TP-link Touch Screen P5 AC1900 Router
TP-link releases new Wireless AC1900 Touch Screen P5 router, easy to setup without a computer or tablet, coverage up to 10,000Sq ft.
The trend of today technology is to make everything easy, all of high tech devices are made as easy as possible to make it operational including wireless routers. Google On is now integrated into wireless router, Google liaise with Asus and TP-link to introduce Google OnHub wireless router. Securifi Almond range extender has been around for a while with touch screen range extender and becomes best seller #1 in Amazon for range extender category.
TP-link offers similar product with touch screen – the RE590 Range extender which is also coming with the wifi trend touch screen range extender. See also TP-link RE590 range extender Vs Securifi almond. And in addition of range extender, TP-link offers new Touch screen wireless router – the Touch P5 AC1900 Touch Screen Wi-Fi Gigabit Router.
What this product does
TP-link Touch P5 is wireless AC1900 gigabit router, a wireless router based on 802.11AC technology delivering total bandwidth of up to 1900Mbps dual band with 4.3” touch screen to manage the network including setup, mode selection, modify network setting, parental control and still more. Comes with three high power dual band antenna with high powered amplifiers to cover large area of up to 10,000 Sq ft. For traditional wireless router in wireless AC1900 TP-link offers best seller Archer C9 wireless AC1900 router.
Unlike the previous TP-link RE590T and also wall-plug design RE450 which are dedicatedly designed as the range extender, this Touch P5 AC1900 router is designed to work in multi operation modes depends on what you need, as the wireless router, repeater or access point.
- Based on wireless AC1900 technology
- 3x dual band external antennas with high power amplifiers
- Beamforming technology for solid connection
- Easy network management via 4.3” responsive touch screen
- Powered by 1GHz dual core processor
- Multi-mode including wireless router, access point or repeater
It gives you only one minute setup via the touchscreen without connecting to computer or tablet to setup, manage or other network security settings. All can be done from the responsive touch screen easily.
Have a look at the following video introduction for TP-link AC1900 touch screen router for better insight about the product (courtesy YouTube and TP-link).
Comparison with Securifi Almond Plus
TP-link is one step to left behind Securifi Almond in introducing touch screen wireless router. Securifi is specialized in this stuff for a while and the good news is that all Securifi Almond products become best seller in Amazon minus the Almond Plus which is still new and see how good is this Almond with wireless AC technology. Originally Securifi introduces two products based on wireless N300 standard with touch screen. The latest product is Securifi Almond Plus which is based on wireless AC technology.
Let’s see how spec comparison between TP-link Touch P5 AC1900 router with Securifi Almond Plus presented in the following comparison table 1.
Table 1 TP-link Touch P5 AC1900 router Vs Securifi Almond Plus
|TP-link Touch Screen P5||Securifi Almond Plus|
|Speeds||Up to 1300Mbps in 5GHz + up to 600Mbps in 2.4GHz||Up to 1300Mbps in 5GHz + up to 450Mbps in 2.4GHz|
|Antennas||Three dual band antennas with 700mW high-powered amplifiers||Internal antennas|
|Ethernet Ports||4x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
1x Gigabit WAN Port
|4x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
1x Gigabit WAN Port
|USB Ports||1x USB 3.0 Port
1x USB 2.0 Port
|2x USB 3.0|
|Processor||1GHz dual core||Dual core processor|
|Home automation||N/A||ZigBee HA 1.2, Z-Wave|
|Operating modes||Wireless router, repeater, or access point||Wireless Router; Range Extender; Wireless Bridge; Access Point|
|Coverage||10,000 Sq ft||5,000 Sq ft|
Both touch screen routers are based on wireless AC technology but with different speeds. Touch P5 comes with more powerful wireless AC1900 while Almond comes with wireless AC1750. Speeds difference in 2.4GHz band, the same speeds in 5GHz band.
TP-link Touch P5 comes with 3x external high power antennas with amplifiers, covering larger are up to 10,000 Sq ft compared to Securifi Almond which can only cover up to 5,000 Sq ft with internal antennas. TP-link with 700mW amplifiers will boost the signal coverage to larger area in addition of high power external dual band antennas.
Both products come with the same Ethernet ports, 4x Gigabit LAN ports and one Gigabit WAN port for connecting to high speed modems such as TP-link TC-7610 cable modem or most wanted cable modem today Surfboard SB6183 or SB6190. This port is used when you configure this device to work as the wireless router.
2x USB 3.0 ports for Securifi Almond plus is more than enough, but that’s good when in case you need to host two high speed USB 3.0 storage at the same time for larger space disks instead of hosting USB 3.0 storage and printer. TP-link comes with variation of 1x USB 3.0 port and 1x USB 2.0 port like those mostly used in wireless routers in general.
TP-link touch P5 is not designed to support home automation like it is on Securifi Almond which is designed with ZigBee HA 1.2 and Z-Wave standards. This that makes Almond is different than other similar Touch screen routers, and this the feature that is also designed for Google OnHub.
For larger home, TP-link Touch P5 AC1900 router is ideal for ordinary users that demands effortless setup for wifi network in home, ideal for heavy duty applications demanding high bandwidth. Should you integrate your network for home automation, then Securifi Almond is your router.