ASRock AB350M Pro4 Review 9

ASRock AB350M Pro4 Review

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Packaging and Contents

The front of the ASRock AB350M Pro4's box is dominated by a large "P" graphic on a white background. The AB350M Pro4 designation along with the ASRock logo are prominently placed alongside an "AMD Ryzen desktop 2000 ready" at the top left and graphics of supported features along the bottom. The bottom right has the socket and chipset information. The back of the box is centered around a top-down shot of the board next to which are descriptions of the key standout features. Some of these are the dual M.2 SSD slots, USB Type-C port, and ELNA audio caps. Below this is a rear I/O overview graphic on the left and a specifications list on the right.

The layout of the ASRock AB350M Pro4 box is pretty standard, though I don't mean that in a negative way. The concise mix of eye-catching marketing and straightforward specifications has very nearly been perfected at this point. An inclusion of a rear I/O graphic and a clear, well-lit picture of the actual board are particular features I look for in a box design, and ASRock has done an excellent job here with the ASRock AB350M Pro4.

Opening the box, which is quite compact, reveals the included accessories, with the ASRock AB350M Pro4 in an antistatic bag peeking out from under a cardboard divider at the bottom. While I personally prefer a board on top with accessories underneath, I believe in efficiency over presentation. The ASRock AB350M Pro4 box is marvelously compact while retaining the rigidity required to keep the contents safe.

The included accessories for the ASRock AB350M Pro4 are pretty minimal, which is a trend I am seeing with most boards recently. I believe it is in part representative of the market's move away from SATA and towards M.2. The full list of accessories includes:
  • Manual and support DVD
  • 1x Rear I/O cover
  • 2x SATA 6 Gb/s cables
  • 1x Memory install guide
  • 2x M.2 install screws
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