The ROG Mothership is looking to redefine the desktop replacement laptop by ignoring the status quo and approaching the problem of creating a powerful but good looking and portable gaming machine with fresh eyes.
The Mothership is everything you would expect from a modern gaming laptop. It is powered by an Intel Core i9 and comes equipped with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card.
Storage is handled by three SSDs and can support up to 64Gb of DDR4 memory.
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All of that is the standard stuff we’ve come to expect from a proper gaming laptop. However, the Republic of Gaming Mothership is not a standard laptop.
It’s more like a 17.3 inch tablet with a detachable keyboard that will run pretty much any game you want without dropping a frame. The Mothership has a stand that allows the screen to remain upright on its own.
The keyboard can either be used as a standard laptop or detached and used as a wireless low latency keyboard. Oh, the possibilities.
The Mothership is also thinner than most of the other gaming laptops in the Republic of Gaming range. This is because the detachable design allows the Mothership to be air cooled. Most ROG models have been water cooled.
Gaming laptops are extraordinary machines that are matched by exceptional prices and weight. The air cooling means that the Mothership is not as heavy as some other models.
However, we expect this laptop will cost you about the same as the deposit on a not-so-small apartment. The Asus ROG Zephyrus pales in comparison to the Mothership. And that sells for about R50 000, so best start saving up!