Date: August 18th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Albatron
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It would be the beginning of 2002 before the name Albatron would first be heard along corporate corridors, but one must go back to 1984 to trace the true birth of the company. Starting out as Chun Yun Electronics, the company was primarily a display manufacturer, producing wide-screen multimedia monitors, rear projection systems, TVs, and plasma displays. The change in name to Albatron signaled the dawning of a new product line and a new direction. From our initiation, it was clear to us that to succeed we would need to be strong. This strength comes to us through our personnel. In screening applicants, we look for people who show creativity, passion and the entrepreneurial spirit. We expect and ask a lot from our personnel but then we give a lot in return. Albatron operates on a platform of mutual respect and understanding that flows from upper management to project leaders, from engineers to sales and marketing specialists, from production personnel to all the support people, and back around.
Being a website that has reviewed Albatron products before, we have been nothing but impressed with this company's introduction into the computer hardware market. Their products have been affordable, well made, performed well, and seem to have the quality and workmanship of a manufacturer seasoned with 10 or more years experience. With the relative success of last years product line, Albatron continued by introducing their FX5200, FX5600 and FX5900 product lines to represent the budget, mainstream and enthusiast niches in the videocard market.
Today, I will be looking at the mainstream FX5600EQ variety which is packed with 256 megs of onboard memory. Does this board deserve you hard-earned money? Would this card represent a good upgrade opportunity? Read on....