HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Desktop Mini review: affordable but underpowered mini PC

The neat but underpowered HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Desktop Mini PC is feeling its age.

A black compact HP EliteDesk 800 desktop PC sitting on a brown wooden table
(Image: © Future/Erlingur Einarsson)


  • Very compact
  • Good connectivity for office work
  • Easy to set up


  • Base model is very underpowered
  • Other mini PCs offer better value for money

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HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Desktop Mini: Key specs

CPU: Intel Core i5-10500T
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Headphone/headset jack, 5x SuperSpeed USB-A, 1x USB-C, 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x RJ-45 ethernet, 1x HDMI 2.1
17.7 x 17.5 x 3.4cm

I really wanted to love the HP EliteDesk 800 G6 Desktop Mini PC. It's an entire desktop computer wrapped inside a nice little package that measures less than 18 x 18 x 4cm and comes from the maker of some very nice computers I've enjoyed testing in recent months. 

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Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.