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Alienware Unveils Concept UFO, A Handheld PC Prototype Heavily Influenced By Nintendo Switch

by Andrew Reiner on Jan 06, 2020 at 06:34 PM

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Alienware introduced something unexpected: Concept UFO, a handheld gaming PC that draws heavy inspiration from Nintendo Switch. The unit even features detachable left and right pieces that can be connected to create a controller that just happens to look like a UFO.

Alienware isn't revealing hardware specifics, discussing things like battery life, and won't even comment on whether this prototype will actually become a real product. What Alienware is showing is a unique vision for where PC gaming could go. Just picture being able to play some of your favorite PC games on a device like this.

The prototype runs Windows 10, weighs roughly two pounds, and features an eight-inch 1200p display. The controllers connect to it through magnetic strips. The screen is equipped with a back-mounted kickstand that can be extended when the controller is removed. USB-C ports on the unit can be used for a variety of things, including connecting a keyboard and mouse.

 

CES showgoers can head to Alienware's booth to test out Rocket League, F1 2019, and Mortal Kombat 11 on this exciting prototype. What do you think of Alienware's vision of the future for PC gaming? Let us know in the comments below.