In this Dyson TP02 vs TP7A review, we will compare two popular air purifiers from the Singapore-based brand for household appliances.
Both can be used as air purifier and fan at the same time. Both are certified asthma and allergy friendly. So should you opt for the proven and tested Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02, or is the recently released Dyson Purifier Cool Autoreact TP7A the better choice?
This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.
Up to 37 m²
Up to 43 m²
45 – 63 dB
38 – 60 dB
PM 2.5 Sensor
Comparison: Dyson TP02 vs TP7A – What are the Differences?
Coverage Area & Efficiency
Dyson recommends the TP02 for rooms with a surface area of up to 37 m² (400 ft²). The TP7A, on the other hand, can deal with up to 43 m² (460 ft²). While both devices could be used in even larger rooms, the amount of air changes per hour (ACH) would decrease accordingly.
The TP02 and TP7A combine Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology with oscillation to project purified air evenly across the room. You can choose between 45, 90, 180, and 350 degrees oscillation with the TP7A, compared to a maximum of 70 degrees with the TP02.
Up to 37 m²
Up to 43 m²
Clean Air Delivery Rate
Using a pre-filter and a HEPA filter, the TP02 and TP7A capture up to 99.97% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.3 μm and are certified for being asthma and allergy-friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Both models come with a layer of activated carbon, which allows them to remove odours and gases. But unlike the TP02, the TP7A is capable of removing formaldehyde. And with a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 180 m³/h, it captures particles at a much higher rate than the TP02.
70 m³/h (Particles)
180 m³/h (Particles), 46 m³/h (Formaldehyde)
Running at full speed, the TP7A operates at around 60 decibels (dB) and thus at a slightly lower level than the TP02. On the lowest of the ten speed settings, the difference in noise becomes even bigger and again sees the TP7A being the quieter device of the two.
Both the TP02 and TP7A can be set to automatic mode, in which they will only run as fast and therefore as loud as needed. Once pollution levels in the room decrease, the fan speed and noise level will decrease accordingly.
45 – 63 dB
38 – 60 dB
Sensors & Display
Intelligent sensors provide the TP02 and TP7A with the current temperature, humidity, and pollution levels inside the room. Changes are detected almost in real-time and can be used as input for the automatic mode (see above).
With the TP7A, the current Air Quality Index (AQI) and details about PM 2.5, PM 10, VOCs, NO2, SO2, temperature, humidity, and filter life can be viewed on a built-in LCD screen. The TP02, on the other hand, displays this information via an app on your smartphone (see below).
Yes / LED
Yes / LCD
Connectivity & Compatibility
Aside from changing settings on the device itself, there are three ways to interact with the TP02. First, there is the remote which allows you to turn the purifier on and off, change oscillation, speed levels, set a timer, and activate auto or night mode.
You can also monitor and control the purifier remotely using a Wi-Fi connection, your smartphone, and the Dyson Link app. Lastly, the TP02 supports voice control through Amazon Alexa. The TP7A, on the other hand, does not come with any Wi-Fi capabilities.
Yes / Amazon Alexa
Weight & Dimensions
In the last round of this Dyson TP02 vs TP7A comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. While the differences in base diameter and height are negligible, the TP02 weighs almost 20 percent less than the TP7A.
196 x 196 x 1018 mm, 3.8 kg
220 x 220 x 1050 mm, 4.65 kg
Conclusion: Dyson TP02 vs TP7A – Which is the Better Air Purifier?
The Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02 was the first model of the TP series to be equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities. It is the right choice if you want to monitor and control your air purifier remotely and are looking for a device with an attractive cost to performance ratio.
If you live in an area with rather high pollution levels, however, opt for the Dyson Purifier Cool Autoreact TP7A instead. While it might lack the connectivity features, it does have a significantly higher CADR and, as an added bonus, is the quieter device of the two.
Find out how one of the TP02’s successors performs against the TP7A in our comparison Dyson TP04 vs TP7A.