The ProCurve Switch 1700-8 complements the ProCurve Switch 1800 series as the newest addition to the ProCurve Web-Managed portfolio. Ideal for businesses making the transition from unmanaged to managed networks. The ProCurve Switch 1700-8 is a small-form-factor switch with 7 10/100 ports and 1 10/100/1000 port. Ideal for deployment in open spaces, switch features silent operation via a fanless design. The ProCurve Switch 1700-8 enables increased network capabilities without added complexity.
Great little product3/11/2009
I use this for testing and intend to travel with it. It is significantly cheaper than the next best solution; smaller and lighter too. I previously used a Dell PowerConnect for this. It died and new ones have increased in price considerably. The Dell's UI was terrible. The Procurve is straightforward and clean, a much better product than the Dell. Any engineer who deals with VLANs should always have one of these handy. The only drawback is that it supports LLDP, but not LLDP-MED. I would pay a lot for a model with this form factor that had even one port of POE.
Great Mini managed switch8/11/2008
This is a great product for any network engineer that needs to travel and have a portable managed switch. It support port mirroring for sniffer traces and it has VLAN tag support. It is very light and quiet. I only wish they had put the power supply inside the switch instead of having an external power supply. The packaging is also a little deceptive. It is labled as a Gigabit Switch but it has only one port capable of gigabit speed. For the price, there is nothing better. DLink has a similar product for $240.