TP-Link's new Deco M5 mesh networking system is made up of cute little white discs
Mesh networking systems are all the rage now and TP-Link's entry into this category is called the Deco M5.
The Deco M5 certainly lives up to its name, it looks like the most cute and stylish mesh networking system we have seen yet.
Each node is a simple minimalistic white disc. A small LED indicator on the top lets you know if the router is working properly or not.
Unlike some other mesh networking systems, the TP-Link Deco M5 is a true mesh networking system and can be daisy-chained, making it ideal for multistory homes or homes with long layouts.
TP-Link says up to 10 Deco M5 nodes can be used to form a large network.
However, the Deco M5 is only a dual-band system, which means nodes do not have a dedicated network for backhaul communication. This could be reduced performance, especially if there are many devices connected to the network.
It's an AC1300-class router, so it supports data transfer rates of up to 400Mbps on its 2.4 GHz network and 867Mbps on its 5GHz network. Each node will have two Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports.
The TP-Link Deco M5 will only be available as a 3-pack bundle for now and it will launch tomorrow exclusively at Challenger and Hachi.tech. It will be available at a special launch price of S$339. Regular price is S$459.