What do you first associate the company Prestigio? Personally, I have — with car navigators, the only one still helps out in the long-haul journeys to Russia and Europe, although they were purchased a few years ago. But not only this famous company with head office in Cyprus: she makes laptops, and quite interesting, using the latest available technology on the market. Read this review till the end — one of these laptops could be yours!
Why are we having this conversation? But the fact that in our editorial Board there were two representative line of laptops Prestigio — Visconte Visconte S. Ecliptica and during the month we tested two of these devices and now, finally, ready to tell about their experiences. Well, let's get everything in order.
Sales Visconte Ecliptica started not so long ago — literally, a month and a half ago, it was more interesting to look at this result of engineering Prestigio. I have to say, this is no ordinary laptop: it is not only touch, but also has advanced rotation mechanism of the cover. Put a little more effort to "push" the frame of the display — Hey Presto! Ready the tablet for work.
Supplied with a simple but very massive: neatly Packed inside laptop charger which surprised by its size and the required documentation.
When I opened the box, I did not expect something supernatural, given the modest cost of the laptop (more on this later). Live but everything turned out differently: the design even hints at the premium, the cover is a nice touch, although plastic keyboard area is a bit "dublenki". What do you want, something they need to justify a low price.
Plastic roof glossy, but looks very nice. The lid has a sleek edges and a slightly curved form. Behind the laptop looks about the same, except that the four round legs and a pair of speakers, all outstanding.
If to speak about the Assembly as a whole, we have no complaints. Pleased weight Visconte Ecliptica (1,77 kg) — the competitors ' similar solutions noticeably heavier.
Go to ports. The set is small but has everything you need: left — high-speed USB 3.0 port, HDMI and audio Jack on the right — USB 2.0, power button of the computer off the keyboard, a slot for memory cards micro-SD and power port.
The Process of disabling the keyboard should be considered separately. Yeah, there off is carried out manually using a switch, automatic shut-off no. Is it comfortable? From personal experience — Yes, automation is not always true determines when to turn off the keyboard, in the end, she can suddenly abyss when you want to work with. I got used to the switch for a couple of days — it is convex, so that to produce the necessary manipulations on the touch.
Of Course, the rotary mechanism there is provided not just — laptop screen touch. The sensor works smartly, responsiveness pleases. At the bottom of the display is a touch button "start", made in the form of the Windows logo on top — the front facing camera. At two megapixels, though, but for Skype will fit.
What is lacking is the oleophobic layer on the glass that covers the touchscreen display. The screen collects fingerprints, a cloth for wiping the screen with a must have always. Someone can not relate it to critical flaws, it depends on the specific user.
As to the keyboard, here it is with a classic set — the height of the buttons is comfortable, the text is typed easily even blind. This review, by the way, I write it on Visconte Ecliptica. The touchpad has a matte surface: this is very cool since it is non-staining. There are also a few hidden buttons.
The Main thing in this laptop — this, of course, loops that support the rotation of the cover almost 360 degrees. The course is tight, so rotation is necessary to make some effort. If you put the laptop on the table (under 180 degrees), a small gap in the area of the hinges remains due to the specific design, but it is not critical. The display orientation changes automatically in tablet mode to use the computer comfortably.
The emergence of the Intel x5-Z8300 pleased — still a fresh platform made for 14-nm process technology with SDP of 2 watts. Reduced power consumption is achieved by automatically reducing the frequency in idle mode. Many people wonder and if not a little 2 GB of RAM? In General, for everyday tasks enough, even World of Tanks Blitz computer "pulls" quietly.
Built-in 32 GB of memory you can easily overclock through the support of external drives and memory cards. 7-8 hours with average load provided by the battery with 10,000 mAh.
Windows 10 is here without unnecessary intervention of the manufacturer, everything works the way we are accustomed (with, by the way, give 100GB free OneDrive cloud storage account). On the IPS-matrix looks very fresh, and huge, and social networks to sit, and even play a little.
The Laptop can lay claim to being one of the best in the "middle" segment, especially given its . The set of characteristics for the money is more than sufficient, build on the five plus. And nothing more is needed.
But in the beginning of the article we said that the editors were two devices from Prestigio. What is our today's second hero? His name — Visconte's, and he has a lot in common with his "older brother". However, if Visconte Ecliptica is a laptop-transformer, Visconte S — the transformer tablet. Externally, it is, of course, virtually indistinguishable from a laptop, but only as long as not to detach the keyboard from the screen.
The device Comes in almost the same box as the first laptop from the review, even the package is similar: tablet, documentation, charger. Externally Visconte's looks expensive and stylish. Matte cover that doesn't collect fingerprints, hinges with imitation chrome on the sides, perfect combination of grey and black. Everywhere, of course, plastic, but then excuse me — it's not premium, and the most that neither is the budget segment. However, the price will be discussed later.
Separately want to mention the keyboard. Well, I did not expect to see such a well made buttons for a budget device. They are very pleasant to the touch, the course is smooth, the clicking sound is not annoying. Touchpad there,, though small, with good responsiveness. In General it is unlikely you will need: I all actions are done using the touch screen. After the smartphone as something familiar.
The Keyboard is made slightly thicker than the hinges, which allowed to put a full USB 2.0 port. All other connectors are located directly on the tablet: this USB 3.1 Type-C, micro-HDMI and DC on the right and a 3.5 mm audiojack and a slot for memory cards micro-SD on the left.
Flaunt the Top power button and the volume. The front camera is 2 megapixels, again, be adequate for Skype and other communication, the pictures really do not dare.
A Screen diagonal of 11.6 inches has a resolution of Full HD, frame medium size, although I would like and thinner, of course. The dimensions of the tablet are 186 x 259,6 x 10 mm weight — 684 g. In transport, of course, with such resemble, but at home, at work or on long trips — the most it. Touch the Windows button is emblazoned on the right frame — it's exactly the same as Visconte Ecliptica.
The Rear surface the tablet simulates the soft-touch, due to which it is pleasant to hold, and, most importantly, the device does not slip. The camera is five megapixels, but not for the fact that you did her gorgeous pictures — rather quickly to remove the documents and send them by email.
The Mechanism for attaching the tablet to the keyboard located on the bottom. Dynamics of two — on the left and right side. The reliability mechanism is ensured by the fact that the tablet is not just put on two pins of the keyboard, but is held by powerful magnets. Opens and closes the whole structure as a laptop thanks to its articulated fastening.
More info about the screen. IPS-matrix, Full HD — have already said. The pixel density is 190 ppi, the excellent stock of brightness, comfortable to use even in the sun. Wide viewing angle is pleasing, the lighting is uniform, although at a large angle, the darkening of the picture is still there.
The Frequency of the processor varies from 1440 MHz to 1840 MHz depending on the load, it is built on a 14 nm process with FinFET platform Cherry Trail. Intel HD Graphics supports DirectX 11.2. Your stuffing is more than enough — from desktop solutions to compare the device makes no sense, at least because of the lack of active cooling.
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