Unfortunately, I'm not an experienced enough weldor to give you the answer you're looking for. Case in point is I've never even seen a Hobart welder in person. I was using my neighbor's Lincoln before this and he also has a few Miller products. My local Airgas stores have Lincoln and Millers on their floors.
My Eastwood welder is exactly what you see in the pics except it has the cheaper stamped copper ground clamp shown in the off brand pic.
I am happy with the purchase. It has performed very well for me so far.
I hope this is still helpful.