Packaging & Initial Impressions
Much like it's sibling, the Zotac ION ITX-F arrived in a well designed box sporting the brand's black and bronze/orange colour scheme. As always, there is a full listing of the product's specifications such that it's relatively easy to tell the difference between this ION ITX board and the various derivatives of it.
The material of the box was of relatively thick cardboard, and an internal cardboard divider prevented accessories and the motherboard from moving. In case it wasn't made clear, the box is rather small and there is little in the way of wasted space.
The accessory list is reasonable for a motherboard such as this. Included in our sample was three SATA cables, one SATA power adapter, 80mm fan, Driver CD, Manual, WiFi Antennae and I/O Shield.
The installation of the motherboard was nigh on faultless from power on, through the installation of the operating system and onto the installation of drivers.
The motherboard's BIOS is a far cry from those found on DFI's overclock orientated motherboards but I think may of you will be surprised by it's offerings.