Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT vs. HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF

Comparison and Differences

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ModelDell OptiPlex 9010 MTHP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF
Form factorMini TowerDesktop
CPU optionsIntel Gen2&3 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;Intel Gen6 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetQ77Q150
Dedicated GPU *GeForce GTX 1650 SuperGeForce GT 1030 Low Profile
RAMDIMM DDR3-1333/1600 DIMM DDR4-2133
RAM slots44
RAM speed1600 MT/s2133 MT/s
RAM max32 GB64 GB
USB ports(4x)USB-A 3.0; (6x)USB-A 2.0; (6x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;
Video ports(2x) DisplayPort 1.1; VGA;(2x) DisplayPort: VGA
Other portsSerial; (2x) PS2; RJ45; Hdph; Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; RJ45; Hdph; Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Serial; (2x) PS2;
Optional portsN.A.Media card reader (USB 2.0); Serial;
SATA ports43
PCI slotsPCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 2.0 x1; PCI; PCIe 2.0 x16 (wired x4);PCIe 3.0 x16; (3x) PCIe x1;
M.2 slotsN.A.N.A.
Drive bays(2x) 3.5-inch/2.5-inch; (2x) 5.25-inch2.5-inch; (2x) 3.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim)
PSUATX 275 W200 W
Weight9.4 kg (20.68 lb)6.9 kg (16.7 lb)
Released20122015
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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 OptiPlex 9010 MT and HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF

If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF which was released in 2015. The Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT is older and entered production in 2012.

If you are looking for the smaller form factor the HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF is the right one for you. It is smaller than the Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT 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 ProDesk 600 G2 SFF as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.

Memory

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.

The HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF is using the faster 2133 MT/s RAM. The Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT is slower by supporting RAM speeds of only up to 1600 MT/s. Additionally, if you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT can do a bit less at max 32 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for most users.

Ports

Total count of USB ports for both computers is 10. None of the desktop models has a USB 3.1 port (10Gb/s), so if you need a fast connection to your peripherals you will need to look at other models.

The DisplayPort is usually the more popular video port used with desktops and laptops, while the HDMI is used predominantly in consumer electronics. 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.

SATA port 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 9010 MT is better equipped as it comes with 4 SATA slot(s).

M.2 SSD interface allows you to transfer data with higher speeds compared to the old SATA. Unfortunately, neither the Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT, nor the HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF has one. However, you can still use a SATA SSD drive which should give you satisfactory performance.

Remark: Make sure that the M.2 slot supports the PCIe (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 6 Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 will support speeds up to 32 Gb/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 HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF comes with a decent 200 Watt PSU, but the Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT has a more powerful one rated at 275 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.

Motherboard

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