Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF vs. HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF
Comparison and Differences
|Model||Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF||HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF|
|CPU options||Intel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Pentium;||Intel Gen8&9 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;|
|Dedicated GPU *||GeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile||GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile|
|RAM||DIMM DDR4-2400/2666||DIMM DDR4-2666|
|RAM speed||2666 MT/s||2666 MT/s|
|RAM max||64 GB||64 GB|
|USB ports||USB 3.1 Type C; (5x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;||(4x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;|
|Video ports||(2x) Display Port 1.2;||DisplayPort; VGA;|
|Other ports||RJ45; Headset; Line-Out;||RJ45; Headset; Line-In; Line-Out;|
|Optional ports||HDMI2.0b/DP1.2/VGA/USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode); Serial+PS2; Media Card Reader; WiFi antenna;||SD card reader; Serial; Serial and (2x) PS2; DP/HDMI/VGA/USB-C;|
|PCI slots||PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x4 (open ended);||PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x1 ;|
|M.2 slots||M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT)||M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT)|
|Drive bays||3.5-inch/(2x)2.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim);||(2x) 2.5/3.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim);|
|PSU||200 W||180 W|
|Weight||5.81 kg (12.82 lb)||4.6 kg (10.14 lb)|
|Price**||Check Price||Check Price|
Differences between Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF and HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF
If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF which was released in 2019. The Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF is older and entered production in 2018.
Form factor wise the models are the same - both desktops are of similar size and form.
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 ProDesk 400 G6 SFF as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.
The Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF has 4 RAM slots while the HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF 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.None of the desktops has an advantage when it comes to the speed of the RAM being used. Both models support RAM speeds of up to 2666. 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 5060 SFF has 10 USB ports. The HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF is inferior in this regard and packs 8 USB ports. What is nice about the Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF, is that it has 1 USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF 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 Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF comes with 2 ports, while the HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF 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 Dell OptiPlex 5060 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!
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 400 G6 SFF comes with a decent 180 Watt PSU, but the Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF has a more powerful one rated at 200 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.