For gamers, getting that extra bit of performances when playing games on their laptops is a feeling unlike any other. After Dell launched its Alienware Area 51m, now Asus is all set to give Indian gamers its 2-in-1 laptop — the Asus ROG Mothership.
ASUS Mothership: Design
A hybrid design in gaming laptops isn’t a first, but the thing that separates Asus Mothership from others is its detachable and foldable keyboard. This means you can use it as a laptop or sit afar and use the detached keyboard. There is also a metal kickstand that holds the display upright.
While today’s gaming laptops have definitely evolved in terms of design and are available now in a more compact form, the Mothership has made no attempt to endear itself to users that love portability. It is pretty big and weighs 4.8 kg, which is 0.4 kg more than Dell’s Alienware.
The 17.3-inch IPS display offers a bigger and wider playground. The base variant will come with a 1920 x 1080p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, while the top model will offer 4K resolution with 60Hz.
Asus Mothership: Graphics and performance
Asus isn’t holding back this time. This 2-in-1 laptop is a hybrid system with a full Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU that is coupled with 8GB VRAM. This means the power-backed laptop will be able to serve up high-frame rates on most of the graphically taxing games. The device also comes with an integrated Intel UHD 630 Graphics GPU.
When it comes to uses other than gaming, its 64GB RAM and 2.4GHz Intel Core i9-9850HK processor will have your back. And even if that isn’t powerful enough, its CPU is overclockable. At the base clock speed, the laptop will be able to easily handle a Netflix movie despite having more than 25 additional tabs open in Chrome.
On the overall performance test, the Asus Motherboard achieved 34,879, which surpasses the 24,742 average for a premium gaming laptop. The Titan and Area 51m with their desktop Core i9-9900K processors hit 32,167 and 32,591 respectively.
This laptop also took just 5:51 minutes to transcode a 4K video to 1080p. It easily coasted past the 9:20 average. The 5:51 and the 6:00 records were put up by Titan and Area 51m respectively.
Asus Mothership: Price
While Asus Mothership isn’t the most expensive gaming laptop in the market, its base model is still not cheap. It will cost $5,499 (approx. ₹3.94 lakh). For ₹6,499 more, you can upgrade the display to a 4K resolution 60Hz panel.
Asus Mothership easily outperforms even the best by a good margin. Even though the screen doesn’t come with touch input support, what makes it stand out is its powerful hardware. Asus Mothership runs on a desktop-grade Intel Core i9-9980HK CPU, which is perfectly complemented by Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, giving you the ample power to multitask with ease while getting the premium performance.
If you love high-end laptops, especially the ones for gaming, then Asus Mothership is definitely something you should consider buying.
- Exciting design
- Excellent graphics and great overall performance
- Stunning hardware
- Stays cool while gaming
- Detachable keyboard
- A bit on the expensive side
- Lacks per-key lighting