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Asus ROG Mothership GZ700: Exciting 2-in-1 concept

Gaming convertible: Asus ROG Mothership GZ700
Gaming convertible: Asus ROG Mothership GZ700
Asus is a manufacturer that has often shown risk affinity and a willingness to experiment in the past. The latest trial, the ROG Mothership, is a 17-inch gaming laptop with a detachable keyboard.

Those who want their laptop to stand out from the norm may grow fond of the Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX. The 17-inch laptop has been designed for the keyboard to be easily detachable, which leaves an indepent screen.

The underlying hardware is superb and easily able to compete with that of conventional mobile gaming systems. A GeForce RTX 2080 guarantees high frame rates even in demanding games. Applications mainly benefit from the eight-core processor Core i9-9980HK. With 64 GB of DDR4-RAM and 3 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0, the memory configuration is rather generous as well.

However, all of this performance comes at a significant cost: The GZ700GX gets very loud under load. The price also warrants criticism: In our opinion, 7,000 Euros is just too much. Other laptops with an RTX 2080 can be purchased for half of the GZ700GX's price. The sleek metal chassis, the G-Sync capable 144-Hz panel (optionally with Optimus for improved battery life) and the generous port selection only somewhat make up for the cost.

Find out more about the ROG Mothership in our in-depth review.

Buy Mothership GZ700GX now on Amazon

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Florian Glaser, 2019-12-20 (Update: 2019-12-29)