The Deco Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System is a more than capable device for the average user, especially homeowners requiring additional coverage with minimum effort.
The TP-Link Deco M4 is a reasonably priced three-piece Wi-Fi system that delivers solid router performance and robust parental controls.
Overall the TP-Link Deco M4 does what it promised: a fast and stable mess network in your home. While it lacks a web interface that would suit advanced users, this router still delivers a decent performance.
When it comes to value the Deco M4 hits all points bringing a cost effective dual band mesh solution to the masses.
The TP-Link Deco M4 is rarely good enough to justify itself as a replacement for the M5, and it makes one-too-many software compromises for it to hold up as the budget-friendly alternative either.
The Deco M4 offers very similar performance in both the mesh and the throughput test. In both practical tests, the M5 does just that little bit better, as do several considerably more expensive competitors. With a price of 169 euros for a 3-pack (120 euros for a 2-pack), TP-Link thus once again offers an almost unprecedented price-performance ratio with the Deco M4. The Great Value award is therefore well deserved.
At RM399 for a pack of 2 device, it not only offers very good value for money. It works very well and it is a good bargain for those living in a big property.
Deco M4 or M4R is the most affordable mesh WiFi system from TP-Link. This model is designed to compete with aggressively priced mesh systems from other brands. For the lower price, you get good hardware and excellent speed for WiFi, but also fewer features than more expensive Deco models. One important strength is the fact that you can mix Deco M4 with other Deco models, and use it as an affordable way of extending the coverage of your existing mesh WiFi network. Deco M4 offers great value for the money, and with a few improvements on the firmware side, it might become the top-performing affordable mesh WiFi system that you can buy for an affordable price.
Even though the average speed is lower than other brands, I like its reliability, though I still prefer the Deco M5 for its smaller size, albeit almost double the price. If you have a limited budget, then I’d say the Deco M4 is a no-brainer. The offer is too attractive to let go. For even better coverage, get more units, which still adds up to be cheaper than other brands.