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Comparing Arris SURFboard SB6190 and Motorola MB7420

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Arris SURFboard SB6190 ranks #14 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Motorola MB7420 ranks #15 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Arris SURFboard SB6190: Buy | Customer Reviews
Motorola MB7420: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Arris SURFboard SB6190 more than Motorola MB7420

As of 2 Jul 2022, experts prefer Arris SURFboard SB6190 over Motorola MB7420, but both Modems have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Arris SURFboard SB6190 received 3 recommendations: from BestCovery (6 Apr 2022), The Strategist (18 Feb 2021) and Lifewire (6 Jan 2022). Motorola MB7420 was also endorsed 3 times: by BestCovery (6 Apr 2022), Tom's Guide (29 Jun 2022) and Lifewire (6 Jan 2022). However, experts generally ranked Motorola MB7420 lower than Arris SURFboard SB6190 in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price Modem
Popular Mechanics
BestCovery
PC Guide
BestReviews
HighSpeedInternet
Wirecutter
Networks Hardware
Tom's Guide
The Strategist
Lifewire
6
- $67
Arris SURFboard SB6190
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
1
8
- $59
Motorola MB7420
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
7

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 6 Apr 2022 BestCovery ranked Arris SURFboard SB6190 as #1 and Motorola MB7420 as #2
    Rank Modem Comment
    #1 out of 5 Arris SURFboard SB6190
    Best Modem Overall
    #2 out of 5 Motorola MB7420
    Best Runner Up
    ... ... ...
  • On 6 Jan 2022 Lifewire ranked Arris SURFboard SB6190 as #1 and Motorola MB7420 as #7
    Rank Modem Comment
    #1 out of 7 Arris SURFboard SB6190
    Best Overall
    ... ... ...
    #7 out of 7 Motorola MB7420
    Best for Basic Internet Plans
  • On 18 Feb 2021 The Strategist ranked Arris SURFboard SB6190 as #7
    Rank Modem Comment
    ... ... ...
    #7 out of 9 Arris SURFboard SB6190
    Best cable modem for gamers
    ... ... ...
    Source: nymag.com
  • On 29 Jun 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Motorola MB7420 as #1
    Rank Modem Comment
    #1 out of 4 Motorola MB7420
    The best cable modem you can buy
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 57 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Arris SURFboard SB6190 outranks Motorola MB7420. This is not to say that that Motorola MB7420 is a bad option. Like Arris SURFboard SB6190, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Arris SURFboard SB6190 and Motorola MB7420 about the same

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Arris SURFboard SB6190
Motorola MB7420
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Both Arris SURFboard SB6190 and Motorola MB7420 have very similar great customer reviews.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling modem receives a consumer score of 7.1 (good). Both Arris SURFboard SB6190 and Motorola MB7420 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Arris SURFboard SB6190
In comparison:
Arris SURFboard SB6190 ranks #14 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Motorola MB7420
In comparison:
Motorola MB7420 ranks #15 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Median best-selling Modem
In comparison:
Netgear R6900-100NAS ranks #66 out of 131.
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7.1
Good





Motorola MB7420 is more popular than Arris SURFboard SB6190

It's fairly safe to say that Motorola MB7420 is a more popular modem than Arris SURFboard SB6190, based on its 6,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Arris SURFboard SB6190 and Motorola MB7420 often consider Motorola MB7420, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Arris SURFboard SB6190 and Motorola MB7420
Motorola MB7420 $59
In comparison:
Motorola MB7420 ranks #15 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
3 expert recommendations
Netgear CM500 $68
In comparison:
Netgear CM500 ranks #28 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.2
Great
7 expert recommendations More Popular
Arris SURFboard SB6183 $73
In comparison:
Arris SURFboard SB6183 ranks #16 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
3 expert recommendations
Arris SURFboard SB6121 $68
In comparison:
Arris SURFboard SB6121 ranks #23 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
No expert recommendations More Popular
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Arris SURFboard SB6190 outranks Motorola MB7420 by 2 positions. This indicates that, as of 2 Jul 2022, Arris SURFboard SB6190 is more critically acclaimed than Motorola MB7420.
Rank Change Price Modem
Popular Mechanics
BestCovery
PC Guide
BestReviews
HighSpeedInternet
Wirecutter
Networks Hardware
Tom's Guide
The Strategist
Lifewire
1
- $68
Netgear CM500
2
-
5
2
-
2
3
2
6
-
2
- $144
Motorola MB8600
4
-
-
3
1
3
1
-
-
-
3
- $146
Arris SURFboard SB8200
-
-
1
4
2
-
5
-
9
5
4
- $83
Motorola MB7621
1
-
-
-
-
1
4
-
4
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [6]

90
Total expert reviews: 6
  • with a score: 1
  • without a score: 5

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [4]

90
Total expert reviews: 4
  • with a score: 1
  • without a score: 3

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Arris SURFboard SB6190: Buy | Customer Reviews
Motorola MB7420: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Power your home network with the SB6190 to deliver fast speeds and a reliable connection to the Internet. The SURFboard SB6190 is a DOCSIS 3.0 modem that's capable of download speeds up to 1.4 Gbps.
  • Get internet speeds up to 1.4 Gbps for downloads and 262 Mbps for uploads based on your cable ISP subscription.
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From Seller:
  • Recommended for actual cable Internet service speeds up to 375 Mbps. A Full-Band Capture Digital Tuner ensures faster, more reliable Internet.
  • This cable modem's one Gigabit Ethernet port connects to a WiFi router, computer, HDTV, game station, or streaming video device. (This cable modem does not have a built-in wireless router or telephone call capability. The Motorola MG7310, MG7315, MG7550, and MG7700 have a built-in wireless router.)
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Unboxing Review of Arris Surfboard SB6190 32-Channel Cable Modem
Review by netman88
Popular! 23K views!
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ARRIS Surfboard SB6190 With DUAL Asus AC66U extended wifi signal! easy set-up!
Review by MoVoltage MoPower
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The Best Cable Modem Arris Surfboard SB6190 1.4 GBPS Unboxing & Overview 32 channels down and 8 up
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Motorolla MB7420 Unboxing & Speed testing
Review by Matinikk
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Motorola MB7420 Cable Modem
Review by Deejay Bishop
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MOTOROLA 16x4 Cable Modem, Model MB7420, 686 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0612572210727, 0612572214077
UPC Numbers: 612572210727, 612572214077
Model Numbers: SB6190
EAN Numbers: 0855631006019, 0855631006149
UPC Numbers: 855631006019, 855631006149
Model Numbers: MB7420-10, MB7420-10-W
Arris SURFboard SB6190: Buy | Customer Reviews
Motorola MB7420: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Arris SURFboard SB6190 is a very popular and one of the less expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling modems and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Arris SURFboard SB6121 or Netgear CM500 .

Arris SURFboard SB6190 is $32.99 less expensive than an average modem ($99.99).

Motorola MB7420 is a very popular option on the lower end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling modems and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Arris TM802G or U.S. Robotics 56K V.90 .

Motorola MB7420 is $41 cheaper than the average modem ($99.99).

Arris SURFboard SB6190: Buy | Customer Reviews
Motorola MB7420: Buy | Customer Reviews

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