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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.
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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.

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Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming Laptops - 643 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood, growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 1990s. I was especially fascinated with computer games, even from an early age. From Monkey Island through Lands of Lore to Doom, I tried every game I could get my hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with my focus mostly being on high-performance gaming laptops.
Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 274 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Florian Glaser, 2019-12-20 (Update: 2019-12-29)