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TP-Link Deco X90 Giveaway: It’s a Solid Mesh Steal!

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In case you don’t know, I generally buy the hardware I review on Dong Knows Tech with my own money.

Often, I purchase multiple sets or units for testing and personal/business uses. Increasingly, vendors also send me hardware and refuse to get them back.

Over time, I’ve accumulated an extensive collection of slightly used, practically new, or even brand-new hardware. Eventually, all will become e-waste.

I hate wasting resources, including the storage space itself. And I’m sure some of you will put the hardware you’ve come to the site to read about to good use.

So it’s a win-win to give it away. And time is running out!

TP-Link Deco X90 giveaway: The actual set that you might win.
TP-Link Deco X90 giveaway: The actual set that you might win.

TP-Link Deco X90 giveaway

For this first time around, the hardware in question is the TP-Link Deco X90 Tri-band AX6600 Mesh System, currently available on Amazon for $450. You can buy it there or get a chance to win it here.

  • Condition: Brand-new, still in plastic wrap, albeit a bit dusty.
  • Monetary value: $0.00 — Hello, it’s a giveaway!
  • Practical value: Potentially an excellent Wi-Fi solution for a large home — 4000 ft2 (372 m2), give or take — with Gigabit-class broadband.

I originally intended to test the mesh set for an in-depth review but decided not to when realizing it was very similar to the Deco X5700, which itself is quite an excellent mesh.

Deco X90: Hardware specs

As mentioned above, I didn’t do an in-depth review of the Deco X90. Below are its hardware specifications against the similarly-specced Deco X5700.

TP-Link Deco X90: Hardware specification

Full Name TP-Link Deco X90
AX6600 Whole Home
Mesh Wi-Fi System
TP-Link Deco X5700 
AX5700 Whole Home 
Mesh Wi-Fi System
Model Deco X90 Deco X5700
Mesh Availability 2-Pack (Identical Routers) 2-Pack (Identical Routers)
Dimensions 8.3 × 5.1 × 4.8 in 
(210.5 × 130 × 123 mm)
8.3 × 5.1 × 4.8 in 
(210.5 × 130 × 123 mm)
Processor 1.5GHz Quad-Core 1.5GHz Quad-Core
Wi-Fi Technology Tri-band AX6600 Tri-band AX5700
5GHz-1 Wi-Fi Specs 4×4 AX: Up to 4804 Mbps
Channel Width: 20/40/80/160MHz
3×3 AX: Up to 3843 Mbps
Channel Width: 20/40/80/160MHz
5GHz-2 Wi-Fi Specs 2×2 AX: Up to 1201 Mbps
Channel Width: 20/40/80MHz
2×2 AX: Up to 1201 Mbps
Channel Width: 20/40/80MHz
2.4GHz Wi-Fi Specs 2×2 AX:  up to 574 Mbps
Channel Width: 20/40MHz
2×2 AX:  up to 574 Mbps
Channel Width: 20/40MHz
Backward Compatibility 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
Wireless Security WPA2, WPA3 WPA2, WPA3
Mobile App TP-Link Deco TP-Link Deco
Web User Interface Yes (Limited) Yes (Limited)
Bridge Mode No No
AP Mode Yes Yes
USB Port None None
Gigabit Port 1× WAN/LAN 1× WAN/LAN
Multi-Gig Port 1x 2.5Gbps WAN/LAN 1x 2.5Gbps WAN/LAN
Link Aggregation None None
Suggested Price
(at launch)
$500 (2-pack) $390 (2-pack)
Hardware specifications: Deco X90 vs. Deco X5700

How to enter to win — Please read this part carefully!

To enter the contest for the chance to win, please do the following:

  1. Publicly and permanently — not via a “story” — share this post (or any other post on the site that you find more useful) via a social media platform.
  2. Leave a comment below using your valid email address. (Your email is never shown publicly and will be used only to contact you if you win.) Feel free to say anything, including suggestions on future giveaways — or not — but the comment must include the following to be qualified as a valid entry:
    • Your best guess of the total participants in this giveaway. And
    • The link to the social page where you’ve publicly shared the post.

Your comment will be held for validation.

  • If validated, the comment will be kept hidden until the contest’s end and published at the same time as other valid entries. The social share links will be redacted to protect your privacy.
  • If found invalid, the comment may be made public immediately so the owner can have another try. In some cases, it might be deleted outright — make sure you read the entire post and follow the rules.

Keeping all valid entries hidden until the end ensures late participants have no advantage — everyone is clueless no matter when they participate. That also helps me quickly figure out the total number of entries among other comments.

All valid entries (that don’t violate the comment rules) will be accepted. If you want your opinion to be heard right away, make a separate comment without the social share link.

Contest duration

This giveaway lasts 7 days until noon (Pacific Time) Monday, August 8, as you can see in the countdowns.

At that time, the owner of the valid entry with the correct number (or the closest) of the total participants is the winner. In a draw, the earliest entry wins.

The winner will receive an email detailing how to receive the item and have 24 hours to respond — make sure you check your spam folder. A runner-up will be selected if there’s no appropriate and timely response.

The final winner will be announced who will have the option to show a personal message in this post, including a photo of themselves and the item should they choose to do so. Or they can choose to remain anonymous.

Make sure you read and agree with the terms below before participating. (They won’t bite.)

Important: Rules, disclaimers, and shipping

Official Rules

We play by the honor system here:

  • One entry per household
  • Participate only if you intend to use, or gift the item if you win, and not to sell it. This is not about monetary gain.
  • This giveaway is available only to those living in the United States — the intended locale of the hardware.

Disclaimers

This giveaway transaction, if taken place, doesn’t make Dong Knows Tech the seller nor the winner the buyer. Dong Knows Tech takes no responsibility for the functionality, quality, or physical condition of the item it gives you.

Specifically:

  • You understand that you’re getting a giveaway that’s intended to carry no monetary value. You’re doing this for fun and not for financial gain.
  • There’s no guarantee that the item will work according to your expectations.
  • You might or might not be able to register it with the vendor for the general support or warranty.
  • Dong Knows Tech will not provide tech support or warranty. The only thing you can expect to get from this website and its owner if you win the contest is the item itself, and nothing else.
  • There’s no return.

Shipping

Dong Knows Tech will ship the item via standard shipping to a residential address within the lower 48 states of the US of the winner’s choosing. No insurance will be included in the shipping. Dong Knows Tech is not responsible if the item is damaged or lost during transit.

If you want:

  • Faster or better shipping. Or
  • The item to be shipped to a territory outside of the US’s contiguous states, a P.O. Box, or office address. Or
  • Take care of the shipping cost because think you should. Then:

You’ll need to provide a prepaid shipping label. In that case, the package’s weight and dimensions will be provided to you.


By participating, you explicitly agree with the rules and disclaimers mentioned here. You understand that your chance of winning is low, and you don’t receive anything when you’re not the winner. At any time you want to change your mind, please contact Dong Knows Tech to have your entry (comment) permanently removed. You can also decline to receive the item if you’re the winner.

Good luck, everyone! And thank you for participating!

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