PNY is best known as NVIDIA’s exclusive partner for its dominant Quadro professional graphics cards. But the company does make other things, and one of those is workstation notebooks – incorporating Quadro graphics, of course. The range is called the Prevail Pro, and we took a look at the version with mobile Quadro P4000 graphics. The base version uses the P3000.
The Prevail Pro isn’t one of the huge 17in workstation laptops based around a giant Clevo chassis like the MSI WT73VR 7RM. It’s still a Clevo design, but in a more manageable 15.6in form factor, and weighs 2.2kg so is more than just portable in name only. You could carry it around with you, and PNY claims a useful 300-minute battery life, although this is when using the Intel HD 630 graphics built into the CPU, rather than the discrete P4000 accelerator.
The processor in question is a fairly potent Intel Core i7-7700HQ, which is a quad-core model running at a nominal 2.8GHz. This has been partnered with a very healthy 32GB of 2,400MHz DDR4 SDRAM. You also get a high-resolution UHD (3,840 x 2,160) screen. So your on-the-road computing experience shouldn’t be far behind a desktop.
Even the storage provision is desktop-class, with a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD for operating system and apps and 2TB 2.5in SATA hard disk for general data. All this does come at a price, however, with the total for this specification being a princely sum of nearly £3,600 inc VAT. Nevertheless, if you need desktop-like performance in a package that you really can carry around and use on the move, this could be a price worth paying.
PNY Prevail Pro Specifications:
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ @ 2.8GHz
- 32GB DDR4 SDRAM @ 2,400MHz
- 8GB GDDR5 NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Graphics
- 15.6in IPS TFT with 3,840 x 2,160 resolution
- 512GB Samsung PM961 M.2 NVMe SSD
- 2TB Seagate Mobile HDD SATA III 6Gb/s 5,400rpm HDD
- Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2
- Ports: 1 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x Mini DisplayPort 1.3, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C, 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, LAN, SDXC, headphone, microphone / S/PDIF
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 380 x 248 x 18mm
- Weight: 2.2kg
- Windows 10 Professional 64bit
- 3 Years warranty
Price: £3,799.99 from OCUK