I'm curious what others do. I'm not asking for brands or models. I don't normally use less expensive switches but realize there may be some real value in that. I also get questioned on it from time to time. Maybe I need to consider it.
Question... When choosing a network switch what statistics do you look at? If you have the data sheets open side by side and you didn't know the brand or model you are looking at how do you choose? Let's stick to a 48 port layer 2 NON-POE at the access layer or the list could be extensive. I don't want to get to wrapped up in layer 3 features or heavy data traversal for this. Just "normal" users. I'm trying to learn from the experts.
Again, I'm not asking for brand or model recommendations.