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Review: Speedy new AirPort Time Capsule is a good buy

At a Glance
  • Apple AirPort Time Capsule 2TB (802.11ac)

    Macworld Rating

    Apple's AirPort Time Capsule is a strong 802.11ac router that provides 2TB of shared storage for media and client backups.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Apple's AirPort Time Capsule is a strong 802.11ac router that provides 2TB of shared storage for media and client backups.

    MSRP: $299 with 2TB hard drive; $399 with 3TB hard drive.

    Pros

    • Very fast TCP throughput, thanks to its 802.11ac support
    • Three send and three receive antennas for each band (2.4- and 5GHz)
    • Integrated 2TB hard drive

    Cons

    • An apparent bug in OS X is throttling real-world file-transfer speed
    • Slightly noisy cooling fan

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