Intel Extreme Masters in Sydney kicked off today in Sydney, Australia, but we spent a better part of the day walking through the massive demo area where we sighted the Asus ROG Mothership. In case youГўв‚¬в„ўre wondering what that is, the ROG Mothership (GZ700) is AsusГўв‚¬в„ўs adventurous form-factor for a gaming machine. We got to spend some time with an engineering sample which was not running any games, to get a glimpse of what the future of gaming laptop form-factors could be.
The Asus ROG Mothership is a very unique take on a gaming laptop. ItГўв‚¬в„ўs a detachable gaming machine, with all the important components being housed in the display assembly. The keyboard attached to a set of magnetic pins and can also be used detached, via Bluetooth. The keyboard on the machine offers quite a bit of travel, almost 1.8mm of it and of course sports the usual RGB treatment. The ROG Mothership comes with a built-in kickstand, just like the Microsoft Surface so that it can stand upright.