Is the Notebook for you?What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
So we ran tests on Prixton Notebook to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
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.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that Prixton has developed this Notebook.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. 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. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it Notebook is provided by default with a touch screen. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. Knowing that the visible parts are generally less important than the internal components of the computer, we can guess that a lot of care Prixton has been taken in the overall design of this model.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300; A mid-range orientation. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 2 Gb of memory. 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.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. 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. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
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. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Prixton decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. 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.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and 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. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. 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 2 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 battery life, it Notebook can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. Prixton promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Notebook compatible with on the move use ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. We therefore analysed this Notebook from the point of view of nomadic use. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
It Notebook weights 1.5 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
Prixton has decided to provide a touch screen on the Notebook. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. 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.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU Intel Atom x5-Z8300 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Prixton; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
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. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
With this model, Prixton definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The Notebook is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Notebook is an interesting product for travel.
The Notebook- the right model for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this Notebookcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Prixton has designed an interesting product. 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.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300. 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.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. 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. 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. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Notebook 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. 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.
It Notebook is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
The Notebook for online or local games.
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis Notebook wasn’t designed for video games. The Prixton technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
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.
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. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for Prixton this computer is not intended for playing video games. 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.
For the Wi-Fi technology, Prixton, has done little more than standard i.e. without the 5GHz wireless band. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.5 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
By offering 7 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Notebook one. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
Notebook the right choice for office automation ?
Prixton has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Notebook. It is a mature product.
Customary of this OS, Prixton has chosen as usual. 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.
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.
This Notebook eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 32 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In the end, this Notebook is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
Notebook the right choice for the right use
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.
In other words, this model is not really made 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