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ASRock DeskMini A300 (Black) vs. ASRock DeskMini X300 (Black) + 9

ASRock DeskMini A300 (Black)

ASRock DeskMini A300 (Black)

£138.97

£144.30 Incl. delivery
ASRock DeskMini X300 (Black)

ASRock DeskMini X300 (Black)

£147.35

Free delivery
Intel NUC NUC8i5BEH (Black)

Intel NUC NUC8i5BEH (Black)

£267.60

£277.54 Incl. delivery
Intel NUC NUC11TNHi5 (Black)

Intel NUC NUC11TNHi5 (Black)

£399.41

£406.59 Incl. delivery
Intel NUC NUC8i7HVK (Black)

Intel NUC NUC8i7HVK (Black)

£633.60

£643.54 Incl. delivery
Intel NUC NUC8i7BEH (Black)

Intel NUC NUC8i7BEH (Black)

£436.80

£446.74 Incl. delivery
ASRock DeskMini H470 (Black)

ASRock DeskMini H470 (Black)

£171.90

£178.78 Incl. delivery
Shuttle XPC Cube SH370R6V2 Plus (Black)

Shuttle XPC Cube SH370R6V2 Plus (Black)

£327.10

£358.31 Incl. delivery
ASRock Jupiter H310 (Black)

ASRock Jupiter H310 (Black)

£179.49

£186.67 Incl. delivery
Intel NUC NUC11TNKi5 (Black)

Intel NUC NUC11TNKi5 (Black)

£399.41

£406.59 Incl. delivery
Sound card
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound card chip
Realtek ALC700
Realtek ALC255
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.0
4.2
5.0
4.2
4.2
5.2
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max Ethernet speed
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
Number of Ethernet connections
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
RAID controller
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
VESA mount
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Type of VESA mount
75x75mm, 100x100mm
Internal S/PDIF
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Internal USB ports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Internal USB 2.0 ports
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Internal USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (5Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
Internal USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
M.2
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Other internal connectors
SATA (Serial ATA)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Max SATA speed
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
Number of SATA ports
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
U.2
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DisplayPort version
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.4
1.2
1.4a
Number of DisplayPort outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Type of DisplayPort connector
Standard
Standard
Via USB-C
Mini
Via USB-C
Standard
Mini
Via USB-C
DVI
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Front connections
Microphone, Audio, USB 3.1 Type C
USB 2.0, Microphone, Audio, Memory card reader, USB 3.0
Microphone, Audio, Memory card reader, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type C
USB 2.0, Microphone, Audio, Memory card reader, USB 3.0
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0a
2.0a
2.0a
2.0a
1.4a
2.0b
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Type of HDMI connector
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Microphone input
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Other connectors
PS/2
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
S/PDIF
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Thunderbolt
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Number of Thunderbolt ports
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Thunderbolt version
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 4
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (total)
4 ​
4 ​
5 ​
9 ​
5 ​
4 ​
9 ​
USB 2.0
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
3 ​
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
3 ​
3 ​
4 ​
5 ​
4 ​
4 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
4 ​
1 ​
0 ​
4 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
VGA outputs
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
Colour
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Titanium
Black
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
155 mm
155 mm
112 mm
112 mm
142 mm
112 mm
155 mm
332 mm
178 mm
119.4 mm
117 mm
Height
155 mm
155 mm
51 mm
54 mm
39 mm
51 mm
80 mm
197 mm
34 mm
34.4 mm
37 mm
Width
80 mm
80 mm
117 mm
117 mm
221 mm
117 mm
155 mm
215 mm
178 mm
112.6 mm
112 mm
Product weight
7.93 kg
2.15 kg
3.5 kg
Volume
1.92 litre
1.92 litre
1.2 litre
0.46 litre
Eco labels
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
2.5 drive bays (Internal/hidden)
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
3.5 drive bays (External/visible)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
3.5 drive bays (internal/hidden)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
5.25 drive bays (External/visible)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Other expansion slots
PCI Express x1
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI Express x16
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Slim optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Features
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
Fan spaces 40/50 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 60/70 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 80 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces 90/92 mm
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Fan spaces total
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Form factor
Mini-STX
Mini-STX
UCFF/NUC
UCFF/NUC
UCFF/NUC
UCFF/NUC
Mini-ITX
UCFF/NUC
UCFF/NUC
Motherboard chipset
Intel HM175
Intel H470
No. of fans included
0 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
1 ​
PSU included
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal/External
External
External
External
External
External
External
External
External
Power
120 W
120 W
90 W
28 W
120 W
90 W
120 W
500 W
90 W
28 W
Touchscreen
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Type of chassis
Ultra compact
Ultra compact
Ultra compact
Ultra compact
Ultra compact
Ultra compact
Ultra compact
Ultra compact
Graphics card
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Graphics processor
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Radeon RX Vega M GH
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Intel HD Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Maximum amount of memory
32 GB
64 GB
32 GB
64 GB
32 GB
32 GB
64 GB
64 GB
32 GB
16 GB
64 GB
Memory slot
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
DIMM
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
Memory slots
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Type of memory
DDR4
DDR4
DDR4
DDR4
DDR4
DDR4
DDR3
DDR4
64-bit processor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Compatible processors
Intel Core i5 Gen 8
Intel Core i7 Gen 8
Intel Core i7 Gen 8
Intel Core i7 Gen 10, Intel Core i5 Gen 10, Intel Core i3 Gen 10
Processor included
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Processor model
Intel Core i5 8259U
Intel Core i5 1135G7
Intel Core i7 8809G
Intel Core i7 8559U
Intel Core i5 1135G7
Socket
AMD Socket AM4
AMD Socket AM4
Integrated processor
Integrated processor
Integrated processor
Integrated processor
Intel Socket 1200
Intel Socket 1151
Intel Socket 1151
Integrated processor
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No
No