The absurdly cheap laptop I’d love to own

If I had unlimited money and could buy a gaming laptop, it would be the Asus Rog Mothership GZ700.

I would need endless cash to afford the behemoth of a laptop as it currently sells for $6,000 (R103,000) – excluding import fees as it is not currently for sale in South Africa.

Incredible specs

While it can command an astronomical price tag, it makes sense when you look at the laptop’s specs.

The laptop features an Intel i9 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card with 8GB RAM, 1.5TB SSD and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

The 64 GB of Ram is particularly impressive for a gaming-specific laptop.

The internal hardware makes the Rog Mothership an absolute computer monster.

Funny design

Aside from the incredible specs, what sets the Rog Mothership apart from its competitors is that it can detach its keyboard from its screen, making it a hybrid between a gaming PC and a tablet.

This allows the user to rest the screen on the built-in rear stand, which would be great for me as I prefer having my screen farther away.

It also represents a technical advantage as it allows for greater cooling of the processor and graphics card compared to a regular laptop.

This means the Rog Mothership can run any game at maximum settings without the system overheating.

A possible downside is that the screen is only 1920 x 1080, but considering the display size of the still screen is only 17.3 inches, this isn’t a significant issue as you would need a much larger screen to watch UHD or to be able to really enjoy 4K resolutions.

My personal preference

Mothership 2 black background

This would be the perfect gaming laptop for the incredibly wealthy me as I just want to buy one that can technically run games to the absolute limit.

Also, I come from a console background, so having a piece of hardware that can run games right from the start is a selling point for me.

I also have no experience building computers, so having a laptop that’s hardware maxed out is great for me as I don’t want to upgrade it later.

My penchant for a gaming laptop that’s already pre-built to the absolute max is why I would buy a Rog Mothership if I were stupidly rich.

List of Specifications:

spec details
operating system windows 10
advertisement 17.3-inch 144Hz (1920×1080)
CPU Intel Core i9-8950HK
graphic card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
R.A.M. UP to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz
storage 3x M.2 NVMe 512GB SSD
Dimensions 410 x 320 x 29.9mm (4.7kg)
connectivity WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0
ports USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, 3.5mm jack

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