain (except of the usb3 port which create interferences but i don't use it anyway).
    One of a few asus devices i own for which i don't complain. I wish i could do the same with my aura/armoury devices. :-P

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    We don't use them at our offices either for the same reason. Angular predator garish gaming stuff is not suited for "professional" environments.

    lol, the guys in the shop actually modded a few ROG gaming laptops, replacing the big gamer badge with something less juvenile, I've seen complaints in this forum about this before - a lot of people buy ROG for high-end gaming performance but they don't want ROG "style" distracting attention in meetings, presentations, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riekopo View Post
    My old Asus router died and I had to search for a replacement. I read a lot of reviews including on SmallNetBuilder. I was considering an Asus ROG router, but one thing held me back. And that is the way they looked. There's no way I could put one of those extremely garish and hideous looking things in my office/room. It looks like a toy for a child. It looks like it was designed by a child. Asus seriously needs to hire some new designers who can make their ROG products look more mature and understated. Even the router interface is really ugly looking.

    I ended up going with a more normal looking lower end Asus router. The RT-AC1750 B1.
    The ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is after all a gaming router, with a design consistent with other gaming hardware in our ecosystem. The majority of high-end custom gaming PCs and peripherals are also inappropriate for the average office. That's why ASUS offers a wide variety of designs for you to choose from, RT-AC3100 is worth checking out if you are in search of performance, and aesthetics to match your office.

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    Clues in the branding name.

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    Yes, there's "clues" in the branding. It's not hard to see exactly what you're buying, there's photos all over the place, there's no surprises.

    Quite often people buy the game-branded stuff because they want game-branded performance. It's faster and better than business-branded Dell or Acer or HP junk. They want the performance, they're willing to pay the premium for the performance promised by the brand, but they don't want to esport childish brand pwnage in a work environment.
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    Republic of Gamers, nothing about the brand alludes to being suitable for a corporate environment lol . That said, I can't see why aesthetics matter in a corporate environment on something like a router.
    Last edited by Silent Scone@ASUS; 03-03-2018 at 07:58 AM.

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    remove

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    Im sorry I opened this thread to read it. Very........Childish.......
    What does it matter what it looks like?
    Netgears TOL isnt any different.
    They go in a corner somewhere.

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    Its a gaming router, get over it

    I quite like the aesthetics of the router. If you're more business minded, you can get one of those Cisco routers that look like boxes.

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