PC - 07/01/2019

Meet the Asus ROG Mothership, the Massive gaming tablet

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Asus ROG Mothership

ASUS has unveiled the massive gaming tablet which has invaded in the form of the ASUS Republic of Gamers Mothership (GZ700). The Asus ROG Mothership is designed to replace a desktop system, it’s basically a convertible gaming laptop/tablet that is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics technology.

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The Asus ROG Mothership stands tall to draw more air into its advanced cooling system. Its keyboard detaches and folds to fit different scenarios, giving you the freedom to find the perfect position, and the innovative design leaves enough room to put all the speakers right below the screen. The mothership has an exquisitely machined aluminum chassis frames an ultra-fast 144Hz/3ms G-Sync display powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics and Intel® Core™ i9 processor.

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Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX

The Asus ROG Mothership is powerd by the Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU that usually runs at up to 4.3GHz with all six cores and 12 threads engaged, but Asus has overclocked it to run at 4.8GHz in Turbo mode, which is an increase of almost 12%. The i9 can be combined with a 64GB RAM to push gaming, complex 3D scenes, simultaneous streaming to the next level.

When it come to GPU performance the Mothership is driven using the GeForce RTX 2080 discrete GPU and its accompanying 8GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory. With that power games will take advantage of the hardware resources to improve the quality of lighting, shadows, reflections, and other effects. Also the hardware config is fantastic for those who are into content creation, scientific modeling, and deep learning.

All that power is cooled by a ventilation system based on the design and fans, reducing the chassis by 10 millimeters compared to the original prototype getting it to measure 29.9 millimeters.

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Asus ROG Mothership raw specs

ROG Mothership GZ700
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9-8950HK
Operating systemWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
Display17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB, Optimus, G-SYNC™
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz SDRAM up to 64GB
Storage3 x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 512GB SSD
WirelessIntel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 2×2 802.11ax Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 5.0 (Version may vary as the OS upgrades)
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
KeyboardDetachable with wired or wireless modes
Per-key Aura Sync RGB backlighting (Aura Sync wired only)
2.5mm travel distance
N-key rollover
Audio4 x 4W speakers with Smart Amp technology
Array microphone
AC adapter2 x 280W power adapter
Dimensions410 (W) x 320 (D) x 29.9 (H) mm
Weight4.7kg (estimated)

The mothership will be invading the markets in Q2. Unfortunately, no information on pricing has been released yet, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.

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