Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT vs. HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF
Comparison and Differences
|Model||Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT||HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF|
|Form factor||Mini Tower||Desktop|
|CPU options||Intel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Pentium;||Intel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;|
|Dedicated GPU *||GeForce GTX 1650 Super||GeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile|
|RAM||DIMM DDR4-2400/2666||DIMM DDR4-2666|
|RAM speed||2666 MT/s||2666 MT/s|
|RAM max||64 GB||64 GB|
|USB ports||USB 3.1 Type C; (5x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;||USB-C 3.1; (4x)USB-A 3.1; (2x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;|
|Video ports||(2x) Display Port 1.2;||(2x) DisplayPort;|
|Other ports||RJ45; Headset; Line-Out;||RJ45; Hdph; Headset; Line-Out; Line-In;|
|Optional ports||HDMI2.0b/DP1.2/VGA/USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode); Serial+PS2; Media Card Reader; WiFi antenna;||DP/HDMI/VGA/USB-C(DP); Serial; SD card reader;|
|PCI slots||PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x16(wired x4); (2x) PCIe x1;||PCIe 3.0 x16; (2x) PCIe 3.0 x1; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4);|
|M.2 slots||M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT)||(2x) M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);|
|Drive bays||3.5in/5.25in; (2x) 2.5in; 5.25in (slim);||2.5in; (2x) 3.5in; 5.25in (slim);|
|PSU||260 W||250 W|
|Weight||7.93 kg (17.49 lb)||6.13 kg (13.51 lb)|
|Price**||Check Price||Check Price|
** As an Amazon associate we earn from qualifying purchases.* 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 OptiPlex 5060 MT and HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF
If you are looking for the smaller form factor the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF is the right one for you. It is smaller than the Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT and will fit more easily under your desk.
The two models have the same generation of Intel processors. We think that the 8 generation of Intel Processors have enough power to execute all of the home and office tasks that most people will care to do.
RAM slots is where your insert your RAM sticks. Each of those two models has 4 RAM slot(s) which should be taken into account when planning how much and what combination of RAM you are going to need.
None of the desktops has an advantage when it comes to the speed of the RAM being used. Both models support RAM speeds of up to 2666. In addition, you will be able to install the same amount of RAM in both models, and most probably 64 GB of RAM will be enough for most people. However, if you will be needing more RAM, make sure to check other desktop models too.
In total the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has 11 USB ports. The Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT is inferior in this regard and packs 10 USB ports. In any case, if you miss USB ports, you can always purchase a USB hub. It's great that both of the models have USB 3.1 ports which will allow you to exchange data with your peripherals at up to 10Gb/s. But if you need maximum connectivity, go with the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF as it has 5 USB3.1 ports (the Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT has 1).
The DisplayPort is usually the more popular video port used with desktops and laptops, while the HDMI is used predominantly in consumer electronics. That's why, it is good to see that both of the models come with a DisplayPort.
None of the models has an HDMI port. If your monitor supports only the HDMI interface, you will need to buy an adapter. Such adapters are cheap so nothing to worry about.
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 Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT is better equipped as it comes with 4 SATA slot(s), while the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has 3 slot(s).
An M.2 SSD can be several times faster than a SATA one. Thus, we are happy to see that both models support the M.2 interface. However, the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has 1 M.2 slots while the Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT comes with just 1.
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!
Having a Power Supply Unit with high power rating is important, if you are going to use components which require extra power. The HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF comes with a decent 250 Watt PSU, but the Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT has a more powerful one rated at 260 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.