Eurocom PX7 Pro SE mobile server takes ECC RAM on the go


— 9:00 AM on April 7, 2017

Some folks are content to show up at LAN parties with just a laptop and case of energy drinks. But who's packing a spare server in case the main machine goes down? That'd be the proud owner of Eurocom's PX7 Pro SE mobile server, the latest iteration of the company's line of laptops that claim to offer server-grade hardware in a portable platform.

Now, Eurocom has loftier ambitions for the PX7 Pro SE than the neighborhood Quake III Arena meetup, as evidenced by the rather serious hardware housed inside the machine's unassuming chassis. The PX7 Pro SE is powered by Intel's Xeon E3-1505M v5 processor, a four-core, eight-thread Skylake CPU with a 45W TDP. Seeing as this machine is meant for server duties, Eurocom pairs up the processor with up to 64GB of ECC DDR4 memory. For graphics muscle, buyers can pick between four of Nvidia's Quadro graphics cards, up to and including the Quadro 5500M.

The PX7 Pro SE is a bit larger than the last mobile server we saw from Eurocom. With a 17.3" FHD IPS display in a 17.1" x 11.8" x 1.9" (43 cm x 30 cm x 4.8 cm) chassis, this isn't a thin little notebook by any means. Its 8.4-lb (3.8 kg) frame provides lots of space for storage devices, though. The PX7 Pro SE has four M.2 slots (two of them compatible with the NVMe protocol), and two 9.5-mm 2.5" drive bays. Users shouldn't expect the larger laptop to have a proportionately longer battery life, though, as Eurocom indicates that the machine's 7500mAh battery only provides about one and a half hours of runtime away from a wall socket.

Eurocom outfitted the PX7 Pro SE with a single on-board Killer Gigabit Ethernet controller. Users will also find six USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 connector, and a DisplayPort 1.2 output. The machines support a variety of operating systems, including Microsoft's Server 2012R2, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1. At press time, the PX7 Pro SE hadn't yet appeared on the company's storefront for customization and ordering. Similar units from Eurocom have had starting prices around $2000, however, so it's probably safe to assume that the PX7 Pro SE will have a similar price tag.

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