Summary: It's a good board. I don't really have any serious issues with it, since I'm running Windows 8. I'm going to take 1 egg off my rating due to the BIOS posting issue I mentioned.
Pros: Numerous USB 2.0 ports, more than you'll find on many other main boards, low cost, and the included ASUS software is very useful. The FM1 socket processor, for this board, is also inexpensive.
Cons: This board only works with Windows 8. Using any other operating system results in the network adapter (RJ-45 port) not functioning. The RJ-45 ethernet port only works with Windows 8. Also, I have trouble getting the BIOS screen to post during start-up, but I can live without it.
Summary: I had wanted an inexpensive small system to edit church services and to produce audio CDs for our choir. The little system will never be used for gaming, so I can't address the boards capabilities for that purpose, but it runs graphic editing software, video editing software, sound editors, and home...
Pros: I had been experiencing issues with the way another brand of board worked with my A8-3850. After trying everything imaginable, including reloading the entire operating system twice, I gave up and bought the Asus FM1A55-M LE R2.0. I loaded the system a third time, and everything worked perfectly, ...
Cons: I've found no cons so far, except that the included disk had drivers for Win7 only. But almost all of t he drivers are already in Win 8.1, and revised software for 8.1 is available on the Asus website.
Pros: For the price, the mobo has performed to the standards I expected. I do not use the on-board graphics card so I cannot testify to its reliability. Overall I am happy with my purchase.
Cons: The PS/2 ports never worked. Apparently I am not the only customer who has experienced the problem. This is not a major issue considering I already used a usb mouse, and found a twenty dollar usb keyboard.