Alienware Concept UFO Points to the Future of Gaming

Taking more than a few design cues from Nintendo, gaming hardware brand Alienware went full Switch at this year’s CES 2020. Aimed at PC gamers, the Concept UFO is a Windows 10 gaming PC scaled down to handheld form. Look beyond the familiar layout to find more Switch-like features, including detachable controllers, a built-in kickstand, and a connecting dock so you can game on a larger display.

Alienware Concept UFO

Despite the obvious similarities, think of the Alienware Concept UFO as a premium Switch alternative and not an outright ripoff. Touting a heftier build and more processing power, the handheld gadget will likely offer greater speeds and a broader gaming library, should it ever come to be. From the main 8″ screen, expect a 1900 x 1200 display, which again takes things up a notch when compared to the Nintendo Switch. According to the brand, the Concept UFO will deliver an excellent battery life as well.

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With USB-C ports on both the top and bottom, Alienware’s new gaming gadget can power up and connect to an external monitor at the very same time. Or you can use the ports to bring in a mouse and keyboard, thereby converting the gadget into a mini PC. Of course, it’s all theoretical at this moment since the gadget is indeed just a concept and a cool one at that.

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