Alienware shows Switch-like portable device for PC gaming

The Nintendo Switch proved that graphics-heavy games can be portable while still running at a console level, but Alienware is taking that concept and adding some PC components to put an original spin on the hardware. 

An early model for the project, currently known as Concept UFO, was unveiled at CES 2020. It has a case that lines up with Alienware’s signature style that makes it look less like an off-brand Switch and more like an angular tablet with some attachments. 

ALIENWARE on Twitter

We’re always pushing what’s possible in the realm of gaming. Introducing our newest gaming innovation, #ConceptUFO. Watch the official unveiling on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. PST. #CES2020

The hardware that was available for viewing and testing at Dell’s display showed off a design that is very similar to that of the Switch, including a detachable set of controllers that slide onto the side of the screen. But the display on Concept UFO is eight inches instead of the Switch’s 6.2, and the controllers can’t be used while detached from the console unless both halves are connected using the middle piece.

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