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

As a preamble to this test

Is the Notebook for you?Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

Notebook enough for internet use?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by Prixton with this Notebook.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. Also note that this model 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 overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. 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. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Very clearly, with only 2 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Notebook, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 32 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. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.

Is Notebook okay to watch videos ?

This Notebook is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Prixton has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1600×900, is a good compromise. 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. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Notebook. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics, which with 2 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than 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. You have 7 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average. 

Notebook the right choice for travelling connected ?

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. We therefore analysed this Notebook from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
It Notebook weights 1.5 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
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. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
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.
Too bad for the processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
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.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 32 Gb of space. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). This reduces the noise caused by the movement of the read/write heads of the standard disk and preserves the storage capacity. If you still run out of space, all you need to do is buy an external drive.
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.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.

Notebook the right choice for audio or video editing ?

For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Notebookmeets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Prixton, there have been many improvements on the components. 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. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. It offers a total available storage space of 1 32 Gb, the best available. It’s one of the best models on this point. You won’t have to worry about storage space for your audio and video creations. And if necessary, via its USB port, you can transfer files at high speed to external drives.
For the autonomy part, Prixton proposes last generation batteries. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
On the connection side, the Notebooki s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. 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. With this Notebook, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. 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. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
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. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 32 Gb it Notebookis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. 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. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

The Notebook for office automation.

Access on efficiency, this Notebook is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It is equipped with Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.5 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. 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.
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 32 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 Notebookcan be quickly filled.
Ultimately, this Notebook is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.

What about the Notebook ?

Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Notebook’ is average but will do the job very well.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing