Summary: The only thing that would have made it perfect: if it included a hard drive. Everything works straight out of the box. My 2nd PC build, first Linux build (running 13.04). The graphics of the APU are terrific; I am not a gamer.
Summary: It's not easy to switch from "auto" CPU speed to a fixed speed. In Auto, it shows the final clock, but the manual settings are for a base clock and multiplier. It's not clear what you need to match what it was finding in "auto".
Pros: BIOS GUI makes flexible configuration easy. BIOS can be updated from a USB drive (no operating system).
Cons: The "auto" mode for memory speeds isn't perfect. Some days it was finding the right speed and everything was solid. Others, it was locking up. I ended up locking the memory speed manually, then it was stable.