A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : Prixton Notebook – Intel Atom x5-Z8300

In presentation

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

Notebook to surf the Internet?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is in this spirit that Prixton has developed this Notebook.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Material that seem to be well-designed.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. This laptop is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Notebook on your lap. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. The engineers fromPrixton have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Atom x5-Z8300. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Very clearly, with only 2 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 32 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.

Notebook the right choice for watching movies ?

This Notebook is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Prixton has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1600×900. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.5 kg) when you have to carry it.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics graphic card, and with 2 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. Prixton promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

The Notebook- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the Notebook. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
It Notebook is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.5 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
The touch screen is present on the Notebook, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Note that like all manufacturers, Prixton is optimistic about the autonomy of this Notebook. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
Because use is likely to consist of travel and traveling, this laptop was thin and relatively light with 2 hard drives, one SSD, the other normal, for an overall size of 32 Gb. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
With this model, Prixton definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
On the connector side, it Notebook has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Prixton clearly provides with this Notebook a very good choice for the trip.

Notebook the right choice for audio or video editing ?

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this Notebookmeets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Prixton, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 32 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
With dual technology, with a standard hard disk and an SSD, you will be assured of good storage capacity. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 32 Gb. It’s one of the best models on this point. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. Finally, if you really need it, you can add storage via an external hard drive.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
For the connector part, the Notebookhas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
By choosing this Notebook, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. 

Notebook for video games?

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Notebook, it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, Prixton has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1600×900, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 32 Gb.
No 5GHZ network possible in wifi on Notebook. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
With a weight 1.5 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Notebook one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

The Notebook for office automation.

Access on efficiency, this Notebook is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
Prixton has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Neither too heavy nor too light. In short, an average laptop with 1.5 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
The storage of this model, 32 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.

The Notebook – in summary

There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Notebook’ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing