I try not paying higher premium for I5-9xxxx , only 5% higher performance for 10-20% higher price
Lenovo supply is limited, with PCIe slots features , easy acess , demand is higher, therefore price is higher.
HP is nice, price is reasonable. Elite class is higher price, sometimes seller would priced same as Prodesk class.
Elite class offers full vpro and amt support. Prodesk offers partial amt support.
Dell is easier to find a a good deal, I purchased few Dell mini still with 2 years warranty left.
Dell 70xx is the same class as HP Elite series. Full vpro and AMT
Dell 50xx is simiar to HP Pro series, limited Intel AMT , no vpro
Last week, purchased a Dell 5090 I5-10500T with 16gb ram, 500gb Samsung SSD, for $180 + $20 shipping.
Dell 50xx series only have 1 m.2 slot, not 2 x m2.slot like Dell 70xx series.
I brought a 2TB m.2 nvme for $110 at amazon, 2TB SATA SSD at Newegg for $90.
Plan is use nvme for OS and VM , 2TB SATA SSD for mass storage