While we're (still) waiting
for the Wireless 802.11ac revolution to begin, you may be thinking to yourself, "I wonder what hardware is already 802.11ac compatible." You might also be thinking that there's got to be a catchier name than 802.11ac. (I think maybe "Super-Fi" or "Semper-Fi" would be good, but I think that last one's taken.)
Luckily, you don't have to wonder anymore. There's a little site with the unappetizing name of Wiki-Devi that's compiled an always-up-to-date list
of the latest 802.11ac (Super-Fi?) hardware. Compared to what's out there for the older 802.11n standard, there isn't a lot yet, but hey don't blame them. The standard isn't even ratified yet.
Sooner or later, you'll probably upgrade to 802.11ac or whatever they call it. It will probably be in your next laptop (if you ever buy another laptop) and if the low-power chips come down in price, it will probably grace the phones and tablets you buy in 2014 and beyond. Of course, we'll ignore the nasty little secret that even 1999's 802.11a standard
is fast enough for the internet speed you have at home anyway.