ASUS P8-Z77V Pro Sandy Bridge Review
Up Close Pt1
As always with the P series of motherboards from ASUS the packaging is professional and understated. Although ours seems to have gained a sticker on the back which definitely isn't part of the box art.
The included accessories are all fairly standard items, but one thing that definitely makes us widen our eyes in the inclusion of a WiFi adaptor. It doesn't even need a PCI slot, but rather nestles between the USB 2.0 ports and HDMI ones.
The board itself reminds us a lot of the other P series motherboards from ASUS. A nice departure from their ROG style red and black, although the decision to use different blues nearly everywhere is a bit of a blah. We understand that you need to make certain parts of the motherboard obvious, but do we really need four different colours for the PCI slots? Away from certain aesthetic choices the P8-Z77V is a good looking board as far as the solid, no-name sector of the market goes.