Summary: Its a little green-er: more energy efficient and probably uses less material in the build, so overall it's a little more eco-friendly.
Pros: No 1: it's quiet. Bought this to replace its 24 port predecessor that had 3 small fans on the left side (one fan was failing, getting noisy - although the switch itself was just fine). I use this in a home network and the noise in the rack is now all but gone. No 2: nice feature set; good value; No 3: rack mountable, hardware included. No 4: easy to install / setup.
Cons: Not quite as "commercial / industrial" as its predecessor --
Excerpt: Excellent switch with lots of features. Easy to configure and get up an running. We have many of these installed at client offices and have never had an issue. The only downside is only half the ports are POE, but that was expected.
Pros: If you're familiar with Cisco switches, you'll immediately be familiar with their web interface. Contrary to what others have said, the web interface is very fast and very well presented. I've used much worse web interfaces (Netgear). Upgrading the firmware was so easy, I didn't have to search the depths of their website for it and the switch provides an HTTP method of upgrading. I setup VLANs and LAGG without any issues. In addition, the hardware is fantastic and ver...
Cons: Needs more features for comparable competitors.