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This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch
Pros: Not moving parts so silent. Negotiates fastest speeds reliably. Compact yet still still rack mountable.
Cons: Not really a con as much as a user problem, but it has a button on the front for 802.3az functionality. I have found buttons to disqualify any product from being idiot-proof. Eliminate any buttons to keep this working as intended. Otherwise its the first thing that gets punched when a problem arises.
Other Thoughts: Some areas of my company tend to use left over hardware, some that is even from the late 90's. These guys if they drop a port won't replace a switch, they will daisy chain another switch to it. A troubleshooters nightmare. Being the guy they call when they can't figure it out what's happening, I won't even try to support their old Bay Network stuff still in production. I bought a small supply of these to hand out when they complain of problems. Once they replace their old stuff, then I will help them.
These are NOT routers despite some of the reviews. Also, since there are no fans, you can't put these is as harsh of an environment before they overheat. You need A/C! Not saying that's the problem of the other reviewers, but just something to be aware of.
Pros: Good paper weight when full of drives.
Cons: So far, I can't find a port multiplier card to work with it. I am on my third one.
Other Thoughts: I am no IT beginner, yet this thing is either rocket science or it flat doesn't work. I can't tell yet because I can't find any card that works with it. I am past my 30 days return already and I still have never used it. I'm almost ready to chalk it up as a complete loss and dump it in the trash. DEFINITELY not worth the hassle.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cheap! Fast. Screen is surprisingly bright.
Cons: Gets a tad warm. Hasn't been a problem per se, but its warmer than any other tablet I own.
Other Thoughts: I bought this as a throw away device for my 3 year old daughter to use during her sisters travel sports seasons. I also purchased a bumper case for it as well. Its a great little machine and much more functional than the Nabi my friend bough his kid. I bought an MSI Primo 81 as well as a couple Kindles for my other kids and this is noticeably faster. Its a lower quality build but with the bumper case, it has already survived being spiked during a tantrum. Nothing to complain about. I like it a lot. If it breaks in 3 months, well, at this price, so be it.READ FULL REVIEW