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TP-LINK Touch P5

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST - Ian Chee

You have ac­cess to parental con­trols, QoS, WPS, and even set up a print server. You can also change how the screen be­haves, like how long it stays on be­fore it goes to sleep, as it were, and how bright you want it to be.

Touch­screen aside, ev­ery­thing else is as you’d ex­pect from an AC1900 router. It has a 2.4GHz band and a 5GHz band. There are three de­tach­able an­ten­nas, one WAN port and four LAN ports. There’s a power but­ton, a re­set but­ton, a USB 2.0 port, and a USB 3.0 port. Most of them are lo­cated at the back, but the last one is, quite pe­cu­liarly, found on one of the front cor­ners.

With the fea­tures done, we move on to its ac­tual per­for­mance. In our usual file trans­fer test, the Touch P5 suc­cess­fully trans­ferred 1GB worth of files from its USB port to a note­book PC via its 5GHz band in four min­utes and 32 sec­onds. While not too shabby, it does feel like the nov­elty of its touch screen is over­shad­ow­ing ev­ery­thing else about the Touch P5, in­clud­ing per­for­mance. But then again, con­sid­er­ing the name, that is pos­si­bly the point.

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