Summary: I hope to get it fixed because the "limited warranty" is still in effect.... we'll see.
Pros: Nice layout, convenient USB ports on front and rear. At least the rear USB Ports worked for 6 months.
Cons: I would have given this product a 5 star rating, IF it would have worked the way it supposed to. When I received the switch already the front USB ports for mice and keyboard where non functional. Because I used the ports located on the rear only, I thought "what the heck". About 3 weeks ago I have moved and had to pack up my workstations. I am very particular with my equipment and treat everything with the utmost care. Just mentioning it to exclude any malfunction due...
Summary: The feet design and weight of the product will prevent the heavy cables from dragging it off of something that you might set it on. Something that was a problem with an earlier KVMP switch housed in a light weight slippery plastic bottom case.
Pros: Well built in metal enclosure with soft vinyl or plastic feet. Good manual and best of all good switching quality with no visible problems with DVI quality. Sits on top of one of my two Mac mini mid-2011 models, switched between HP 2311x LED display, Matias keyboard and Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse. Some consider it a bit high priced, but it isn't compared to older KVMP switches of some years ago, that were of similar quality, but much more costly.
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28 September 2012
Summary: After reading reviews of other KVM switches, this one did exactly what I wanted and seems to do it well. I don't like the fact that I need to leave it ON all the time (see above) but I can live with that.
Pros: Switches audio output seprately from everything else so you can listen to sound on one computer while working on the other. Worked well when I tested it. The way it works is by number of times the button is pushed. It's really simple to operate.
Cons: Not that big of a con, but the first time the KVMP switch is turned ON, or if you shut it OFF by unplugging it (it has no ON/OFF switch), then when you turn it back ON, the port-2 computer will not be sensed until you first turn the port-1 computer ON. After that you don't need to turn the port-1 computer ON again (as long as you never turn the KVMP switch OFF) for the port-2 computer to be sensed by itself. So I just leave the KVMP switch turned ON all the time.
Pros: Good Switching, Great Video Quality. Easy Setup, Easy to flash.
Cons: FYI, by default it is set to run the mouse in a compatibility mode, which is designed for three button mice. If you have a 4 button or more it doesn't function properly until you do the NUM lock - key to enter the HMS mode and press the M key. Then all is well with the world.
Summary: I really thought I was spending to much money but, the reviews were good so I took a chance. I would have spent more knowing what I know now.
Pros: This thing works! It is switching between Win 7 Pro and Ubuntu without a hitch.
Cons: You have to read the instructions. A longer hold on the Auto Scan button moves the USB priority. I can't listen to music on the Win machine and print from Ubuntu at the same time. No biggy though.
Summary: The cases are made of very thick heavy steel. This helps to prevent them from sliding around, although I would prefer that ATEN added rubber feet to the bottom of the KVM housing. The plastic end caps are not very grippy. This allows the KVM to slide around on a smooth surface.
Pros: I have owned or advised my clients to buy a number of these ATEN KVM switches over the years and they are simply the best made KVM out there. They are built very robustly with one exception (See Cons below). The video and audio quality are both excellent. I use mine with a Dell 24" Ultra Sharp LCD monitor at 1920 x 1200 resolution with excellent results. Unlike other brands of KVM I have owned, these have never locked up on me in over four years of usage. I use one in...
Cons: The front plastic buttons are rather fragile. While I have never broken mine, some of my clients have broken theirs. I have to see if I can order a replacement for a 2-way, that a client just recently broke. The internal momentary contact switch on the PCB is fine, its just the outer plastic actuator that breaks. I might even try gluing it back together. The keyboard hot keys do not work with my old Northgate Omni-Key 101 PS/2 keyboard. The front panel KVM switches wo...