Summary: Read before you buy...cheaper switches such as this don't provide PoE across their entire spectrum because, well, they're cheap...not quality wise but having only 4 ports with PoE is cheaper than 8! So you get what you pay for...
Pros: Easy / just plug it in
Cons: nothing because I read the specs before I bought
Summary: Just be aware, its one of the misleading items in this category. Normally they are very upfront about how many ports are POE
Pros: Seems well built.
Cons: Ok, I know, if I had read every tiny bit of fine print, I'd have seen its is only 4 POE ports. But from the description, it really implies its 8, which is what I needed. So now I have to buy a couple of power injectors.
It is typical for the Cisco small business switches to have half of the ports PoE only
Kevin H., Newegg
21 March 2014
Summary: I understand the frustration that this switch isn't specified as 4 port PoE, 4 port standard switching, but it is laid out on the specification page that only 4 ports are PoE. At this price point that is to be expected.
Pros: Stable, reliable, good power allocation for the size of the switch