If there\u2019s a game you\u2019ve always wanted to play, the Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX will play it. And yes, it\u2019s one of the best VR ready laptops you wish you had. Who wouldn\u2019t want an RTX 2080, 9th Gen Intel i9 and 128GB of RAM? It even has one of the funkiest designs you\u2019ll ever see.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX\r\nCrossing the line between 2-in-1 and laptops, the Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX\u2019s funky, yet pleasing design hides impressive specs, like an RTX 2080, 128GB of RAM, and an 9th Gen i9.\r\n\r\nPower & Performance\r\nThe RTX 2080 is still no slouch, despite being 2 years old. It has 8GB of GDDR6, with 128GB of RAM on tap. Overclockable up to 5GHz, the Intel Core i9-9980HK has 16 threads and 8 cores. It displays in full HD, 144Hz, with G Sync to smooth out screen-tearing and stuttering, which the Alienware M15 lacks. With specs like that, you\u2019ll net around 40fps on ultra-high playing Half-Life: Alyx.\r\nBattery\r\nBattery life fluctuates depending on how you use the keyboard. When detached you can expect around 5 hours; when attached, it drops to 4 hours. For someone who works 8+ hours a day, that\u2019s plenty of time to play.\r\nPorts & Expandability\r\nWith the Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX there\u2019s really no reason to expand. It\u2019s already jam packed with 6TB of SSD storage and 128GB of RAM. You get all kinds of ports along the sides: three USB 3.2 Gen 2 and a single USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB Type C 3.2 Gen 2, 1.4 DisplayPort, USB-C w\/ Thunderbolt 3, and HDMI 2.0 ports, in addition to Intel Wi Fi 6 for better wireless speeds.\r\nBuild Quality\r\nRGB lighting aside, the real quality comes from underneath. Airflow isn\u2019t trapped, but flows freely due to its kickstand, then released from the top. And that\u2019s not counting the eight heat pipes and two fans, all contained within a metal chassis. It makes the MSI Stealth GS65 look inferior by all accounts.\r\nValue\r\nThe Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX skirts the line between laptop and desktop, a kind of hybrid 2-in-1 design. Its cooling alone can match your average gaming desktop, while its performance is to die for. And convenience? It begs to be on-the-go. What holds it back from being enjoyed is the $8964 price tag. Yikes! That\u2019s the cost of some beater cars. The Alienware M17 is just as capable at near a fifth of the cost.\r\nAsus ROG Mothership GZ700GX Wrap Up\r\nPrice is the biggest drawback to the Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX; otherwise we\u2019d recommended everyone go out and get one. It\u2019s the cost of some beater cars! That doesn\u2019t stop it from being one of the most well-equipped laptops around. An RTX 2080 alone is excellent, but then it adds 128GB of RAM and a 9th Gen i9. And it\u2019s cooling system means you never worry about overheating.