With the release of FM2, we also saw a slight refresh with their chipset lineup as well as some additions. A85X was added but an old favourite was kept on with their A55 chipset, which we all remember from the FM1 Llano days.
A55 in a nutshell is your typical no frills option that gives you all the features you need, and none of the features that you don’t need. I guess you could say that it’s aimed at a particular market, such as HTPC, business, education, government and so forth as it doesn’t have the likes of SATA III and Bluetooth and AMD CrossFireX technology, but for users wanting it for the purposes listed, are you really going to want all of that? If your answer is no, then why should you pay for it?
That’s exactly what Asus believe too and that’s why they’ve released their F2A55-M LK board to market. We actually reviewed its bigger brother, the F2A55-M not long ago and was impressed with its performance overall, especially for a budget focussed product. The LK edition follows the same trend but cuts out even more, bringing the price down to an even more attractive level, though the F2A55-M was only retailing at less than £70 anyway, but what would you say if you found out the LK is less than £55?
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