HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini vs. Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower

Comparison and Differences

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ModelHP EliteDesk 800 G5 MiniLenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower
Form factorMicroMini Tower
CPU optionsIntel Gen8&9 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;Intel Gen2&3 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetQ370Q77
Dedicated GPU *N.A.GeForce GTX 1660 Super
RAMSODIMM DDR4-2666DIMM DDR3-1600
RAM slots24
RAM speed2666 MT/s1600 MT/s
RAM max64 GB32 GB
USB portsUSB-C 3.1; (3x)USB-A 3.1; (3x)USB-A 3.0;(4x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;
Video ports(2x) DisplayPort;DisplayPort; VGA;
Other portsRJ45; Hdph; Headset;RJ45; Hdph; (2x) Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Serial;
Optional portsDP/HDMI/VGA/USB-C(DP)/Serial/Thunderbolt 3.0/Fiber NIC; WiFi antenna;DisplayPort; (2x) PS2; Serial; Parallel; Media card reader (USB 2.0);
SATA ports14
PCI slotsN.A.PCIe 2.0 x16; PCIe 2.0 x1; (2x) PCI;
M.2 slots(2x) M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);N.A.
Drive bays2.5-inch;(2x) 2.5/3.5-inch; (2x) 5.25-inch;
PSU65/90/150 WATX 280/450 W
Weight1.05 kg (2.31 lb)11 kg (24.25 lb)
Released20192011
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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 HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini and Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower

If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini which was released in 2019. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower is older and entered production in 2011.

If you are looking for the smaller form factor the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini is the right one for you. It is smaller than the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower 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 EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.

Memory

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower has 4 RAM slots while the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 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 G5 Mini is using the faster 2666 MT/s RAM. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower 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 EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower can do a bit less at max 32 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for most users.

Ports

In total the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower has 8 USB ports. The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini is inferior in this regard and packs 7 USB ports. What is nice about the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini, is that it has 4 USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower 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 G5 Mini comes with 2 ports, while the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower 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 Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower is better equipped as it comes with 4 SATA slot(s).

If you want the fastest transfer speeds for your SSD, an M.2 interface is crucial. Thus, if the M.2 SSD slot is a mandatory requirement for you, go with the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini. Sadly, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower has no such slot, and you will be forced to use the SATA interface instead.

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 EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini comes with a decent 150 Watt PSU, but the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tower has a more powerful one rated at 450 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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