Everything We Know About Alienware’s Nintendo Switch-like Device, Concept UFO

Everything We Know About Alienware’s Nintendo Switch-like Device, Concept UFO

Everything We Know About Alienware’s Nintendo Switch-like Device, Concept UFO

We imagine you have plenty of thoughts on this one.

Dell and Alienware are no stranger to pushing the mold on PC gaming and innovating the gaming world we now live in. After all, the real reason why Switch owners got the console is access to updated Nintendo content starring some of their favorite characters. It has an nearly identical overall design (with a unique Alienware spin, of course) and similarly-placed buttons and joysticks.

This concept obviously owes more than a little to the Nintendo Switch, but Alienware's UFO concept does have a few points of difference.

Dell's gaming-focused arm - the Concept UFO is a handheld gaming machine with a screen in the center and controls on the sides, with the usual array of thumbsticks, buttons and D-pad.

The difference is that the Concept UFO is a full-fledged Windows 10 PC, shrunk down and created to allow users to play PC games on the go.

The company is regarded as one of the best professionally made PC companies in the world and are direct sponsors of Team Liquid, one of the world's most popular esports teams. The crew over at PCMag were lucky enough to spend some hands-on time with the UFO, and here's what they learned. Theoretically, the Concept UFO has the same library of games as the entire PC landscape. This seems to indicate that games don't need to scale down as they do on the Nintendo Switch.

Concept UFO's 8-inch screen has a 1200p resolution, which is a big step up compared to the Switch's 6.2-inch, 720p screen. As of yet, no price or release date has been announced - this is, after all, a concept.

Regardless, Alienware says the Concept UFO will pack 10th-gen Intel chip hardware (no word on its GPU), which will apparently deliver "uncompromised" on-the-go performance and excellent battery life. You can also use the same controllers for when you're playing Concept UFO on TV, because it also has the ability to docked. Speaking of peers, it's important to mention that there isn't anything quite like Concept UFO now on the market. Regardless, it's an interesting idea, and we look forward to seeing what (if anything) Alienware does with it over the coming months.

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