Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT vs. HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini
Comparison and Differences
|Model||Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT||HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini|
|Form factor||Mini Tower||Micro|
|CPU options||Intel Gen6&7 i3/i5/i7; Pentium;||Intel Gen10 i3/i5/i7/i9; Celeron; Pentium;|
|Dedicated GPU *||GeForce GTX 1650 Super||NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti (custom)|
|RAM||DIMM DDR4-2133/2400||SODIMM DDR4-2933|
|RAM speed||2400 MT/s||2933 MT/s|
|RAM max||64 GB||64 GB|
|USB ports||(6x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;||USB-C 3.1; (3x)USB-A 3.1; (3x)USB-A 3.0;|
|Video ports||(2x) Display Port 1.2; HDMI 1.4;||(2x) DisplayPort;|
|Other ports||Serial; (2x) PS2; RJ45; Headset; Line-Out;||RJ45; Hdph; Headset;|
|Optional ports||VGA; Media Card Reader;||DP1.4/ HDMI2.0a/ VGA/ USB-C(DP1.4)/ (2x)USB-A 3.0/ LAN/ Thunderbolt3; NVIDIA GTX 1660/(2x)USB-A 2.0/ Serial; WiFi antenna;|
|PCI slots||PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4); (2x) PCIe 3.0 x1;||N.A.|
|M.2 slots||M.2 2280/2242 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA)||(2x) M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);|
|Drive bays||3.5-inch/5.25-inch; (2x) 2.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim);||2.5-inch;|
|PSU||240 W||65/90/150 W|
|Weight||7.93 kg (17.49 lb)||1.42 kg (3.13 lb)|
|Price**||Check Price||Check Price|
Differences between Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT and HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini
If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini which was released in 2020. The Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT is older and entered production in 2017.
If you are looking for the smaller form factor the HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini is the right one for you. It is smaller than the Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT 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 G6 Mini as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.
The Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT has 4 RAM slots while the HP EliteDesk 800 G6 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 G6 Mini is using the faster 2933 MT/s RAM. The Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT is slower by supporting RAM speeds of only up to 2400 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.
In total the Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT has 10 USB ports. The HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini is inferior in this regard and packs 7 USB ports. What is nice about the HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini, is that it has 3 USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT has no such port, thus restricting your transfer speeds a bit.
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.
The Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT comes with an HDMI port, while the HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini does not support the interface. Of course missing HDMI port is something that can be easily fixed with a good adapter (e.g. DisplayPort to HDMI).
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 Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT is better equipped as it comes with 4 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 G6 Mini has 1 M.2 slots while the Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT 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 EliteDesk 800 G6 Mini comes with a decent 150 Watt PSU, but the Dell OptiPlex 5050 MT has a more powerful one rated at 240 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.