The high-performance laptop for audio-visual editing : Flex Pro – Intel Atom x5-Z8300 from Prixton.

As a preamble to this test

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Prixton Flex Pro to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.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?

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.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
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 overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. 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 computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Atom x5-Z8300. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. 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. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Your computer will work better and longer.
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 64 Gb. 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.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 9 hours. 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.

The Flex Pro- the right model for streaming and videos ?

This Flex Pro 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.
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.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 11.6 inches, with a 1920×1080. 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. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.2 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Flex Pro. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Flex Pro. 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
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.
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. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.

The Flex Pro to use while travelling.

One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. We therefore analysed this Flex Pro from the point of view of nomadic use. 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?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
Its weight of 1.2 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. A 11.6 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
This Flex Pro is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from 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.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the 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 shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
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.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. 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 model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 64 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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.
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 Flex Pro is an interesting product for travel.

The Flex Pro to make 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. 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. 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.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. 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 64 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 64 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. 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.
For the connector part, the Flex Prohas the USB3 format. 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.
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.
A quality product, designed by Prixton with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. 

Flex Pro for video games?

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. 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.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
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.
Since Prixton has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.64 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
A better access to wifi on this Flex Pro that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.2 Kg.
An excellent autonomy of 9 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.

Flex Pro for office automation ?

Prixton has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Flex Pro. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Prixton has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.2 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Flex Pro. 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.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 64 Gb, is one of the smallest. 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. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.

The Flex Pro – in summary

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.
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