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Best model of Procurve switch?

I need to improve my network (100 nodes, unmanaged switches) and have decided to go with HP Procurve, but can only spend $1500 this quarter. I need QoS, STP, SNMP and may need port authentication down the road. The highest priority is to monitor bandwidth on each port - I assume SNMP is the way to go? So my question is: Which model of Procurve should I start with?
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For $1500 you could get three HP Procurve 2650 switches.  These aren't the PoE.  They are discontinued but they are great switches.
I do port auth on mine.

The 2610 series is the replacement for the 2650 switches, they are also reasonably priced.
Class of Service (CoS): sets the IEEE 802.1p priority tag based on IP address, IP Type of Service (ToS), Layer 3 protocol,
TCP/UDP port number, source port, and DiffServ
Layer 4 prioritization: enables prioritization based on TCP/UDP port numbers
Traffic prioritization (IEEE 802.1p): allows real-time traffic classification into eight priority levels mapped to four queues
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The HP ProCurve 2610 is available at around 400$, why to buy a discontinued product ?
they have 48 ports and i just googled the price and found below
http://shopper.cnet.com/switches/hp-procurve-2610-48/4014-6432_9-32855874.html
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Looks good, but what about monitoring the traffic on each port? How do I produce a graph that shows total bytes in / out for each port over the course of the day?
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