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All units of the ROG Mothership sold out in Malaysia

by Vyncent ChanJuly 18, 2019
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Malaysians are always complaining about “economy no good lah“, “no money lah“, but it seems like Malaysians are all just a humble bunch. The ROG Motherships, which cost RM26 999 each, are reportedly all sold out. And ASUS Malaysia didn’t bring in just one or two of them, but eight of them.

The ROG Mothership is probably named as such because it is truly the mother of all laptops. Packing an overclockable eight-core, 16-threaded Intel Core i9 9980HK and a GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, it’s more powerful than even high-end gaming desktops. And to be able to tame those beasts, ASUS used liquid metal to optimize the thermal transfer from the chips to the massive cooling system.

ROG Mothership Specs

CPUIntel Core i9-9980HK (8C / 16T @ up to 5 GHz), 16M Cache, 45W TDP, 14nm
RAM16GB 2666MHz DDR4 x 4
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6
Storage512GB PCIe G3X4 NVMe M.2 SSD x 3 (RAID 0)
Display17.3″ FHD (1920 X 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS display with G-Sync (3ms response)
KeyboardChiclet Keyboard with NKRO, Per-Key RGB and Aura Sync
ConnectivityWireless:
802.11ax Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
I/O:
3 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2
1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Type-C Gen 2
1 x Type-C Gen 2 with DisplayPort 1.4
1 x Kensington Lock
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x SD card reader
1 x Proprietary Charging Port
Audio4 x 4W Speakers with Smart AMP technology
1 x Combo Audio Jack
1 x Mic Jack
Array Microphones
Power76Whr 6-cell Li-Ion Battery
Dimensions410 x 320 x 29.9 mm (W x D x H)
Weight4.7kg
PriceRM26 999

The response has been so good that according to our sources, we will be getting our review units later than we expected. Congratulations to the 8 rich people who pre-ordered the ROG Motherships!

By the way, should ASUS Malaysia bring in more ROG Motherships?

Pokdepinion: Well this would still be a better buy than the Redmi K20 Pro Signature Edition… Cheaper too.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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