HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF vs. Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small

Comparison and Differences

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ModelHP ProDesk 600 G2 SFFLenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small
Form factorDesktopDesktop
CPU optionsIntel Gen6 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;Intel Gen2&3 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetQ150Q77
Dedicated GPU *GeForce GT 1030 Low ProfileGeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile
RAMDIMM DDR4-2133DIMM DDR3-1600
RAM slots44
RAM speed2133 MT/s1600 MT/s
RAM max64 GB32 GB
USB ports(6x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;(4x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;
Video ports(2x) DisplayPort: VGADisplayPort; VGA;
Other portsRJ45; Hdph; Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Serial; (2x) PS2;RJ45; Hdph; (2x) Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Serial;
Optional portsMedia card reader (USB 2.0); Serial;DisplayPort; (2x) PS2; Serial; Parallel; Media card reader (USB 2.0);
SATA ports34
PCI slotsPCIe 3.0 x16; (3x) PCIe x1;PCIe 2.0 x16; PCIe 2.0 x1; (2x) PCI;
M.2 slotsN.A.N.A.
Drive bays2.5-inch; (2x) 3.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim)2.5/3.5-inch; 5.25-inch;
PSU200 WTFX 240 W
Weight6.9 kg (16.7 lb)7.5 kg (16.5 lb)
Released20152011
Manuallinklink
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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 ProDesk 600 G2 SFF and Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small

If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF which was released in 2015. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small is older and entered production in 2011.

Form factor wise the models are the same - both desktops are of similar size and form.

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 ProDesk 600 G2 SFF as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.

Memory

RAM slots is where your insert your RAM sticks. Each of those two models has 4 RAM slot(s) which should be taken into account when planning how much and what combination of RAM you are going to need.

The HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF is using the faster 2133 MT/s RAM. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small 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 ProDesk 600 G2 SFF as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small 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 ProDesk 600 G2 SFF has 10 USB ports. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small is inferior in this regard and packs 8 USB ports. None of the desktop models has a USB 3.1 port (10Gb/s), so if you need a fast connection to your peripherals you will need to look at other models.

DisplayPort is crucial for any desktop machine. It is good to see that both models are featuring DisplayPorts. However, the HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF comes with 2 ports, while the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small 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 Small is better equipped as it comes with 4 SATA slot(s).

M.2 SSD interface allows you to transfer data with higher speeds compared to the old SATA. Unfortunately, neither the HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF, nor the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small has one. However, you can still use a SATA SSD drive which should give you satisfactory performance.

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 SFF comes with a decent 200 Watt PSU, but the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Small 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.

Motherboard

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