These are fine for folk that have never used the new SSD boot drive or just all SSD based PCs. In fact I'm going with these are pure junk compared to what we use at the office. I think we expunged the last boot HDD from the fleet last week. Folk are impatient and what you listed for use will only be worse by sticking to the old ways.
If you want to compare CPUs that is NOT what will make these machine dogs in overall performance. The RAM and CPU are absolutely fine but equipping such an expensive PC with just HDD is someone ripping you off.
I doubt you need 1 or 2TB. So shop around and consider the HDD to be something you'll swap out or move to a data drive.
https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct500mx500ssd1 is 67USD and would transform these dogs into greyhound performance machines.
I will be using this computer for work. Many tabs and programs will be running simultaneously. Likely will have to use a wifi connection for the first few months.
I am a Costco member and I am currently between the 3 computers (links below). Totally open to other recommendations as well! Is it worth it to spend $250 more and get an XPS desktop?
Computer 1. HP Pavilion Desktop (Costco)
Computer 2. Lenovo 510a Desktop (Costco)
Computer 3. Lenovo 720 Desktop (Costco)
I am leaning toward one of the two Lenovo computers. They are very similar except for a few key differences.
Computer 2. 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Computer 3. 2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive Accelerated by 16GB Optane
Computer 2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700 8-Core Processor 3.0GHz
16GB DDR4 (2-DIMM) 2666MHz RAM
Computer 3. Intel Core i7-8700 Processor at 3.2GHz
16GB DDR4 2666MHz (2-DIMM) RAM
Thank you everyone in advance for your time and help!