HP Desktop Models. A Short Comparison.

Let’s compare the HP ProDesk and HP EliteDesk PCs. Both are designed for business use, but they have some differences. Here’s a breakdown:

  1. HP ProDesk:
    • Ideal for those who want a reliable and cost-effective business computer.
    • Offers good performance without breaking the bank.
    • Generally targeted at small to medium-sized businesses.
    • May have fewer features compared to EliteDesk.
    • Typically comes with standard security features.
    • Customizable options available.
    • Suitable for general office tasks and productivity.
    • May have a narrower choice of hardware configurations.
    • May undergo less rigorous testing and durability checks compared to EliteDesk.
  2. HP EliteDesk:
    • Aimed at businesses that require higher performance and additional features.
    • Offers a wider choice of hardware configurations.
    • Undergoes more extensive testing and durability checks.
    • Provides enterprise-level security and management features.
    • Designed for demanding workloads and power users.
    • May come with additional security features like HP Wolf Security for Business.
    • Customizable options available.
    • Suitable for tasks such as content creation, virtualization, and data-intensive applications.
    • Generally more expensive than ProDesk due to advanced features and build quality.

In summary, if you prioritize cost-effectiveness and basic functionality, the HP ProDesk is a solid choice. However, if you need higher performance, better security, and additional features, the HP EliteDesk is worth considering. Keep in mind that specific models within each series may vary, so it’s essential to check the specifications of the exact models you’re interested in



When it comes to graphics cards in the models, let’s compare the HP ProDesk and HP EliteDesk series:

  1. HP ProDesk:
    • The HP ProDesk 400 G5 Small Form Factor offers integrated graphics options:
      • Intel UHD Graphics 630 accompanies processors like the Intel Core i7-8700i5-8600, and i3-8300.
      • These integrated graphics are suitable for standard office tasks and everyday use1.
    • However, the ProDesk series does not have dedicated graphics cards as a standard feature.
  2. HP EliteDesk:
    • The HP EliteDesk 800 G8 Small Form Factor provides more options:
      • Intel UHD Graphics 750 is integrated with processors like the Intel Core i9-11900i7-11700, and i5-11600.
      • Additionally, there are options for dedicated graphics cards:
        • NVIDIA Quadro P620 2 GB Graphics Card (with 4 mini-DisplayPort)
        • NVIDIA Quadro P400 2 GB Graphics Card (with 2 mini-DisplayPort to DVI)
        • AMD Radeon RX 550X 4 GB FH Graphics Card (with DisplayPort and HDMI)2.

In summary, if you prioritize graphics performance, the HP EliteDesk series offers more flexibility with dedicated graphics card options. However, for standard office use, the HP ProDesk integrated graphics should suffice. Remember to check specific models within each series for precise details on graphics capabilities.


Let's have a look at a size comparison between model types.

Why would you choose one size over the other?

A quick break down.

The tower model allows for more expansion, hence greater upgradability, but we don’t see many of these these days. The SFF model is the standard office PC, small in size but still versatile for upgrades. the Mini model is for when you are short of space and want to hide it say behind your monitor or even attached below the desk.

HP Tower
HP SFF Desktop
HP Mini Desktop

HP Tower Desktop

HP Small Form Factor Desktop (SFF)

HP Mini Desktop

Dimensions (WxDxH) 33.7 x 30.8 x 15.5 cm

Dimensions (WxDxH) 33.8 x 30.8 x 10 cm

Product Dimensions (W x D x H) 17.7 x 17.5 x 3.4 cm

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