HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF vs. HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini
Comparison and Differences
|Model||HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF||HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini|
|CPU options||Intel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;||Intel Gen6 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;|
|Dedicated GPU *||GeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile||N.A.|
|RAM||DIMM DDR4-2666||SODIMM DDR4-2133|
|RAM speed||2666 MT/s||2133 MT/s|
|RAM max||64 GB||32 GB|
|USB ports||USB-C 3.1; (4x)USB-A 3.1; (2x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;||USB-C 3.0; (6x)USB-A 3.0;|
|Video ports||(2x) DisplayPort;||DisplayPort: VGA|
|Other ports||RJ45; Hdph; Headset; Line-Out; Line-In;||RJ45; Hdph; Mic;|
|Optional ports||DP/HDMI/VGA/USB-C(DP); Serial; SD card reader;||DP/HDMI/Serial; (2x) WiFi antenna;|
|PCI slots||PCIe 3.0 x16; (2x) PCIe 3.0 x1; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4);||N.A.|
|M.2 slots||(2x) M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);||M.2 2280 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);|
|Drive bays||2.5-inch; (2x) 3.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim);||2.5-inch;|
|PSU||250 W||65 W|
|Weight||6.13 kg (13.51 lb)||1.3 kg (2.9 lb)|
|Price**||Check Price||Check Price|
Differences between HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF and HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini
If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF which was released in 2018. The HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini is older and entered production in 2016.
If you are looking for the smaller form factor the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini is the right one for you. It is smaller than the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF 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 HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.
The HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has 4 RAM slots while the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini 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 HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF is using the faster 2666 MT/s RAM. The HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini is slower by supporting RAM speeds of only up to 2133 MT/s. Additionally, if you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini can do a bit less at max 32 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for most users.
In total the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF has 11 USB ports. The HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini is inferior in this regard and packs 7 USB ports. What is nice about the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF, is that it has 5 USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini has no such port, thus restricting your transfer speeds a bit.
DisplayPort is crucial for any desktop machine. It is good to see that both models are featuring DisplayPorts. However, the HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF comes with 2 ports, while the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini has only 1.
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).
An M.2 SSD can be several times faster than the 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 HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini comes with just 1.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!
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 Mini comes with a decent 65 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.