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The ASUS ROG Mothership is a beautiful, powerful monster of a machine The ASUS ROG Mothership is a beautiful, powerful monster of a machine
The Mothership was unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, giving gamers everywhere a truly impressive portable gaming PC to drool over and aspire... The ASUS ROG Mothership is a beautiful, powerful monster of a machine

The ASUS ROG Mothership is (almost) here!

ASUS and its Republic of Gamers division is having an absolute cracker of a CES this year. The biggest announcement from them so far is that of their “Republic of Gamers Mothership” gaming machine, an ultra-powerful gaming-focused hybrid PC that bridges the gap between full-blown desktop PCs and gaming notebooks.

ROG did this by packing the Mothership’s hardware and screen into a gorgeous CNC-machined unibody aluminium chassis, adding a detachable wireless keyboard, and stuffing it with top-notch hardware. It’s both portable and powerful – a rare feat.

The benefit of this approach is that the ASUS ROG Mothership can be set up however gamers like: either as a traditional gaming laptop with the keyboard placed directly in front of the screen, or with the keyboard separate from the Mothership’s main body and angled however they like. (which research suggests is how most gamers prefer to game).

And when they want to move it, they simply clip everything back together and move the Mothership like a regular gaming notebook. Genius!

Under the hood

Under the hood, the Mothership packs in some spectacular hardware: an 8th-generation Intel processor, NVIDIA’s mobile GTX 2080 graphics processor, up to 64GB of RAM, and three NVMe SSDs configured in RAID.

All of that wouldn’t mean much without a fantastic screen, so of course the Mothership’s is just that – fantastic. It features a gorgeous 17.3-inch Full HD IPS panel, a 144Hz refresh rate with a 3ms response time, and G-Sync technology that gives gamers what they want: high frames per second matched to an equally high-speed refresh rate for super-smooth gaming.

In other words, the Mothership is incredibly fast and can game with the best of them at the highest quality settings.

Here’s a quick teaser:

ASUS unveiled the ROG Mothership at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, giving gamers everywhere a truly impressive portable gaming PC to drool over and aspire towards.

We have no confirmation of its availability in South Africa yet, but one thing’s for sure: this is an amazing piece of imaginative, creative engineering and a feather in the cap for ASUS and its Republic of Gamers designers.

The second we find out whether it will or will not be coming to South Africa, we’ll let you know.

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