In 2019, I am going to replace the gateway node with an eero Pro.
During Black Friday, eero Pro was retailing for US$139 (S$191) down from its original price of US$199 (S$273). I got the individual unit from Amazon. Since it doesn’t ship directly to Singapore, I shipped it to my favorite freight forwarder, HopShopGo, and got them to ship for Singapore. Shipping to Singapore costs US$18.35 (S$25) with a free upgrade to express shipping (3 – 5 days).
eero Pro is, in fact, eero (2nd-generation). eero Pro has the same design and footprint as eero (1st-generation). Amazon released a cheaper eero to replace the “non-pro” eero product line in September 2019.
- Tri-band: eero Pro comes with three bands instead of two.
- Power Adapter: eero Pro uses a USB-C port for power rather than the usual barrel-style power plug
- Reset button: Instead of push-pin style hole reset, eero Pro comes with a reset button
- USB-C Diagnostic Port: The USB-A diagnostic port has been replaced with a USB-C diagnostic port.
eero Pro is designed to get twice the performance of the first-generation eero. The radios in eero Pro are much more sophisticated, and the antennas are better.
However, the processor in eero Pro isn’t significantly much faster than the first-generation eero, 700MHz Quad-Core vs. 1.0GHz Dual-Core. RAM and flash storage stays the same at 512MB and 4GB, respectively.