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

As a preamble to this test

Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Prixton Flex Pro according to what you are going to do with it.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

Flex Pro the right choice for surfing the internet?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that Prixton has developed this Flex Pro.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
With a 11.6 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. It Flex Pro comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. 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.
With a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300, Prixton offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Flex Pro, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your computer will work better and longer.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 64 Gb, Prixton considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 9 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.

Flex Pro for videos?

This Flex Pro 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.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
Equipped with a small screen size, 11.6 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.2 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Flex Pro will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
On the sound side, it Flex Pro has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. 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 result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
With Intel HD Graphics, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. 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. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Flex Pro one. With 9 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.

The Flex Pro- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the Flex Pro. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
With a weight of 1.2 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 11.6 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Note that the screen of this Flex Pro being touch screen, you will be able to do without the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
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.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
The processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 is inferior to other competitive products.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 9 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 64 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Equipped with a compact 11.6 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
On the connector side, it Flex Pro has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
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…
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Flex Pro can be used for travel purposes.

Flex Pro the right choice for audio or video editing ?

For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this Flex Pro, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Prixton has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Flex Pro allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 64 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. With 9 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This is the best on the market today.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Flex Pro receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It Flex Pro is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
With this Flex Pro product, Prixtonoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. 

The Flex Pro- the right model to play with?

Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Flex Pro is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Our tests have shown that for Prixton this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 64 Gb.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
It has an autonomy of 9 hours, more than many others.
In conclusion, it Flex Pro is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.

Flex Pro for office automation ?

Prixton has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Flex Pro. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Prixton has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. A weight of 1.2 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Flex Pro. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 64 Gb. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Flex Procan be quickly filled.
In the end, this Flex Pro is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.

What about the Flex Pro ?

Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Flex Pro’ is average but will do the job very well.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing