Along with foldable and dual-screen Windows PCs, Dell also
showed off the Alienware Concept UFO at CES 2020, which
combines the idea of
Nintendo Switch with portable gaming PC.
Alienware Concept UFO, which is a Nintendo Switch-like portable
gaming PC, runs Windows 10 and it supports desktop games.
The Nintendo Switch has seen great success by having a screen
in the controller and offering a premium ad-free experience but
with added portability. Many third-party developers and
publishers port their PC only games to Nintendo Switch, but
there’s a noticeable downgrade in graphics of games ported from
The Concept UFO is an attempt to pack PC gaming experience into
a tiny form factor without relying on mobile processors and
addressing these problems of the Switch.
With Alienware Concept UFO, Dell could make Windows gaming even
more adaptable by wearing the Switch’s clothes and gamers will
have access to the same library of games that are offered on a
regular gaming laptop.
Alienware Concept UFO features
According to Dell, Alienware Concept UFO is equipped with an
8-inch display and it has 1900×1200 resolution.
Alienware Concept UFO is running a 10th Gen Intel processor,
standard Windows operating system with support for Wi-Fi and
The Concept UFO is modular and controllers can be detached, so
you can use it in handheld mode or on a table with a kickstand
attached to the device.
The capabilities of the Concept UFO can be extended if you hook
it up to external display and use controller or inputs such as
Although Concept UFO is meant to be a portable PC for gaming,
the device runs a custom launcher on top of Windows 10. Dell
insists that the prototype uses standard Windows 10
installation and it’s a gaming PC in a tiny form factor.
“This is going to be a full PC,” a Dell representative told
reporters at CES 2020. According to Dell, this is essentially a
gaming PC in a unique body style with access to a massive
library of games that Windows 10 currently offers.
The device is just a concept and Alienware may never turn it
into an actual product due to possible software compatibility
issues, but it’s really freaking cool.