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Comparing Arris SURFboard SB8200 and Motorola MB8600

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Arris SURFboard SB8200 ranks #5 out of 131. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Motorola MB8600 ranks #3 out of 131. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Arris SURFboard SB8200: Buy | Customer Reviews
Motorola MB8600: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Motorola MB8600 more than Arris SURFboard SB8200

As of 2 Jul 2022, experts prefer Motorola MB8600 over Arris SURFboard SB8200, but both Modems have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Motorola MB8600 received 5 recommendations: from Popular Mechanics (26 Oct 2021), BestReviews (1 Nov 2021) HighSpeedInternet (28 Jan 2022) and 2 others. By contrast, Arris SURFboard SB8200 received only 6 recommendations from PC Guide (31 Jan 2022), BestReviews (1 Nov 2021) HighSpeedInternet (28 Jan 2022) and 3 others.

Rank Change Price Modem
Popular Mechanics
BestCovery
PC Guide
BestReviews
HighSpeedInternet
Wirecutter
Networks Hardware
Tom's Guide
The Strategist
Lifewire
2
- $144
Motorola MB8600
4
-
-
3
1
3
1
-
-
-
3
- $146
Arris SURFboard SB8200
-
-
1
4
2
-
5
-
9
5

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 1 Nov 2021 BestReviews ranked Motorola MB8600 as #3 and Arris SURFboard SB8200 as #4
    Rank Modem Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 5 Motorola MB8600
    Long Lasting
    #4 out of 5 Arris SURFboard SB8200
    Customer Favorite
    ... ... ...
  • On 28 Jan 2022 HighSpeedInternet ranked Motorola MB8600 as #1 and Arris SURFboard SB8200 as #2
    Rank Modem Comment
    #1 out of 5 Motorola MB8600
    Best overall
    #2 out of 5 Arris SURFboard SB8200
    Best value
    ... ... ...
  • On 17 Jan 2022 Networks Hardware ranked Motorola MB8600 as #1 and Arris SURFboard SB8200 as #5
    Rank Modem Comment
    #1 out of 9 Motorola MB8600
    Editor’s Choice – Cable Modem
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 9 Arris SURFboard SB8200
    Runner Up – Cable Modem
    ... ... ...
  • On 31 Jan 2022 PC Guide ranked Arris SURFboard SB8200 as #1
    Rank Modem Comment
    #1 out of 5 Arris SURFboard SB8200
    Editor's Choice
    ... ... ...
  • On 18 Feb 2021 The Strategist ranked Arris SURFboard SB8200 as #9
    Rank Modem Comment
    ... ... ...
    #9 out of 9 Arris SURFboard SB8200
    Best Docsis 3.1 cable modem
    Source: nymag.com
  • On 6 Jan 2022 Lifewire ranked Arris SURFboard SB8200 as #5
    Rank Modem Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 7 Arris SURFboard SB8200
    Best Value
    ... ... ...
  • On 26 Oct 2021 Popular Mechanics ranked Motorola MB8600 as #4
    Rank Modem Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 5 Motorola MB8600
    Best Docsis 3.1
    ... ... ...
  • On 13 May 2022 Wirecutter ranked Motorola MB8600 as #3
    Rank Modem Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 3 Motorola MB8600
    For gigabit internet plans

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 57 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Motorola MB8600 outranks Arris SURFboard SB8200. This is not to say that that Arris SURFboard SB8200 is a bad option. Like Motorola MB8600, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Motorola MB8600 and Arris SURFboard SB8200 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 SB8200
Motorola MB8600
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 Motorola MB8600 and Arris SURFboard SB8200 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 SB8200 and Motorola MB8600 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Arris SURFboard SB8200
In comparison:
Arris SURFboard SB8200 ranks #5 out of 131. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Motorola MB8600
In comparison:
Motorola MB8600 ranks #3 out of 131. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Median best-selling Modem
In comparison:
Netgear R6900-100NAS ranks #66 out of 131.
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7.1
Good





Motorola MB8600 is more popular than Arris SURFboard SB8200

It's fairly safe to say that Motorola MB8600 is a more popular modem than Arris SURFboard SB8200, based on its 20,000+ 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 SB8200 and Motorola MB8600 often consider Motorola MB8600, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Arris SURFboard SB8200 and Motorola MB8600
Motorola MB8600 $144
In comparison:
Motorola MB8600 ranks #3 out of 131. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
5 expert recommendations
Motorola MG7540 $130
In comparison:
Motorola MG7540 ranks #29 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.2
Great
2 expert recommendations Cheaper
Motorola MT7711 $166
In comparison:
Motorola MT7711 ranks #19 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
No expert recommendations
Arris SBG7400AC2 $149
In comparison:
Arris SBG7400AC2 ranks #13 out of 131. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
No expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Motorola MB8600 outranks Arris SURFboard SB8200 by 1 position. This indicates that, as of 2 Jul 2022, Motorola MB8600 is more critically acclaimed than Arris SURFboard SB8200.
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 [11]

91
Total expert reviews: 11
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by Techaeris
95
Average score based on 11 reviews
91
Lowest score by MBReviews
84

Score distribution:

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

Expert reviews [6]

88
Total expert reviews: 6
  • with a score: 3
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by DevsJournal
90
Average score based on 6 reviews
88
Lowest score by MBReviews
85

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Arris SURFboard SB8200: Buy | Customer Reviews
Motorola MB8600: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Approved for use with Cox, spectrum and Xfinity
  • Not compatible with: Verizon, AT&T, or CenturyLink. Not compatible with bundled voice services.
  • Cable Modem only (no Wi-Fi router). compatible with major U. S Cable Providers. Supports IPv4 and IPv6 internet browsing standards
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From Seller:
  • Top Internet Speeds for all Multi-gigabit Speed Tiers - Wirecutter recommends this model as the best cable modem for people using Gigabit Internet plans. Built-in DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 3.0 32x8 capabilities give top Internet speeds for all cable Internet services.
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0042822162221, 0042822163204, 0855631006170
UPC Numbers: 042822162221, 042822163204, 855631006170
Model Numbers: MB8600, MB8600-10
Arris SURFboard SB8200: Buy | Customer Reviews
Motorola MB8600: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Arris SURFboard SB8200 is a very popular option on the higher 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 Netgear N450 or Linksys CM3016 .

Arris SURFboard SB8200 is $59.38 more expensive than the average modem ($99.99).

Motorola MB8600 is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling modems and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Netgear C6250 or Arris SBG7400AC2 .

Motorola MB8600 is $44 more expensive than an average modem ($99.99).

Arris SURFboard SB8200: Buy | Customer Reviews
Motorola MB8600: Buy | Customer Reviews

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