– Hey, it’s Nick Statt with The Verge and we’re here checking
out the Asus Mothership. Now it’s best described as
a portable gaming desktop. Now what exactly does that mean? Well, it means that you can
take this top cover here and detach it entirely as a
portable wireless keyboard. So with the keyboard detached, it basically becomes a desktop machine. Now you’ve got a 17 inch
display, it’s 144 hertz and then a three
millisecond response rate. So it’s a, you know, up there with the best gaming monitors you can buy. It’s not 4k and it’s not a touch screen, but, you know, the things that matter to gamers are gonna be the 144 hertz and the three milliseconds
and it’s got those. The Mothership is essentially a desktop. It’s got all desktop components and it can be played like a desktop. So you can of course use
this nifty wireless keyboard. It’s got a cool RGB setup going on here, it’s got a built in touch pad, but you don’t need to use this keyboard. You can use your own gaming keyboard and obviously you can bring
your own mouse to use. All the components are in the back and it’s all encased in aluminum and that includes the back of
the keyboard cover as well. It’s not gonna be cheap. It’ll probably run quite
a few thousand dollars more than your standard gaming laptop. We don’t know exactly how much it’ll cost, but it’s designed to be a niche product and Asus is designing the Mothership as kind of the top of the top. It’s really the best it has to offer in this experimental
portable desktop package. The whole device really just
is very experimental looking and it’s really cool honestly. I mean, I’ve never seen
anything like this. I don’t know if I personally would spend many thousands of dollars
on a device like this, but I appreciate what Asus is doing here. It’s really novel, we might
see this kind of hybrid device more in the future,
especially now that Nvidia is making it’s mobile RTX
graphics more widely available. You can get that powerful
desktop performance in a smaller package. It might not look like the Mothership, it might not work like the Mothership, but this is really just a
kind of a proof of concept of what you could really do if you pushed everything to the limit. If you wanna see more gadgets
like the Asus Mothership and other wacky gaming
accessories, machines, weird experimental concepts like this, keep it locked to The Verge on YouTube at YouTube.com/TheVerge. We’ll be at CES all
week with more to come.

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51 thoughts on “The Asus ROG Mothership is a Surface Pro for gamers

  • January 8, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    0:41 lol

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  • January 8, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    It would be nice if it had a detachable mouse coming of the keyboard or the back of the screen…

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  • January 8, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    I basically commented the title on LinusTechTips xD

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  • January 8, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    "PORTABLE"

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  • January 8, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    portable desktop? dont you just mean laptop? also.. how can it be both a portable desktop and a surface tablet? stick with one buzzword plz. that being said, this does NOT look portable.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 6:28 am
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    No touch screen? On such a high end product with this form factor. Makes it a no go for me

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  • January 8, 2019 at 6:38 am
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    It’s definitely cool. I just don’t want if from Asus.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    3ms is too slow, 1ms at 144hz is what “top of the top” should be, and is.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    So y'all just gonna copy LTT's outlook like that

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  • January 8, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    I’m gona need a really big backpack for this portable 17 inch 10 pound laptop

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  • January 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    this is a good design …

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  • January 8, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    Whill u short circuit this thing too?

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  • January 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    It would be better if adding touchscreen to the display and get rid of the keyboard.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    Is this thing Up-gradable? like Ram or HDD, SSD or may the GPU? If is not is just a big Tablet!

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  • January 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    Where did the verge find this guy, his personality is like a box of nails…you just want to beat him over the head with a hammer. Jesus Christ!

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  • January 8, 2019 at 9:41 pm
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    Its 2019 Asus and its not 4k, it doesn't look portable like many other things shown at ces this year.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 9:42 pm
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    ROG Mothership is perfect notebook, perfect desktop. It combines all features in a very STEADY DESIGN and portable design. But the main lack is large screen edge.

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  • January 8, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    Just go and watch the LTT review, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about..

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  • January 8, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    Price?

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  • January 8, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    BOO!!! You stole LMG's title

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  • January 9, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    1:18 👀

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  • January 9, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Bold of you to assume that's what the Asus ROG Mothership identifies as.

