ASUS ROG Mothership is a Surface Pro built for gamers


7, 2019

At CES 2019 today, ASUS ROG unveiled a portable gaming machine called Mothership. Traditional clamshell laptop not only limits cooling, but also locks you into a fixed position (on your lap) for using it. So, the ROG Mothership features Surface Pro-like design, allowing the system to draw more air into its advanced cooling system. And the detachable keyboard allows gamers to find the perfect position to use the device.

The ROG Mothership is made of machined aluminum chassis and it features an ultra-fast 144Hz/3ms G-Sync display. The device is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics with 8GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory, 64GB of power-efficient DDR4 memory and Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU that runs at up to 4.3GHz with all six cores and 12 threads engaged. Thanks to its advanced cooling system design, the device comes with factory overclocked (4.8GHz in Turbo mode) core.

Cooling system details:

Factory overclocked chips generate a lot of heat, so they’re covered by a network of eight heatpipes that transfer thermal energy to the heatsinks at the edges. The pipes are linked to the CPU, GPU, graphics memory, and VRM feeding them power. They stretch across four heatsinks lined with 375 ultra-thin copper fins. The fins are just 0.1mm thin, allowing us to pack more into each heatsink without impeding airflow. They combine for a surface area of nearly 200,000mm.

ROG Mothership also offers an impressive audio experience. It comes with four front-facing speakers that can output an effective 16W sound. The 1080p webcam setup also supports Windows Hello for easy authentication.

The ROG Mothership provides the latest connectivity options. It features a 2.5G Ethernet controller, a next-generation Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 module for fast wireless connections, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, and Type-C USB ports (three USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and one Gen 1).

The ROG Mothership will be available worldwide in Q2 2019.

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