Good audio, an M.2 shield, restrained RGB lighting, solid 802.11ac WiFi, dual Ethernet and decent overclock prowess all count for it.
We've always thought that Mini ITX boards would take off more than they have, driven by ever-increasing chipset integration from both Intel and AMD.
Gigabyte is keen to explore the potentially fertile ground that exists for a Z370/Intel 8th Generation Core mobo built using this small form factor. The appropriately named Z370N WiFi is that board and it offers a number of meaningful upgrades over the previous generation.
The company is smart in how it adds features and balances out the need for a competitive price point. The Z370N, priced just north of £150, occupies the barren space between the basic Mini ITX Z370 boards (£120) and the ones that like to throw every conceivable feature in the mix (£180).
Good audio, an M.2 shield, restrained RGB lighting, solid 802.11ac WiFi, dual Ethernet and decent overclock prowess all count for it. This board would have been practically perfect if it also had USB 3.1 Gen 2, but that's a step too far at this price point.
Think hard about what you want from your next build. If it's Intel 8th Gen Core compatibility and ability to run a high-end graphics card, do you really need much more than a Gigabyte Z370N WiFi?
Solid upgrades over previous gen
Good audio and video outputs
No USB 3.1 Gen 2
Gigabyte Z370N WiFi
The Gigabyte Z370N WiFi is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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