Summary: I ran out of ports on the switch feeding my entertainment centre (no, I do NOT use WiFi for data-intensive streaming!) so I looked for an 8-port switch. I've had two TP Link 5 port switches in the past, and they were excellent. I decided to try ZyXEL because of a good experience with a cheap WiFi router I purchased for my in-laws. This switch is well constructed, runs cool, and does its job.
Summary: This fulfilled the requirements for what I was looking for. My only complaint is lack of a fan on the product. Most companies are dropping fans off their networking equipment. It provides great performance.
Summary: Bought this Zyxel GS1088 unit along with the Zyxel router thinking it was professional grade, worked fine for a couple of months then stopped, dead, DOA! Nothing, everything else is still works fine, protected by a UPS and Surge protection, as well as running behind a Trace SW inverter. Has a two year warranty so we'll see what they do to repair or replace it.
Summary: I bought this because my network using TRENDnet TEG-S80g seemed to be having issues with Windows 7 Home for some inexplicable reason when trying to find out what was impeding bandwidth beyond my cable modem. Anyway I bought this ZyXEL GS108B based purely on my experience with another ZyXEL product the 16 port GS-1100-16.