Dell Vostro 3669 vs. Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny
Comparison and Differences
Differences between Dell Vostro 3669 and Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny
If you are looking for a more modern desktop, then you should go with the Dell Vostro 3669 which was released in 2016. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny is older and entered production in 2015.
If you are looking for the smaller form factor the Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny is the right one for you. It is smaller than the Dell Vostro 3669 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 Dell Vostro 3669 as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.
The Dell Vostro 3669 has 2 RAM slots while the Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny has only 1 slot(s). This is not something to worry about. Just make sure you take it into consideration when planning how much RAM you are going to use.
The Dell Vostro 3669 is using the faster 2400 MT/s RAM. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny is slower by supporting RAM speeds of up to 1600 MT/s. Additionally, if you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the Dell Vostro 3669 as it has the ability to run 16 GB of RAM. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny can do a bit less at max 8 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for the majority of users.
Both models have the same amount of USB ports for total count of 6. If this is not enough, using a USB hub is always a viable option. None of the desktop models has a USB 3.1 port (10Gb/s), so if you need a fast connection to your peripherals, like external Solid State Drive, you will need to look elsewhere.
Unfortunately, only the Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny has a DisplayPort. The Dell Vostro 3669 does not have one? Don't worry though, nowadays video adapters are cheap and you can get almost any combination of conversion types.
The Dell Vostro 3669 comes with an HDMI port, while the Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny 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 ports are placed on the system board and it 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 Vostro 3669 is better equipped as it comes with 4 SATA slot(s), while the Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny has 1 slot(s).
M.2 SSD interface allows you to transfer data with higher speeds compared to the old SATA interface. Unfortunately, neither the Dell Vostro 3669, nor the Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny has one. However, you can still use a SATA SSD drive which should give you satisfactory performance.
Make sure that the available M.2 slot supports the PCIe (also called 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 6Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 will support speeds up to 32Gb/s!
Having a Power Supply Unit with high power rating is important, if you are going to use components which require extra power. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M600 Tiny comes with a decent 65 Watt PSU, but the Dell Vostro 3669 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, especially if you plan to upgrade to a powerful GPU.