"This slimline 15-inch mobile workstation breaks all the rules by putting the powerful 'VR Ready' Quadro P4000 GPU at its heart,” writes Greg Corke for Develop3D, “PNY is no stranger to workstations … with the PREVAILPRO P4000 it's making quite a statement."
Formerly to get the power and performance required for professional workflows requiring 3D design, Virtual Reality (VR) or GPU rendering, you had to invest in a thick and heavy 17-inch display system. But as Corke points out 17-inch mobile workstations are not that practical for designers or architects due to their size, weight and battery life.
Excerpts from Develop3D Article January 16, 2018
Review : PNY PREVAILPRO P4000 written by Greg Corke
“The PNY PREAVILPRO P4000 gives you a very welcome boost for real time visualisation or GPU rendering. It also has the potential to take your designs into Virtual Reality (VR).”
Praise for the Display Quality and Connectivity and Storage
“The PNY PREVAILPRO P4000 comes with a beautiful 15.6” UHD (3,840 x 2,160) display with bright colours and wide viewing angle … The beauty of the PREVAILPRO P4000 is that you are able to change the resolution to FHD and all the icons and toolbars remain crisp. This is not often the case on other 4K mobile workstations, so having this flexibility is great as you can prioritize performance over pixel density as and when workflows require.”
“The machine is well-set up for external displays with two mini DisplayPort and an HDMi, the current standard for VR headsets. There are only three USB 3.1 Type A ports, however, but two USB 3.1 Type C ports can take up any slack. 32GB DDR4 2,400MHz memory is plenty for most design and engineering workflows, but half as much as a standard 15-inch can hold. There’s an ample 512GB of fast NVMe SSD storage supported by a 2TB HDD, a perfect combination in our mind.”
“Overall, we were very impressed with PNY’s debut in the mobile workstation market. Packing in such a powerful GPU completely transforms the potential of the 15-inch mobile workstation — VR in particular is no longer off limits. The lightweight, slimline chassis is the icing on the cake “