Dell OptiPlex 7080M vs. HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF

Comparison and Differences

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ModelDell OptiPlex 7080MHP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF
Form factorMicroDesktop
CPU optionsIntel Gen10 i3/i5/i7/i9;Intel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetQ470Q370
Dedicated GPU *N.A.GeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile
RAMSODIMM DDR4-2666/2933DIMM DDR4-2666
RAM slots24
RAM speed2933 MT/s2666 MT/s
RAM max64 GB64 GB
USB portsUSB 3.1 Type C; (3x) USB-A 3.1; (2x) USB-A 3.0;USB-C 3.1; (4x)USB-A 3.1; (2x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;
Video ports(2x) Display Port 1.4;(2x) DisplayPort;
Other portsRJ45; Headset; Line-Out/In;RJ45; Hdph; Headset; Line-Out; Line-In;
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; SD card reader;
SATA ports13
PCI slotsPCIe x8 Gen3 (optional) PCIe 3.0 x16; (2x) PCIe 3.0 x1; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4);
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 bays2.5-inch2.5-inch; (2x) 3.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim);
PSU90/130/180 W250 W
Weight1.38 kg (3.04 lb)6.13 kg (13.51 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 SFF

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

If you are looking for the smaller form factor the Dell OptiPlex 7080M 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 Dell OptiPlex 7080M as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF 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 OptiPlex 7080M has only 2 slot(s). Of course this is not something to worry about. Just make sure you take it into consideration when planning how much RAM will your system be using.

The Dell OptiPlex 7080M is using the faster 2933 MT/s RAM. The HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF is slower by supporting RAM speeds of only up to 2666 MT/s. 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.

Ports

In total the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has 11 USB ports. The Dell OptiPlex 7080M is inferior in this regard and packs 6 USB ports. 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 10 Gb/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 7080M has 4).

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 HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF is better equipped as it comes with 3 SATA 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 buy SATA drives anymore.

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 Dell OptiPlex 7080M comes with a decent 180 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.

Motherboard

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