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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.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.So we ran tests on Prixton Flex Pro to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Flex Pro the right choice for surfing the internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.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.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 11.6 inches size. 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. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by Prixton with a lot of care.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300; A mid-range orientation. 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. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Flex Pro is a fair one. 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.In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 64 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with 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. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
The Flex Pro- the right model for streaming and 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.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 11.6, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. 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.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Flex Pro product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Prixton is primarily intended for film lovers the Flex Pro. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
For the sound part, the Flex Pro is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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. 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. 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. 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. Prixton promises 9hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
Flex Pro the right choice for travelling connected ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the Flex Pro. 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.
Its weight of 1.2 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The 11.6 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
The touch screen is present on the Flex Pro, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
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.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 9 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 64 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 11.6 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
On the connector side, it Flex Pro has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models 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…
All in all, this Flex Pro is an interesting product for travel.
The Flex Pro- the right model 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. Clearly, this Flex Procorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by Prixton, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The designers of Prixton have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Flex Pro has only got one, with total 64 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. With 9 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Prixton.
On the connection side, the Flex Proi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the Flex Pro, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And at a price that is well ranked.
With this Flex Pro product, Prixtonoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
Flex Pro the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Flex Pro is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
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. 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.With 64 Gb it Flex Prois below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
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.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Flex Pro the right choice for office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this Flex Pro is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 1.2 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This Flex Pro has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 64 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Ultimately, this Flex Pro is an intermediate choice. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
The Flex Pro in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the Flex Pro you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing