Dell PowerConnect Switches Review
Powerconnect switch provides good performance and is comparatively cheaper.


Pros:-

1) Dell produces very cost effective products as compared to other well-known switch manufacturers e.g.Cisco, HP etc.

2) Dell switches are competitively priced and are generally lower. As far as quality is concerned Dell is very reputed company &
does not give you a chance to complain.

3) Dell also attracts their customer with lifetime warranty and typical single-day replacement, where manufacturer such as HP
does not gives lifetime warranty on Firmware Maintenance Updates & Cisco have limited period warranty.

4) The graphical interface is fairly easy to use and is very similar to that of Cisco IOS & can be easily configured.

5)Dell switches are mainly made in China, Malaysia & Taiwan in collaboration with their local company, so the spares of Dell
switches are easy to get & comparatively cheaper as well.

Cons:-

1)Network switch such as Cisco 1810 is quiet in operation as compared to Powerconnect 2824 which is a bit noisier because of its
fan and other parts which create noise.

2)Since Cisco is well known manufacturer, so it’s easier to find a Cisco certified consultant as compared to that of other having
experience with Dell or Juniper.

3)Build quality & design of Cisco switches are better as compared to that of Dell.

4)Also the technical support of Dell is very poor and needs improvement.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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