Not really. I bought a Netgear 5 port 10GbE switch for $350 over a year ago. This isn't that much cheaper. You can currently buy a name brand 8 port 1GbE switch for $20 from Amazon. The 8 port version announced here is $450. The 5 port needs to get under $100 before we start talking about game changing.This could be a game-changer in getting 10GbE ready for use at home.
1GBase-T only got cheap because it delivered substantial benefits for many everyday uses like incremental daily backup and deploying cached updates across the network without having to spend a fortune replacing cat5e.It's annoying that prices are still so high and adoption has been so slow.
Out of curiosity, why?You would have to light my family jewels on fire before I bought anything from TP-Link... But I hope this starts getting other makers to start making more affordable multi gig switches.
There is one huge difference between then and now: WiFi has become fast and reliable enough that most normal people cannot be bothered with running cables. I am the only person I know who still keeps nearly everything wired, most of my friends and family run almost entirely wireless.It's just a repeat story: when 1 GbE appeared while everybody still use 100 Mbps the same arguments were discussed. Nothing new under the Sun here.