I shopped at Best Buy none of the surge protectors had the controlled outputs that this model has. In addition, the APC surge protector has a lifetime warranty on both the product and connected equipment that many competitors don't offer. The reason for selecting this partcular model was based partly on better surge protection specs.
We had a Non-APC vendor power surge protecting our outside cable coax line and a network cable coming into our house from the outside (my husband does astrophotography in the backyard and needs network connectivity better than wireless.) Well lightning struck the back of our yard and took out BOTH the coax and Cat5e network cable, long with very piece of IT gear we had. It took 2 weeks to get us back up and running with Comcast. I'm hoping this does better. We are using both the network and coax surge protectors and most of the plugs. We are crossing our fingers.
If you need further help or information please visit our Online Help Center