Application and Futuremark Performance

Of the enterprise systems we've tested so far, out of the gate the HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim (whew, that's a mouthful) is equipped with the "slowest" processor. The Intel Core i5-2500S is a quad-core with a nominal clock speed of 2.7GHz, andit  doesn't support Hyper-Threading. However, under single-threaded loads it should be as fast as a Core i5-2500/2500K, and honestly it ought to be more than enough for any user this desktop is geared towards.

In the PCMarks, the Z210 benefits substantially from being equipped with an SSD. The i5-2500S does take a hit from its weaker GPU core than the i5-2500K (6 EUs instead of 12), but for general use they're both sufficient. For basic office work, performance is still excellent on all of these systems.

Cinebench R10 at least shows off the i5-2500S's (and by extension, Sandy Bridge's) acumen at single-threaded tasks. The instant extra cores are taken into account, though, it loses a bit of traction due to its reduced clock speed compared to a full 95-watt i5-2500. The more expensive i7-2600S build would certainly help close the gap if you need more multi-threaded processing power.

Since the 8200 uses just the integrated graphics core on the i5-2500S, graphics performance is comparatively quite slow. This isn't a major issue: the 8200 isn't meant to be playing Crysis, it's meant for managing spreadsheets and writing memos. It can handle most video as and photo work as well, but it will do most of its number crunching on the CPU.

Overall, performance may be a touch behind the other configurations we've tested, but the HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim is also the least expensive desktop we've tested out of the entire lot. It's also about a third the size of even the diminutive Z210 and weighs less than half as much, and as you'll see on the next page, it also has another ace up its sleeve.

Introducing the HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim Build, Noise, Heat, and Power Consumption


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  • Ro808 - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - link

    On the comparison of a HP SFF/Ultra Slim Desktop vs an Apple Mac Mini: I use both machines with the following specs:

    - Mac Mini Server 2011, 2.3 GHz i7 with 8 gb and dual WD Black 750 GB hdd's running El Capitan (latest) (bought for 500 euro).
    - HP dc5800, e8400 Core2Duo, 8 gb ram, 250gb Seagate hdd and Radeon HD6450 1 GB Videocard running Win 10 x64 Pro (bought for 25 euro).

    I like both (and the Mac Mini is smaller and of course 'a looker') , but!!!
    Probably due to Windows 10 being considerably lighter on resources compared to the latest editions of OSX the older and by far lesser specced HP feels noticably faster compared to the Mac. The Mac is only used for HT purposes and both hdd's have over 90% free space.
    The HP is used for some serious computing ( Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Web development and even 3d Moddeling and CAD) , of course not on a high-end level, but still....
    The hdd of the HP has only 10% free space and.... still it feels more responsive than the Mac does.
    So the HP wins hands down when it comes to value per euro (or USD).

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