With Starlink recently releasing the new Gen 3 “Standard” Dish, the product portfolio grew to a total of 5 different dishes on the market. Now the question you might ask: “But which Starlink do I need”?

Starlink DishyProsConsUse Cases
Standard Actuated (Gen 2)Moderate power consumption (~60W), easy setup, 12/24V option, cheap in many countriesLarge, bulky, non-standard cable, not vehicle-friendlyRural homes, temporary setups
Standard (2024, Gen 3)Flat, easy to store, standard RJ45 cableHigh power consumption (~85W), limited mounting optionsFlexible mobile setups
Standard Actuated (Gen 2) Flat MountFlat, easy to store, more protection, moderate power consumption (~60W), 12/24V optionSlightly slower speeds than actuatedRecreational Vehicles (RVs), Motor Homes, Boats, off-grid cabins
Flat High PerformanceFastest speeds, in-motion approvedExtremely high power consumption (~110W), very expensiveBusinesses, remote locations, heavy data users requiring extremely fast speeds

Standard Actuated (Gen 2)

This “oldie but goodie” is reliable and offers moderate power consumption. Setting it up is a breeze, and the 12/24V conversion kit makes it versatile. However, its bulky size and non-standard cable limit its portability and vehicle mounting options. Consider it for rural homes or temporary setups.

Standard (2024, Gen 3)

Flat and sleek, this new kid on the block is perfect for storage and mobile setups like RVs and boats (with extra equipment). Unfortunately, its high power consumption and limited mounting options are drawbacks. Use it where portability matters, but be mindful of power usage.

Flat Mount converted Standard Actuated (Gen 2)

This flat version of the Gen 2 offers the best of both worlds – easy storage, additional protection, and moderate power consumption. The downside? It has slightly slower speeds than its actuated counterpart. Ideal for RVs, off-grid cabins, or anywhere you need a balance between portability and performance.

Flat High Performance

This beast is for serious business. With additional antennas and blistering speeds, it’s even in-motion-approved! Be warned, though: its power consumption will drain your batteries faster than a meme on X, and the price tag will make you blink twice. It is ideal for businesses, remote locations, or anyone who needs the absolute fastest internet, no matter the cost.

Our conclusion on which Starlink to choose in 2024

Choosing the right Starlink Dishy boils down to your needs and priorities. Consider factors like power consumption, portability, speed, and price. This guide should help you conquer connectivity chaos and find the perfect Dishy for you 😉

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