Review desktop HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini, G4 EliteDesk 705 SFF and Desktop Pro A G2 AMD Ryzen PRO

On the background of the innovations AMD introduced this year, still looks and decisions of the previous generation — especially when it comes to commercial PCs. Such systems have excellent scalability, functionality and, of course, performance — and in this you will see on the example of three desktops, HP.

Technical characteristics and specifications

So, to our test lab arrived the following desktop systems: Pro

Desk 405 Desktop G4 Mini, G4 HP EliteDesk 705 SFF and HP Desktop Pro A G2. These computers have a lot in common, but at the same time they are so different. Naturally, the collector offers a wide variety of modifications of the PC. You can choose as entry-level computer, and to invest in the purchase of the most “pumped” configuration of the PC. In any case, HP desktops designed in such a way that you can easily scale them as you grow your business. Key features covered in this article systems is given in the table below.

  HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini HP EliteDesk 705 SFF G4 HP Desktop Pro A G2
The CPU AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400GE
AMD Athlon PRO 200GE
AMD A10 APU
AMD A6 APU
AMD A8 APU
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO
Graphics Built-in CPU Built-in CPU
AMD Radeon R7 430 2 GB
AMD Radeon RX 550X 4 GB
Built-in CPU
RAM Up to 32 GB DDR4-2933 Up to 64 GB DDR4-2666 Up to 16GB DDR4-2666
SSD: up to 512GB
HDD: up to 1TB
SSD: up to 1TB
HDD: up to 2TB
SSD: up to 256GB
HDD: up to 1TB
The wireless communication module Local network: network adapter Realtek RTL8111EPH
Wireless network: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260
Local network: network adapter Realtek RTL8111EPH
Wireless network: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260
Local network: network adapter Realtek RTL8111HSH-CG
Wireless network: Realtek RTL8821CE-CG
Interfaces 6 × USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × RJ-45
2 × 3.5 mm mini Jack
4 × USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
6 × USB 2.0 Type-A
1 × D-Sub
2 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × RJ-45
1 × card reader (optional)
2 × PS/2
3 × 3.5 mm mini Jack
4 × USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
4 × USB 2.0
1 × HDMI 2.0
1 × VGA
1 × RJ-45
3 × 3.5 mm mini Jack
Power supply 65W, external 180 W 180 W
Dimensions 177 x 175 x 34 mm 296 x 270 x 95 mm 136 × 262 × 310 mm
Weight 1,26 kg A 4.53 kg 4,32 kg
Operating system Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Home Windows 10 single language
FreeDOS
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Home Windows 10 single language
FreeDOS
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Home Windows 10 single language
FreeDOS
Guarantee 1 year 3 years 1 year

Features HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini

 

Buy HP EliteDesk 705 SFF G4

 

Buy HP Desktop Pro A G2

The screenshots above clearly show that speech will go today about computers with different performance. So, the HP EliteDesk 705 G4 is equipped with an 8-core chip Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X and from 32 GB of RAM. Naturally, this system unit will be significantly more productive than their “colleagues”, as in G4 ProDesk 405 Desktop Mini installed 2-core Athlon PRO 200GE and 8 GB of RAM, and Desktop Pro A G2 — 3 PRO Ryzen 2200G and 8 GB of RAM. All computers are fast solid — state drives are very cool, because almost all the operations related to the accessed cells of the SSD will be performed as quickly as possible. And all the PC has been installed the professional version of Windows 10, HP strongly recommends that you use it. In particular, supported security technologies Windows as Device Guard Guard Credential, the TPM 2.0 and VBS.

You may have noticed that all three computers are using the PRO version of AMD Central processing units. From the usual chips, these models are support functions such as GuardMI and AMD DASH 1.2. Technology GuardMI includes built-in security features. For example, AMD Memory Guard encrypts and decrypts data in real time, in memory. Interestingly, Intel have no such technology. Feature AMD Secure Boot provides a secure boot and to prevent threats to mission-critical software.

DASH technology developed by many companies (because we are dealing with an open standard), considerably simplifies the management of computers from the administration. So, it allows you to remotely accomplish tasks regardless of a computer’s power state or operating system. For example, it is possible to safe starting the system remotely, even if it is currently turned off. The administrator can obtain all the necessary information about the health of the system components, even if the operating system is unavailable.

