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Avocent-switchview-100.32568578
7.3 out of 10

Avocent SwitchView 100

The SwitchView 100 series KVM switching solutions include four c Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Avocent SwitchView 100

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Overall 2
2.0

Low quality. Not for Windows 7

Homeuser, Staples
27 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Low quality product. When you press top it switches to port 1.Does not work with Windows 7.Thank you Staples for easy in store return.
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: Flimsy Construction, Not Windows 7 Compatible, Unreliable
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Laurence M., Newegg
22 December 2013
  • Pros: Easy to install, works as advertised for a fraction of the price of an "enterprise" unit. USB powered, so do not need a free electrical socket.
  • Cons: None yet.
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Overall 10
10

Easy to Switch

Mr Infinity, Amazon
29 March 2013
  • Summary: I won't subtract a star for the length of the cables because i've been dealing with KVM's for years and yet to have found a mfg. to provide cables long enough to meet most peoples needs. With a couple of pieces of velcro to adhere the unit to my desk it is easy to use and functions well with my new G510 keyboard. I had an IOGEAR 4 port kvm but it would not swith via hot-keys and it didn't have hardware buttons so i was screwed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid but unhandy for X Windows

Gary L. Roach, Amazon
7 June 2012
  • Summary: This device works well and is a good buy for the money. But, there are two problems. The first is the layout. To make the device more compact, Avocent put connectors on all 4 sides of the enclosure. This makes it really unhandy for mounting. I have glued mine to the top of one of my computer cases and shoved it under the computer table. Which brings up the other problem.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0

Nice little KVM

Ben, dabs.com
26 August 2010
  • Summary: Works nicely, wasn't expecting much from the audio switching but it's fine. The cables supplied are of an adequate length if you put the unit on top of the computers you're switching between. You may need to get a 63P1 and two 63NW for each computer that need to be further than 1 metre from the unit. The keyboard switch command is scroll-lock scroll-lock [port number] so you don't need to physically press the buttons on the unit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price

greymud, Beach Audio
25 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I got this to replace my DVI KVM, as all my work PCs were replaced with non-DVI laptops. Fast, easy to set up, ans small. 1 cable for KVM, 1 cable for audio (I don't use those). <br /><br />The only thing I don't like about this? The only way to change from PC to PC is hit Scroll Lock (or Numlock) twice to switch to the next PC. With 4 PCs, it takes a while to go from 4 to 3. My last Avocent was Scroll Lock twice, then the PC number to change directly.
  • Pros: All cables included, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Price
  • Cons: PC selector
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10

Excellent KVM

dabs.com
18 July 2009
  • Summary: I bought this to replace a year old cheap 4 port Belkin unit which was touchy from day one, and refused to select the other three inputs, despite being thumped firmly on occasion. It uses special cables which reduces cable mess, but doesn't let you reuse old ones, which is a shame as those supplied (4) are only a metre or so long, and is a stretch for my setup, so the longer Belkin ones have to go in the same pile of disgust as the old kvm.
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Overall 4
4.0

cheap, but lacking

Mike Messenger - Don't kill the, pcRUSH.com
25 June 2009
  • Summary: Comments about Avocent SwitchView 100 4-Port PS/2 KVM Switch: relatively cheap for it's function, however in comparison with other models I've previously used (switchview 4, etc.) this model lacks a bit in technical and ease. Installation, as with all other devices of this nature require the standard coordination of hook and boot. However, when switching between systems that have different screen resolutions, the port seemingly hangs on a blank screen.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up
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Overall 6
6.0

Fit for most purposes

Sjur Richard Uppheim, Amazon
22 August 2013
  • Summary: There's not a big selection of these KVM switches, so if you're stuck with VGA screens these will do the job. I think the PS/2 version is better since switching from one PC to the next happens instantly. The USB version has a delay of up to 30 seconds when you switch between the controllers, this is due to the technology and isn't a fault as such with the product.
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Overall 9
9.0

Avocent Switchview 100 2 Port USB KVM Switch

Steve, Misco
1 March 2012
  • Summary: Arrived day after order, easily installed and very easy to operate, have gone from a cluttered desk to having loads of spare space.
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