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  • January 9, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    Imagine it at the price as a dekstop

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  • January 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    It really annoys me when people pronounce niche "nitch". It's a french origin word..

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  • January 9, 2019 at 4:46 pm
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    If it had VESA mount, I'd actualy would consider it!

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  • January 9, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    4k displays are trash. More frame rates plz

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  • January 9, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    Technology is evolving in their term of style.

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  • January 10, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    Well atleast u aren’t building it

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  • January 10, 2019 at 6:57 am
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    God what a dry "review"

    This feels like someone's mother describing new technology they know nothing about.

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  • January 10, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    Portable desktops are nothing new. These design principles are done better on the Macintosh from the 80ties.

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  • January 10, 2019 at 8:57 am
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    I'll wait for the 4k or 8k support

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  • January 10, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    NOT 4K

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  • January 10, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    I don't understand some products, they don't provide touchscreen where it is needed and they provide touchscreen where it doesn't.

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  • January 10, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    This is the nintendo switch for laptops

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  • January 14, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    Why is this considered as a niche product? Maybe people still don’t get the idea behind it. I consider this a portable desktop/AiO. Asus should make this have upgradable CPU and GPU and that would seal the deal for next generation desktop. This could easily be mainstream product with a proper pricing to it. We don’t exactly need the tower CPU much now since CPUs, GPUs, and storage (SSD, HDD) are getting more efficient. Asus really need to widen the market for these. If they can put these in the low and mid level budget pricing, people who are considering to get a new computer would definitely get this. This would kill 2 birds with 1 stone. As of right now, many people usually have 2 computers, a desktop for the computing power/performance and a laptop for portability. With this you get both of it. You actually save money by getting this. All Asus need to do is:

    1) make low and mid tier model
    2) pricing around $1500-2500
    3) upgradable CPU, GPU. (Of course memory is already upgradable)

    If they do this, properly, Asus could kill the desktop market and take a big chunk of the laptop market at the same time.

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  • January 15, 2019 at 4:21 am
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    2019 no touch screen, non mi piace.

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  • January 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    Steals Title idea from Linus Tech Tip

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  • January 20, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    …… Lazy

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  • January 27, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    I kind of like this for lanning haha. I mean, I like using my mouse and keyboard, it would be neat having this. Laptop's keyboard cover unnecessary space.

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  • February 1, 2019 at 8:48 am
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    Я ЗА АСУС😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻

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  • February 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    finally innovation in this field, great job ROG

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  • February 8, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    i just nutted hard… I WANT when is the release date?

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  • February 13, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    Unfortunately this whould never replace my serface im both a gamer and a artist I wish people whould stop comparing this to windows serface it lacks many features that make the serface good for productively and art if this had pen and touch support then maybe but this is not a windows serface at all also as a artist I want a good display this doesn't at all met the standards to replace my gaming machine or my serface

    It's a good machine though for someone who wants to just game with some nifty features to improve that experience I'd only concider this if I wanted another gaming laptop

    Sorry your mothershp is missing a few things in my case but the second you give me a pen and a much better touch display I'll throw my serface to the curb

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  • March 7, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    THIS IS THE FUTURE, I need a device like this – the only other that comes close is the acer switch 7 black edition and surface book 2, those are the only others that have low low low end video cards. I want something I can use as a tablet and as a light gaming machine. This is perfect.

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  • March 28, 2019 at 5:36 am
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    Shutup and take my money. I literally need this!

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  • March 29, 2019 at 7:48 am
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    Dude why can’t the bezels be thinner! This laptop is still dope but why?!

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  • April 24, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    Omg they just copied Linus tech tips😂

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  • June 23, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    This can't be described as surface-like in any way, if it doesn't have a touchscreen

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  • August 30, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    Would it be possible to have even more people talking loudly in the background next time? 😉

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  • November 5, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    "A Surface Pro for gamers."

    "Not a touchscreen. 1080p. Comes with the keyboard. Uses desktop components."

    So…not a Surface Pro at all?

    "No look it has a kickstand!"

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  • November 6, 2019 at 4:02 am
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    this think is fricking $7500. Not worth it

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  • November 26, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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    is it touchscreen

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