Dell OptiPlex 7080M vs. HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini

Comparison and Differences

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ModelDell OptiPlex 7080MHP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini
Form factorMicroMicro
CPU optionsIntel Gen10 i3/i5/i7/i9;Intel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetQ470Q370
Dedicated GPU *N.A.N.A.
RAMSODIMM DDR4-2666/2933SODIMM DDR4-2666
RAM slots22
RAM speed2933 MT/s2666 MT/s
RAM max64 GB32 GB
USB portsUSB 3.1 Type C; (3x) USB-A 3.1; (2x) USB-A 3.0;USB-C 3.1; (3x)USB-A 3.1; (3x)USB-A 3.0;
Video ports(2x) Display Port 1.4;(2x) DisplayPort;
Other portsRJ45; Headset; Line-Out/In;RJ45; Hdph; Headset;
Optional portsHDMI2.0b/DP1.4/VGA/USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode); Serial; Serial+PS2; (2x) WiFi antenna;DP/HDMI/VGA/USB-C(DP)/Serial/Thunderbolt/Fiber NIC; WiFi antenna;
SATA ports11
PCI slotsPCIe x8 Gen3 (optional) N.A.
M.2 slotsM.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA); M.2 2280 M-key (PCIe); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT) (2x) M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);
Drive bays2.5in2.5in;
PSU90/130/180 W65/90/150 W
Weight1.38 kg (3.04 lb)1.05 kg (2.31 lb)
Released20202018
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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 7080M and HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini

If you are looking for a more modern desktop, then you should go with the Dell OptiPlex 7080M which was released in 2020. The HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini is older and entered production in 2018.

Form factor wise the models are the same. This means that they are of similar size and form.

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 Dell OptiPlex 7080M as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini 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 2 RAM slot(s) which should be taken into account when planning how much and what combination of RAM you are going to need.

The Dell OptiPlex 7080M is using the faster 2933 MT/s RAM. The HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini 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 Dell OptiPlex 7080M as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini can do a bit less at max 32 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for the majority of users.

Ports

In total the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini has 7 USB ports. The Dell OptiPlex 7080M is inferior in this regard and packs 6 USB ports. In any case, if you miss USB ports, you can always purchase a USB hub. Both of the models have USB 3.1 ports which will allow you to exchange data with your peripherals at up to 10Gb/s. This is especially crucial if you are using external drives on a regular basis.

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 slots are located on the motherboard and it is where SSD, HDD and Optical Disk Drives are connected. Each of the two models being compared have 1 SATA slot(s). Keep in mind that having too few SATA slots might limit your options for connecting additional memory drives.

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.

Remark: 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 HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini comes with a decent 150 Watt PSU, but the Dell OptiPlex 7080M has a more powerful one rated at 180 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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