Fujitsu Esprimo D738 vs. Fujitsu Esprimo P7010
Comparison and Differences
Differences between Fujitsu Esprimo D738 and Fujitsu Esprimo P7010
If you are looking for the smaller form factor the Fujitsu Esprimo D738 is the right one for you. It is smaller than the Fujitsu Esprimo P7010 and will fit more easily under your desk.
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 Fujitsu Esprimo P7010 as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Fujitsu Esprimo D738 is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.
Both models have have equal amount of ram slots (4 RAM). Usually two RAM slots are more than enough for most cases. However, the count should be taken into account when planning how much and what combination of RAM you are going to need for your system.
The Fujitsu Esprimo P7010 is using the faster 2933 MT/s RAM. The Fujitsu Esprimo D738 is slower by supporting RAM speeds of up to 2666 MT/s. Additionally, if you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the Fujitsu Esprimo P7010 as it has the ability to run 128 GB of RAM. The Fujitsu Esprimo D738 can do a bit less at max 64 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for the majority of users.
In total the Fujitsu Esprimo D738 has 13 USB ports. The Fujitsu Esprimo P7010 is inferior in this regard and packs 12 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 Fujitsu Esprimo D738 as it has 3 USB3.1 ports (the Fujitsu Esprimo P7010 has 2).
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 Fujitsu Esprimo D738 is better equipped as it comes with 5 SATA slot(s), while the Fujitsu Esprimo P7010 has 4 slot(s).
When your goal is to have the fastest SSD transfer speeds, an M.2 interface is crucial. Thus, it is good that both models have M.2 SSD slots. Today M.2 SSDs are not much more expensive than the average SATA drives, so it really does not make sense to invest in SATA drives anymore.
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 Fujitsu Esprimo D738 comes with a decent 280 Watt PSU, but the Fujitsu Esprimo P7010 has a more powerful one rated at 300 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.