TP-Link at CES 2019: Wallet-Friendly 802.11ax Products Announcedby Ganesh T S on January 7, 2019 2:15 PM EST
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TP-Link recently introduced a couple of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers based on Broadcom's platform. At CES 2019, the company announced multiple new Wi-Fi 6 products to provide wallet-friendly entry points to the new technology. However, the key introduction in our opinion is the Deco X10 - the latest update to their Deco lineup of mesh networking / whole-home Wi-Fi products. The Deco lineup has traditionally used Qualcomm's platforms. For the Deco X10 with 802.11ax support, TP-Link has decided to adopt a Broadcom platform.
The list of 802.11ax products announced by TP-Link at CES include:
- Deco X10 2-pack (Q3 2019 / $350)
- Archer AX1800 Router (Q3 2019 / $130)
- Archer AX1500 Router (TBD)
- RE705X AX1800 Wi-Fi Range Extender (Q3 2019 / $100)
Since these are essentially early product announcements, we do not have concrete technical details yet. Most vendors are focusing on the high-end market with their Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) product portfolio. TP-Link's decision to bring 802.11ax products across a wider price range will enable faster market adoption for the new technology.
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RealBeast - Monday, January 7, 2019 - linkWell at least they announced inexpensive phantom products.
Frenetic Pony - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link"Inexpensive" being a relative term here. 802.11n is still waaaay cheaper than this or .AC
Why is this stuff so expensive? : (
GreenReaper - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - linkBecause they want to recoup the development cost, and make a profit. There's a high upfront cost to designing the chips, making the masks, building the fabs. People who see sufficient value in the new technology will be willing to pay. And people who don't, won't, and have access to something cheaper.
iwod - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - link> Archer AX1800 Router (Q3 2019 / $130)
Q3? Seriously most of these 802.11AX announcement are useless..
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