The Asus ROG Mothership is a Surface Pro for gamers

  • Published on Jan 7, 2019
  • Asus’s ROG Mothership is a massive 17-inch, 10 pound gaming laptop that’s built like a Microsoft Surface, announced at CES 2019. But the Mothership’s unconventional design offers some pretty impressive gaming power, assuming you’re willing to deal with the size.
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Comments • 242

  • Joe Levi
    Joe Levi 18 days ago

    Would it be possible to have even more people talking loudly in the background next time? ;)

  • Ty Quinn
    Ty Quinn 2 months ago

    This can't be described as surface-like in any way, if it doesn't have a touchscreen

  • Dulana Wijeratne
    Dulana Wijeratne 4 months ago

    Omg they just copied Linus tech tips😂

  • a bacon sandwich
    a bacon sandwich 5 months ago

    Dude why can’t the bezels be thinner! This laptop is still dope but why?!

  • C Miller
    C Miller 5 months ago

    Shutup and take my money. I literally need this!

  • I am love
    I am love 6 months ago

    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.

  • david mcintyre
    david mcintyre 7 months ago

    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

  • Spongesonic20
    Spongesonic20 7 months ago

    i just nutted hard... I WANT when is the release date?

  • shirofate
    shirofate 7 months ago

    finally innovation in this field, great job ROG

  • Владимир Коновалов

    Я ЗА АСУС😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻

  • Phoenix Dawn
    Phoenix Dawn 7 months ago

    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.

  • 正義魔狗請退散
    正義魔狗請退散 8 months ago +1

    ...... Lazy

  • K3nnyZ3r0
    K3nnyZ3r0 8 months ago

    *Steals Title idea from Linus Tech Tip*

  • Q LFX
    Q LFX 8 months ago

    2019 no touch screen, non mi piace.

  • M.D. F
    M.D. F 8 months ago

    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.

  • Patrick Bernitz
    Patrick Bernitz 8 months ago

    This is the nintendo switch for laptops

  • Amol Bansode
    Amol Bansode 8 months ago

    I don't understand some products, they don't provide touchscreen where it is needed and they provide touchscreen where it doesn't.

  • Nocturne
    Nocturne 8 months ago

    NOT 4K

  • kirby march barcena
    kirby march barcena 8 months ago

    I'll wait for the 4k or 8k support

  • Vinnie J
    Vinnie J 8 months ago

    Portable desktops are nothing new. These design principles are done better on the Macintosh from the 80ties.

  • Columbus 1492
    Columbus 1492 8 months ago

    God what a dry "review"
    This feels like someone's mother describing new technology they know nothing about.

  • Jaxx
    Jaxx 8 months ago

    Well atleast u aren’t building it

  • Akın Özer
    Akın Özer 8 months ago

    Technology is evolving in their term of style.

  • Johnnyboycurtis
    Johnnyboycurtis 8 months ago

    4k displays are trash. More frame rates plz

  • Moonraker
    Moonraker 8 months ago

    If it had VESA mount, I'd actualy would consider it!

  • Nicholas De Pinho
    Nicholas De Pinho 8 months ago

    It really annoys me when people pronounce niche "nitch". It's a french origin word..

  • Håkon big boi
    Håkon big boi 8 months ago

    Imagine it at the price as a dekstop

  • Nick Kiragu
    Nick Kiragu 8 months ago

    Bold of you to assume that's what the Asus ROG Mothership identifies as.

  • tyson dreyer
    tyson dreyer 8 months ago

    1:18 👀

  • Flemmino
    Flemmino 8 months ago

    BOO!!! You stole LMG's title

  • Phanuel Laurent
    Phanuel Laurent 8 months ago +1


  • David Ereš
    David Ereš 8 months ago

    Just go and watch the LTT review, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about..

  • Abstract Exchange
    Abstract Exchange 8 months ago

    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.

  • Adargi
    Adargi 8 months ago

    Its 2019 Asus and its not 4k, it doesn't look portable like many other things shown at ces this year.

  • Yardie Forlife
    Yardie Forlife 8 months ago

    Where did the verge find this guy, his personality is like a box of just want to beat him over the head with a hammer. Jesus Christ!

    TEO FONSECA 8 months ago

    Is this thing Up-gradable? like Ram or HDD, SSD or may the GPU? If is not is just a big Tablet!

  • jfkvi huey
    jfkvi huey 8 months ago

    It would be better if adding touchscreen to the display and get rid of the keyboard.

  • DoubleYouJee ._.
    DoubleYouJee ._. 8 months ago

    Whill u short circuit this thing too?

  • Hus 9
    Hus 9 8 months ago

    this is a good design ...

  • TheAbsoluteCool
    TheAbsoluteCool 8 months ago

    I’m gona need a really big backpack for this portable 17 inch 10 pound laptop

  • Lilly
    Lilly 8 months ago

    So y'all just gonna copy LTT's outlook like that

  • Yousuf Uqaili
    Yousuf Uqaili 8 months ago

    3ms is too slow, 1ms at 144hz is what “top of the top” should be, and is.

  • Markist Choicee
    Markist Choicee 8 months ago

    It’s definitely cool. I just don’t want if from Asus.

  • Jules Berkhof
    Jules Berkhof 8 months ago

    No touch screen? On such a high end product with this form factor. Makes it a no go for me

  • C. Glass
    C. Glass 8 months ago

    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.

    • C. Glass
      C. Glass 8 months ago

      so then a portable desktop is basically a more useless laptop....

  • Casey Weaver
    Casey Weaver 8 months ago +4


  • SoulLess
    SoulLess 8 months ago

    I basically commented the title on LinusTechTips xD

  • Frxnklxn Jimenez
    Frxnklxn Jimenez 8 months ago

    It would be nice if it had a detachable mouse coming of the keyboard or the back of the screen...

  • Abbas Bhaijibhai
    Abbas Bhaijibhai 8 months ago

    0:41 lol

  • ballistichydrant
    ballistichydrant 8 months ago

    Great idea!!!! Love it

  • Swift Boiz
    Swift Boiz 8 months ago

    But..... why?

  • Jehoiakim Jade Esgana
    Jehoiakim Jade Esgana 8 months ago

    Honestly I kinda like it

  • Aguini Aymen
    Aguini Aymen 8 months ago

    omg i wish if i have one, why diisabled pepole dont have one 😥😥😥

  • Potes Jr
    Potes Jr 8 months ago

    How would left handlers use the laptop

  • Diego Ramirez Rodriguez

    I like the idea, but why no touchscreen?

  • Dango Ruiz
    Dango Ruiz 8 months ago

    As a person who prefers gamepad controllers this appeals to me. Now I just have to win the lottery.

  • mahou shoujo
    mahou shoujo 8 months ago

    What a stupid device

    • existentialweeb
      existentialweeb 8 months ago

      It's not stupid, in fact, I think it's pretty nice. When you're home, put it in desktop mode, on the go put it in laptop mode

  • Cameron Proctor
    Cameron Proctor 8 months ago

    Definitely not copying Linus with the title

  • cosmicrdt
    cosmicrdt 8 months ago

    Why do so many people mis pronounce "niche"?

  • daywalker1978ab
    daywalker1978ab 8 months ago

    Everyone is reviewing this thing!! Paid commercial