NUC vs VirtualBox on macOS for HA?

I can’t believe that I’ve only just discovered HA but having done so I’m wondering which would be the best platform to use? I have an Intel NUC (NUC7i5DNKE, 2.6GHz, i5, 8GB DDR4, 120GB M2 SSD) and also a Mac mini (3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑gen i7, 32GB DDR4, 1TB SSD). Whilst I could dedicate the NUC to HA it would be both more convenient (and more Green) to leave the NUC as dual-boot Win 10/Ubuntu and run HA inside VirtualBox on the Mac.

Does HA run well under VirtualBox or would I be better off using the NUC?

Thanks for your thoughts.