Read more about GuardMI and AMD DASH 1.2 you can read by clicking on this link.

Do not forget that the HP computers for business have a number of exclusive technologies, features and software. Here are some of them:

  • HP BIOSphere Gen4, operating in automatic mode, prevents data leakage, increases productivity and reduces downtime.
  • HP Sure Click protect system from web attacks.
  • HP Client Security Manager Gen4 includes features like multi-factor authentication HP password Manager HP Password Manager. These tools provide protection from data theft, attacks and unauthorized access.
  • HP Sure Start Gen4 has a hardware-based security features and is able to automatically restore the BIOS in the case of penetration by malicious software.
  • Sure HP Recover allows you to quickly and safely restore your PC using the latest version of the system image using only a network connection.
  • HP Image Assistant Gen3 creates custom Windows images.

As you can see, client-ready solutions have everything needed to work long, quickly, securely and smoothly. At the same time these PC everything is fine with the security that comes, as we have seen, from three parties: AMD, HP and Microsoft. This plan ready HP look much more preferable, for example, desktops, and collected independently.

Complete with every computer were the power cord, keyboard and mouse. It turns out, HP is ready to work, that is, out of the box — just connect the system unit to the monitor.

HP desktop discussed in this review support Hardware Support Onsite service, which provides remote support and on site hardware maintenance, and also helps to improve device performance. The service includes many useful features, more about which you can read here.

Appearance and functionality

As we have said, all three are similar to each other. All three computers can withstand a certain style — austere, but stylish. In our opinion, this is how should look the system blocks of the corporate class. The housings of all three machines are made of steel, painted in Matt black. Only the front panels of system units — plastic.

But at the same time, the models differ markedly from each other.

HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini

HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini

HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini

So, HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini is the most compact system unit discussed today. Its thickness is only 3.4 cm, and weight not exceed 1.3 kg. This computer is equipped with a VESA-mounting hardware, allowing it to be mounted behind the monitor, and an external power supply. For clarity, we photographed the HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini along with the 6-inch smartphone. Of course, the use of this PC will let you maximize your workspace in the workplace.

The computer has a high functionality. On its front panel are two USB 3.1 Gen1 A-type and two 3.5 mm mini-Jack. Behind HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini has a RJ-45 connector, two video outputs DisplayPort, VGA and four USB 3.1 Gen1 A-type. This set of interfaces will be enough for a PC connection of several monitors and a large number of peripheral devices.

HP EliteDesk 705 SFF G4

HP EliteDesk 705 SFF G4

HP EliteDesk 705 SFF G4

HP EliteDesk 705 G4 and HP Desktop Pro A G2 be significantly more just reviewed the HP ProDesk 405 Desktop G4 Mini, but in fact we are also dealing with a compact system units assembled in the housings of format Micro-Tower. HP EliteDesk 705 G4 can be installed in both horizontal and vertical positions — it included with the computer is a special stand. The abbreviation in the title SFF HP EliteDesk 705 G4 stands for Small Form Factor. The case measures 9,5x27x29,6 cm, and its weight slightly exceeds 4.5 kg. In the market you can find a larger version of the HP EliteDesk 705 G4.

On the front panel of the HP EliteDesk 705 SFF G4 has two USB 2.0 ports A-type, the same USB 3.1 Gen1, one USB 3.1 Gen1 C-type and 3.5 mm mini Jack. Optionally the system unit can be equipped with a 9.5-mm optical drive and card reader.

On the rear panel of the HP EliteDesk 705 SFF G4 located video outputs DisplayPort (discrete graphics), RJ-45, four USB 2.0 ports A-type, dual USB 3.1 Gen1 (also A-type), two 3.5 mm mini Jack and two PS/2 and serial port. Note that the I/O panel of the computer may change depending on its configuration.

HP Desktop Pro A G2

HP Desktop Pro A G2

HP Desktop Pro A G2

Finally, HP Desktop Pro A G2 is the largest computer discussed in this article. Its mass is 4,32 kg, size — 13,6×26,18×31 see On the front panel of the system unit accommodates a 3.5 mm headset Jack and four USB 3.1 Gen1 A-type. Behind the test model found the audio output and audio input, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet port, VGA output, and four USB 2.0 ports A-type.

Source: 3dnews.ru

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