Alienware teased its Concept UFO prototype, which is basically a Windows 10 gaming PC, at CES 2020. The prototype grabbed everyone’s interest because, despite being a gaming PC, its form factor is similar to Nintendo Switch. It took me some time to process that information too.
Even though the Concept UFO prototype looks much similar to Nintendo Switch in terms of size and appearance, but it’s much powerful. Unlike Switch, it can play PC games without the developers needing to port it. However, due to much better hardware, the Concept UFO, weighing 2 pounds, is still heavier than Switch.
What The Alienware Concept UFO Prototype Holds In Store For You?
The “Head” unit of the Concept UFO has an eight-inch 1900 x 1200 display and is equipped with a battery and the graphics chip. Then there are two magnetic controllers, which to some extent, resemble an Xbox controller. And at last, there’s a “Hub” which can be used to connect these two controllers to make it into one big, yet a light gaming console.
There is no confirmation as to when or if this prototype will be an actual product. And that is why there isn’t any data on the specs this unit is offering. However, it is very much capable of playing some decent games like Word War Z, and Mortal Combat 11 without facing any lag. So, that’s a good thing.
That being said, don’t expect the games to run on the best graphics settings because it’s nowhere close to the best gaming laptops. But I guess we can at least compromise that much for the portability.
It may be that you feel like using the Concept UFO to play some games on a monitor. If yes, then you can connect it to the monitor using one of the two USB-C ports. The other port is used for charging the device.