The Asus ROG Mothership is a Surface Pro for gamers

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Asus’s ROG Mothership is a massive 17-inch, 10 pound gaming laptop that’s built like a Microsoft Surface, announced at CES 2019. But the Mothership’s unconventional design offers some pretty impressive gaming power, assuming you’re willing to deal with the size.

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25 thoughts on “The Asus ROG Mothership is a Surface Pro for gamers

  • January 9, 2019 at 00:42
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    ROG Mothership is perfect notebook, perfect desktop. It combines all features in a very STEADY DESIGN and portable design. But the main lack is large screen edge.

  • January 9, 2019 at 00:43
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    Just go and watch the LTT review, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about..

  • January 9, 2019 at 15:07
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    Bold of you to assume that's what the Asus ROG Mothership identifies as.

  • January 9, 2019 at 18:05
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    It really annoys me when people pronounce niche "nitch". It's a french origin word..

  • January 9, 2019 at 19:46
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    If it had VESA mount, I'd actualy would consider it!

  • January 10, 2019 at 09:16
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    Well atleast u aren’t building it

  • January 10, 2019 at 09:57
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    God what a dry "review"

    This feels like someone's mother describing new technology they know nothing about.

  • January 10, 2019 at 11:23
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    Portable desktops are nothing new. These design principles are done better on the Macintosh from the 80ties.

  • January 10, 2019 at 21:32
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    I don't understand some products, they don't provide touchscreen where it is needed and they provide touchscreen where it doesn't.

  • January 14, 2019 at 09:29
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    Why is this considered as a niche product? Maybe people still don’t get the idea behind it. I consider this a portable desktop/AiO. Asus should make this have upgradable CPU and GPU and that would seal the deal for next generation desktop. This could easily be mainstream product with a proper pricing to it. We don’t exactly need the tower CPU much now since CPUs, GPUs, and storage (SSD, HDD) are getting more efficient. Asus really need to widen the market for these. If they can put these in the low and mid level budget pricing, people who are considering to get a new computer would definitely get this. This would kill 2 birds with 1 stone. As of right now, many people usually have 2 computers, a desktop for the computing power/performance and a laptop for portability. With this you get both of it. You actually save money by getting this. All Asus need to do is:

    1) make low and mid tier model
    2) pricing around $1500-2500
    3) upgradable CPU, GPU. (Of course memory is already upgradable)

    If they do this, properly, Asus could kill the desktop market and take a big chunk of the laptop market at the same time.

  • January 27, 2019 at 03:20
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    I kind of like this for lanning haha. I mean, I like using my mouse and keyboard, it would be neat having this. Laptop's keyboard cover unnecessary space.

  • February 2, 2019 at 22:00
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    finally innovation in this field, great job ROG

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