Project TinyMiniMicro: Reviving Small Corporate Desktops


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Apr 17, 2017
I'm looking at the following models for sale in the country I'm in... HP EliteDesk 800 G6 mini i5-10500t /8gb/256gb. They also have HP ProDesk 600 G6 mini i5-10500t /8gb/256gb. I've been studying online specs but can't see any real difference between these models... any idea?
Also can anyone tell me if the vPro functionality in these is useable from Mac OSX, either via client application or web interface? I know nothing at all about vPro, and have an all-Mac environment.
Intention is to use it as some kind of server or virtualization machine maybe with Proxmox.
Usually you have to go to the 800 to get vPro and, sometimes, a second M.2 SSD connector but that distinction seems to have been blurred with G6. The difference seems to be that they have a PCIe riser card option if you buy their discrete graphics card which means that you could conceivable run a 10G NIC card instead in this small a form factor.

To access vPro, I use MeshCommander for Windows but it is available for other platforms as well



Oct 19, 2017
Soldered RAM, M2 storage (probably 1 slot) though. It's basically like an X1 Carbon minus the screen, battery and human interface devices. That's a very large price to pay for not much expansion options down the line.
Yes Uggh, I have 7x X1 Carbon's. Not happy with soldered RAM. Really poor design decision and quickly exited my deployment strategy. All seven are earmarked for kiosk use now. too bad really, they are nice units, however, Lenovo really crapped the bed with power delivery issues on the 2x USB-C ports.