Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 brings a whole new meaning to the idea of a desktop replacement it’s basically an all-in-one PC that’s masquerading as a laptop.
It actually just looks like a laptop. but when you open it up you’ll see how unique it is. The screen has a hinge in the back that pops out to support the weight and the keyboard folds down. but it can also come- apart and be removed entirely from the screen. It’s a unique design.
The real reason Asus went with this design not only to look new and make it look interesting. it’s really all about cooling as they were developing new ideas for machines Asus found that if they held up one of their laptops vertically it really improved cooling. So, that means they’re able to pack in really powerful CPUs up to the Intel core i9 8950 HK and Nvidia’s new RTX 20 series graphics (with 8GB of VRAM).
Comprised of a tablet-style body with a fold-out kickstand and a detachable keyboard, the ROG Mothership GZ700 appears to be a giant Surface for gamers.
The 17.3-inch screen has a 1080p resolution and supports up to 144 Hertz and G sync support (with 3ms response time). As for other hardware, the ROG mothership will be able to fit in up to 64 gigabytes of RAM and it has pre-configured RAID 0 three 512GB PCIe SSDs so that’s just a lot of storage but also really fast really powerful storage.
At this point, ASUS isn’t talking about a price or availability date for the ROG Mothership, but you can expect it to cost much more than a typical gaming notebook. It’s almost like a limited edition device
Mothership GZ700 vs Zephyrus GX-701
|Asus ROG Mothership GZ700||Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701|
|CPU||Intel Core i9-8950HK at 4.8GHz Turbo||Up to Intel Core i7-8750H|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6)||Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6X)|
|RAM||Up to 64 GB DDR5 2666 MHz||Up to 24GB DD4 2666MHz|
|Storage||3x 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD in RAID0||Up to 2TB SSD|
|Display||17.3-inch, FHD/G-Sync/144Hz||17.3-inch, FHD or 4K, 60Hz|
|Ports||Thunderbolt 3, VirtualLink, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type- A, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI, 3.5 mm microphone jack, 3.5 mm headphone/mic jack, Ethernet port, SD card reader, Kensington lock||USB Type-C Gen 2, USB Type-C Gen 1, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI, headphone jack|
|Dimensions||20 x 12.6 x 1.2 inches / 510 x 320 x 29.9 mm||15.7 x 10.7 x 7.4 inches / 399 x 272 x 187 mm|
|Weight||10.4 pounds / 4.7 kg||6 pounds / 2.7 kg|
|Price||To be announced||To be announced|