Dell Inspiron 3647 vs. HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF

Comparison and Differences

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Model
Form factorSmallDesktop
CPU optionsIntel Gen4 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;Intel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetH81 Q370
Dedicated GPU *GeForce GTX 1650 Low ProfileGeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile
RAMDIMM DDR3-1333/1600 DIMM DDR4-2666
RAM slots24
RAM speed1600 MT/s2666 MT/s
RAM max16 GB64 GB
USB ports(3x) USB-A 3.0; (6x) USB-A 2.0;USB-C 3.1; (4x)USB-A 3.1; (2x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;
Video portsHDMI 1.2; VGA;(2x) DisplayPort;
Other portsRJ45; Hdph; (2x) Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; 5.1 audio; Card Reader;RJ45; Hdph; Headset; Line-Out; Line-In;
Optional portsN.A.DP/HDMI/VGA/USB-C(DP); Serial; SD card reader;
SATA ports23
PCI slotsPCIe 2.0 x16; PCIe 2.0 x1; mPCIe;PCIe 3.0 x16; (2x) PCIe 3.0 x1; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4);
M.2 slotsN.A.(2x) M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);
Drive bays3.5in; 5.25in;2.5in; (2x) 3.5in; 5.25in (slim);
PSU220 W250 W
Weight6.0 kg (13.22 lb)6.13 kg (13.51 lb)
Released20132018
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* Dedicated GPU warning: Check if your particular power supply model has enough power. Additionally some PSUs don't come with an auxiliary PCIe power connector and you may need to buy a SATA to PCIe power adapter.

Differences between Dell Inspiron 3647 and HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF

If you are looking for a more modern desktop, then you should go with the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF which was released in 2018. The Dell Inspiron 3647 is older and entered production in 2013.

If you are looking for the smaller form factor the Dell Inspiron 3647 is the right one for you. It is smaller than the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF and will fit more easily under your desk.

Processor

Usually the newer the generation of the CPU, the better the performance and efficiency is. If your budget allows it, you should go with the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Dell Inspiron 3647 is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.

Memory

The HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has 4 RAM slots while the Dell Inspiron 3647 has only 2 slot(s). This is not something to worry about. Just make sure you take it into consideration when planning how much RAM you are going to use.

The HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF is using the faster 2666 MT/s RAM. The Dell Inspiron 3647 is slower by supporting RAM speeds of up to 1600 MT/s. Additionally, if you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The Dell Inspiron 3647 can do a bit less at max 16 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for the majority of users.

Ports

In total the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has 11 USB ports. The Dell Inspiron 3647 is inferior in this regard and packs 9 USB ports. In any case, if you miss USB ports, you can always purchase a USB hub. What is nice about the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF, is that it has 5 USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the Dell Inspiron 3647 has no such port, thus restricting your transfer speeds significantly. For people who want to use external drives on regular basis, this might be an issue.

Unfortunately, only the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has a DisplayPort. The Dell Inspiron 3647 does not have one? Don't worry though, nowadays video adapters are cheap and you can get almost any combination of conversion types.

The Dell Inspiron 3647 comes with an HDMI port, while the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF does not support the interface. Of course missing HDMI port is something that can be easily fixed with a good adapter (e.g. DisplayPort to HDMI).

SATA ports are placed on the system board and it is where you connect your HDD, SSD and Optical Disk Drives. More SATA slots will allow you to have more drives running at the same time. In this regard the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF is better equipped as it comes with 3 SATA slot(s), while the Dell Inspiron 3647 has 2 slot(s).

If you want the fastest transfer speeds for your SSD, an M.2 interface is crucial. Thus, if the M.2 SSD slot is a mandatory requirement for you, go with the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF. Sadly, the Dell Inspiron 3647 has no such slot, and you will be forced to use the SATA interface instead.

Make sure that the available M.2 slot supports the PCIe (also called NVMe) interface. This is important as there are M.2 slots which support only the inferior SATA III interface. For comparison, the SATA III interface has max speeds of 6Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 will support speeds up to 32Gb/s!

Power Supply

Having a Power Supply Unit with high power rating is important, if you are going to use components which require extra power. The Dell Inspiron 3647 comes with a decent 220 Watt PSU, but the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has a more powerful one rated at 250 Watts. Choosing either one depends on your specific requirements and use case. Also don't forget that some models might have more than one PSU option - try to always get the most powerful one, especially if you plan to upgrade to a powerful GPU.

Motherboard

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