This 8 port (technically 10 port with sfp ports) is fantastic. I set this guy up at my home and it is a perfect solution.
First, the build quality is top notch. The metal housing feels like it's coated in some kind of finish that almost sparkles in the light. The build is sturdy and nothing sounds loose whem you give it a shake.
Second, I love that the power supply is built inside the frame on this unit. I owned the 8 port 60 watt model for a few weeks, which I returned in favor for this model. The 60 watt model has a power brick on the included power cable, but this model doesn't have that. It makes cabling more tidy.
Third, the included sfp ports are nice if you need just a couple more ports. With copper gbic sfp modules, you can add two more rj45 ports. Or, if you want to bring fiber optic right to the switch, you have that option to install a fiber optic sfp module.
Fourth, having all 8 copper ports capable of pushing POE+ (802.1af AND 802.1at POE standards). This is nice to push more power to your Unifi APs and some Unifi cameras that can take advantage of the 802.1at POE+ standard.
Fifth, I love the Unifi controller software. It works quickly and is simple to setup. One main attractor of why I choose Ubiquiti was the unified controller for all of my gear. I love having one place to configure and view status of my home network.
I can only say that 200$ for an 8 port switch is steep. However, $200 for an 8 port + 2sfp + 802.1at + ubiquiti Unifi software switch, I can justify the price.
Keep up the great work Ubiquiti. I would love to see more features on the Unifi controller, like native vlan configuration per port, dhcp snooping, Switch port Mac security, and lldp support when connecting non ubiquiti devices. With some of those extra features, I would be more likely to setup ubiquiti for my business networks. (See Update 1)
UPDATE 1 - 4/11/2018
Ubiquiti has provided frequent software updates for the switch and the unifi controller. They have included some great features I wished they had at the beginning of my review.
Switchport Profiles - This allows you to configure a profile for a certian switchport purpose. I.E. Uplinks, POE ports, AP ports, Phone ports, Camera ports, etc. You can now assign a native vlan for trunked ports, and permit only certain vlans. Other advanced options are now available like 802.1X Control, manual link negotiation (duplex and speed), storm-control( multicast, broadcast and unknown unicast flooding!), manual LLDP configuration, and rate limiting! It is very nice to see some of these more advanced features available on the controller now!!! If the software keeps advancing like this, my 200 dollar investment is looking great.
Features Gigabit RJ45 ports SFP Ports Serial console port *Non-blocking throughput: 18 Gbps *Switching capacity: 36 Gbps *Forwarding rate: 26.78 Mpps *Maximum power consumption: 150W *Supports POE+ IEEE 802.3at/af and 24V Passive PoE *Rack mountable/Wall mountable (Brackets included) use this AU power cord – CBPOWERNEW