Alienware's Concept UFO: See The Switch-Style Console That Plays PC Games

Alienware is known to show off new hardware at the CES every year, and CES 2020 was no different. This year it revealed a prototype called the Concept UFO–a portable PC system with a built-in screen and controllers on either end that slide off. So it’s more or less like a Switch that plays PC games!

CNET has gone hands-on with the Concept UFO, and said that, compared to many other prototypes shown at CES 2020, it “looks and feels finished, with a high degree of polish.” The prototype consists of a small Windows 10 tablet with two attached controllers on either side, and like the Switch it can output to a bigger screen as well.

There’s no news of a release date, or even definite confirmation that Alienware will release this as a consumer product, according to CNET, but they report that World War Z was “surprisingly playable” on the Concept UFO. We’ll report back with any additional details Alienware shares during its January 7 event referenced in the tweet above.

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The Nintendo Switch, which serves as the clear inspiration for Concept UFO, is currently discounted on eBay. Here’s our list of the best games on the system.

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