Clark ITS Department's Preferred HP Desktop Compared

  HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (small form factor) Apple 21.5-inch iMac Apple Mac mini Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 (small form factor)
  EliteDesk 800 G1 iMac Mac mini ThinkCentre M83
Processor Intel Core i7-4770 Processor 3.4GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz) Intel Core i5-4570R Processor 2.7GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) Intel Core i7-3720QM Processor 2.6GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) Intel Core i7-4770 Processor 3.4GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)
Video Intel HD Graphics 4600 integrated GPU Intel Iris Graphics 5200 with shared main memory Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600 integrated GPU
Operating Systems Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Windows 8 Professional downgrade rights Mac OS X 10.9 Mac OS X 10.9 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (2 DIMMs, 2 free for additional RAM) 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (2 DIMMS, all slots filled) 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (2 DIMMS, all slots filled) 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (2 DIMMS, 2 free for additional RAM)
Hard Drives 500GB 7200 RPM Drive, SATA 1TB 5400 RPM Drive, SATA 1TB 5400 RPM Drive, SATA 500GB 7200 RPM Drive, SATA
Module Bay Devices DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer LightScribe drive External DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer drive +$79* External DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer drive +$79* DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Double-Layer drive
Wireless Local Area Networking Options None Apple AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card Apple AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card None
USB & input ports 4 USB 3.0 & 6 USB 2.0 4 USB 3.0, 2 Thunderbolt, & SDXC card slot 4 USB 3.0, 1 Thunderbolt, & SDXC card slot 2 USB 3.0 & 4 USB 2.0
Video Out 2 DisplayPort & VGA port Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately) HDMI & Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately) DisplayPort & VGA port
Keyboard & Mouse HP Standard PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad & Mouse Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad & Mouse +$98* Lenovo Standard USB Keyboard & Mouse
Construction/Design 95% efficient 240W power supply 205W power supply 85W power supply 85% efficient 240W power supply
Display

HP Z23i monitor $212.96* 23-inch diagonal LED-backlit display (1920x1080)

integrated 21.5-inch diagonal LED-backlit (IPS) display (1920x1080) HP Z23i monitor $212.96* 23-inch diagonal LED-backlit display (1920x1080) HP Z23i monitor $212.96* 23-inch diagonal LED-backlit display (1920x1080)
Warranty 3/3/3, three years onsite, next business day, three years parts and three years labor 1-year by an authorized Apple service center
Extend to 3 years +$119*
1-year by an authorized Apple service center
Extend to 3 years +$149*
3/3, three years onsite, three years parts and three years labor
Total Cost: $1,152.96* $1,526.00* $1,537.96* $1,244.33*
Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) 4-year NBD onsite warranty +$52.48* None None 4-year NBD onsite warranty +$53.10*

*Pricing as of 6/6/14 and is subject to change per manufacturer.