Desktop-on-the-Go – The ROG Mothership Unveiled at CES 2019

ROG Mothership
ROG Mothership

It’s the Consumer Electronics Show and ASUS Republic of Gamers just unveiled their insane laptop the ROG Mothership GZ700.

As expected, ASUS Republic of Gamers would release NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ powered laptops in this year’s CES. And of course, some new hardware as well. But the unveiling of the Mothership was wonderful surprise.

ROG Mothership GZ700
ROG Mothership GZ700

The Mothership is not your typical gaming laptop. Based on its design, it looks like a beefed-up Surface Pro with RGB lighting. The keyboard can be detached and can be used wirelessly or with a USB cable. The internals are situated at the back of the monitor rather than under the keyboard, giving it ample airflow without it being blocked by the table surface. They are also housed by CNCed aluminum making it very durable. This also makes it very heavy as well as big. Because of the weight and how it is designed, it is more of a very portable desktop computer rather than a big laptop.

ROG Mothership GZ700
ROG Mothership GZ700

ROG Mothership GZ700 Specifications

Dimensions410 (W) x 320 (D) x 29.9 (H) mm
Weight4.7kg (estimated)
CPUIntel® Core™ i9-8950HK
RAM DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 64GB
Storage3 x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 512GB SSD
Display17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC™
Connectivity1 x USB3.1 Gen2 (Type-C) / Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB3.1 Gen2 (TypeC) / VirtualLink
3 x USB3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
1 x USB3.1 Gen1 (Type A) / USB charger +
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack
1 x 3.5mm microphone jack
1 x RJ-45 jack
1 x SD card reader
1 x Kensington lock
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
AC adapter2 x 280W power adapter
ROG Mothership GZ700
ROG Mothership GZ700

The ROG Mothership certainly is one of the most exotic and innovative gaming systems Republic of Gamers has ever unveiled. The machine is set to launched on the 2nd quarter of this year. No details of its pricing yet, nor if or when it will be available in the Philippines. But one thing I do know is that I certainly want one.

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