The Biostar TZ68A+ arrived on our doorstep a short time ago, and when we opened the package, we were greeted with a bright blue box, with what looked to be a tablet staring back at us. Thinking perhaps we were sent the wrong product, we flipped the box over to realize we were staring at the back of the box, which has quite a few logos on the back depicting what technology is to be found inside. On the front of the box, the "T-SERIES" logo stands out first and foremost, with just a few technology logos, and the board's actual name tucked into the bottom right corner. We spent several minutes flipping the box over and back; the orientation of the box design was spun a full 90 degrees from a lot of other products we've looked at, and all together, really gives an impression of quality that we do not find on every product's packaging. The stylish blue box just might be one of our favorites so far.
Upon opening the box, we find the accessories right on top, separated from the board below by a decent layer of cardboard, and most of the accessories were neatly bundled together with a Velcro strap with the Biostar logo printed on it in white. Under the cardboard we find the board itself, wrapped in the usual anti-static bag. The packaging is enough to ensure the board gets to your door intact, and looks good on the store shelf too.
This entry-level product comes with very little in the way of accessories as is the norm for this level of product. We find only three SATA 6 Gb/s cables, along with a manual, driver disc, I/O shield, Velcro wrap, and the Lucid Virtu setup guide. It seems very odd that there is only enough cabling for half the included SATA ports, but again, this is partially dictated by MSRP. Take a quick look at the list below to find a full listing of what's inside the TZ68A+'s box:
- 1x I/O Shield
- 1x User Manual
- 1x Driver CD
- 3x SATA 6 Gb/s cables with locking pins
- 1x SATA Power Cable
- 1x Velcro Cable Tie
- 1x Lucid Setup Guide