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New laptop - wireless options

I am in the processing of purchasing an Hp laptop (6710b) and have the option of Intel Pro/Wireless that is ABG or ABGN (+$10, of course, for N) compatible.

My wireless router at home is a Linksys, Wireless-G (WRT54G model)....so I know I'll be fine with either in the house (though the N will go unused if I pay the extra for it).

My question is whether or not the extra $10 is worth it for accessing wireless on the road....hotels, cities with free access, etc. Are most using G or N these days? Believe it or not I'm new to the laptop world (always been on a desktop), so any guidance will be much appreciated!

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Pay now.

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You don't want to know how much it costs later to get the N feature.

Your choice though.

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That's kind of how I was leaning...

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....seemed like $10 now is nothing compared to getting the card later

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buy both

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There aren't may of ABN currently, but the adapter costs much more than the ABG.
I would say its better to take the N and buy a usb G adapter, who knows perhaps in the near future there will be N everywhere.

Wait, if they say ABGN perhaps you can use both N and G, better check first to the retailer.

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