Do you want the high performance dish from Starlink Business, without the monthly Business price? You’re in luck! Starlink is now offering Residential customers a choice in hardware: Standard or High Performance.
Customers are presented with the option to select their preferred hardware when starting a new Residential order. This new hardware option doesn’t apply to RV orders.
How much does it cost?
The High Performance hardware option costs $2,500, compared to $599 for Standard.
What’s the difference between Standard and High Performance?
According to Starlink, the High Performance dish is best for power users who need the highest level of reliability, performance, and features. Here are a few of the major differences:
- Better snow melt capability
- Better rain performance
- Better performance in hot weather (>35 C, 95 F)
- IP56 rated, more water resistant
- More satellite visibility. High Performance has 35% more field of view
The router, cables, and mounts are also different. The High Performance dish is larger, and isn’t compatible with other Starlink mounts. The router included in the High Performance hardware kit includes an ethernet port. Existing Starlink Mesh Nodes are compatible with the High Performance hardware.
Is High Performance faster than Standard?
Right now, no, the Residential speeds for both High Performance and Standard will be similar. You have to upgrade your service tier to Business to experience faster speeds. The High Performance dish is just a more capable antenna, with better weather resistance and the ability to see more of the sky.
Can I upgrade my existing dish?
Yes, existing Residential customers can upgrade to the High Performance dish. To upgrade, create a support ticket with Starlink.
See also: How To Contact Starlink Customer Support
Who does High Performance make sense for?
For $2,500, the High Performance dish isn’t a good value for most people. I can see a benefit if you live in polar regions, close to the equator, or have obstructions that you can’t eliminate.
The main benefit of the High Performance dish is the increased power and visibility. So essentially, you’ll be able to see more satellites, and your signal will be more reliable. If your situation demands either of these things, High Performance might be a good fit.