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CES 2020: Alienware Concept UFO is a Gaming PC in a Nintendo Switch Body
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CES 2020: Alienware Concept UFO is a Gaming PC in a Nintendo Switch Body

by Aiman MaulanaJanuary 8, 2020
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CES 2020: Alienware Concept UFO is a Gaming PC in a Nintendo Switch Body

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Picture credits: DigitalTrends

Gaming PCs are known for their raw power and utility as you can also do a ton of other stuff aside from gaming. One thing that it still struggles with, even with gaming laptops, is portability. It looks like Dell is preparing just the solution at CES 2020 with their Alienware Concept UFO.

As you might be able to tell, the Alienware Concept UFO is a full-fledged gaming PC in a body that’s similar to the Nintendo Switch. It has a tablet screen with some built-in features, a pull-out kickstands, and you can mount detachable controllers on the sides.

The idea here is also similar to the Nintendo Switch as you can either play it as a handheld game system or have it docked at home as a proper gaming PC. When docked, you can attach the side controllers to a centre puck, mimicking a proper controller. Compared to the Switch however, this one has the Alienware dual-tone colour scheme, RGB lighting, and a bigger screen (8-inches).

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Picture credits: DigitalTrends

It seems that the demo unit at CES 2020 doesn’t allow the side controllers to act as independent controllers, so you won’t have an extra gamepad just by having both pieces. It seems that the Alienware Concept UFO doesn’t have a dock, but instead, uses a USB-C port to output its display. If your display doesn’t have a USB-C port, you will need an HDMI adapter.

The idea behind the Alienware Concept UFO is certainly appealing, making PC gaming a lot more portable than ever before. At the moment however, it is simply a concept so we don’t have its exact specifications, price, and availability. There may still be some reliability issues that need to be fixed before Dell can truly consider making it a full-fledged product. Either way, it definitely is one to be excited for.

Source: DigitalTrends

Pokdepinion: I really like the idea behind it. I’m just curious to know about its running temperature as well as the battery life. That will be the key to its success in my opinion.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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