HP EliteDesk 800 G5 SFF vs. HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini

Comparison and Differences

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ModelHP EliteDesk 800 G5 SFFHP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini
Form factorDesktopMicro
CPU optionsIntel Gen8&9 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;Intel Gen6 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetQ370Q150
Dedicated GPU *GeForce GTX 1650 Low ProfileN.A.
RAMDIMM DDR4-2666SODIMM DDR4-2133
RAM slots42
RAM speed2666 MT/s2133 MT/s
RAM max128 GB32 GB
USB portsUSB-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 portsRJ45; Hdph; Headset; Line-Out; Line-In;RJ45; Hdph; Mic;
Optional portsDP/HDMI/VGA/USB-C(DP); Serial; SD card reader;DP/HDMI/Serial; (2x) WiFi antenna;
SATA ports31
PCI slotsPCIe 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 bays2.5-inch; (2x) 3.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim);2.5-inch;
PSU250 W65 W
Weight6.13 kg (13.51 lb)1.3 kg (2.9 lb)
Released20192016
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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 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 G5 SFF which was released in 2019. 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 G5 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 HP EliteDesk 800 G5 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.

Memory

The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 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 G5 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 G5 SFF as it has the ability to run 128 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.

Ports

In total the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 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 G5 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 G5 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 G5 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 G5 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!

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 ProDesk 600 G2 Mini comes with a decent 65 Watt PSU, but the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 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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