That's a 99.6% reduction in price!
Bargain or what ;)
Stock due 21/8/2010
There are a few other enterprise switches on their website that are mispriced & due stock soon.
The 3Com Switch 4500G is a high performance, managed Gigabit switch with advanced features, perfect for cost-conscious medium-sized businesses wanting to deploy a secure converged network . Layer 2 switching along with Layer 3 RIP-based dynamic routing make the Switch 4500G ideal for wiring closet workgroup connectivity and as the core for small-size enterprises.
The 3Com Switch 4500G family delivers quad-speed performance - 10/100/1000 and 10-Gigabit Ethernet . This switch features 24 auto-negotiating 10/100/1000 ports and for added flexibility, four of the ports are dual-personality, operating either as 10/100/1000 or SFP-based fiber. The Switch 4500G can accommodate up to four extra optional 10-Gigabit high-speed links via modules or XFP transceivers, enabling connectivity to a core network or to high-performance servers. Up to 32 devices can be clustered for ease of management.
QoS, auto-voice VLAN, and traffic management features help ensure essential applications get the appropriate priority for efficient utilization of network resources. Furthermore, this switch has enterprise-class security features including IEEE 802.1X network login, SSH/SSL encrypted device log-in, Access Control Lists and RADIUS Authenticated Device Access (RADA).
3Com Switch 4500G - Switch - Layer 3 - Managed - 24 ports - Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet - 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T + 4 x shared SFP / 2 x Expansion Slot (empty) - 1U - external - stackable