Laptops have come a long way since 1981, with many doing a passable job as a gaming laptop. While the best performance remains with towers, laptop producers haven’t been put off from putting out some pretty incredible machines; far from it.
Take, for instance, Republic of Gaming’s Mothership GZ700. The 17.3-inch laptop has a vertical design with a pop-up kickstand and a detachable folding keyboard. Based on the Microsoft Surface, the Mothership addresses one of the biggest challenges when it comes to gaming systems—heat. The vertical design flips the laptop on its side, allowing Asus to vent the heat that gets trapped between the keyboard and the desk.
The 17.3-inch display is 1080p and has a 144Hz refresh rate, 3 millisecond response time, and uses Nvidia’s G-Sync. As for processing, the Mothership uses Nvidia’s RTX 2080 GPU and Intel’s Core i9-8950HK processor (both of which seem to have benefitted from the better cooling).
The Mothership also sports plenty of storage—courtesy of a RAID 0 array with three NVMe SSDs and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM.
There’s a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, a standard USB-C port, four USB Type-A ports, HDMI, and an SD card, alongside the Ethernet port and dual 280W charging ports. It also supports Window’s Hello facial recognition with its built-in webcam.
With all it has going on, the Mothership weighs like a mothership—a whopping 10 pounds–but who’s going to tell this mother to lose some weight?