ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review :: ASUS M2NPV-VM Bundle

02-02-2007 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard
  • 2 SATA cables
  • 1 SATA power cable
  • 2 PATA cables
  • 1 FDD cable
  • Back Plate
  • HDTV Out bracket
  • Firewire bracket
  • Driver CD
  • User Manual
  • ASUS Sticker
  • PC Probe II
  • ASUS Update
  • ASUS Screen Saver
  • ASUS Cool 'n Quiet driver
  • Anti-Virus Software

The retail bundle for the ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard is good enough to get the new owner of the board started. Two SATA cables are included, which allows the user to run two drives in RAID mode. The inclusion of two IDE cables and a Floppy cable is a welcome addition, as many manufacturers only include one of each with their bundled mainstream boards. One thing that is missing from the retail bundle that the more expensive boards have is the SuperBeam directional microphone.

ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review Hardware bundle

Hardware bundle

ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review HDTV Bracket

HDTV Bracket

The TV-Out bracket is interesting. This allows you to run your computer on your TV. There is a wide variety of ports including: S-Video Out RCA out and Component Out ports. You connect the bracket to the board via a cable and can use the TV Out bracket with any TV you own including HDTVs. The other expansion bracket is a Firewire bracket, continuing on the Digital Home theme.

ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review Driver CD+Manual

Driver CD+Manual

ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review Driver install

Driver install

ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review Utilities Install

Utilities Install

ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review Make Floppy

Make Floppy

ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review PC Probe II

PC Probe II

ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review ASUS Update

ASUS Update

The ASUS software bundle is as extensive as you can imagine from an ASUS board. Norton's Systemworks is their Firewall+Anti-Virus combination and protects the computer from viruses and unwanted attacks. PC Probe is ASUS's Windows based Hardware monitoring tool. ASUS Update updates the BIOS and drivers via the Internet.