Dell Releases Draft 802.11n Wireless Card

The Dell Wireless 1500 card is available now for Dell XPS laptops and certain Inspiron laptops, but judging from the all the problems that draft N has been facing, we're glad they're releasing this as an addon card and not embedding it in the laptop itself.

The card supports 802.11n as well as 802.11a/b/g, which makes this actually a decent card if you're looking for one that has a/g support. Dell claims that the card gets up to 270 Mbps when in N-mode and attached to an N router with "Intensi-fi" technology. At $59, this card isn't half-bad if you're looking for an N solution to attach to your new draft N router. If you find out later that it's incompatible with the final draft, you can always pawn it off on someone on Craigslist who doesn't know better.

Press Release [Dell via Daily Tech]