The Z97-A from ASUS belongs to the manufacturer's Classic-Series which makes it feature a black PCB and champagne-colored heatsinks. This board certainly offers more than just a pretty color scheme like for instance great versatility regarding storage connectors. Also the price of this motherboard is quite interesting.
The Z97-A from ASUS is
an ATX motherboard and at a first glance it comes with a reasonable feature mix.
Other than that also the price is rather is quite appealing.