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We Played The Alienware UFO, A Switch-Like PC Gaming Device

Alienware made a big splash at CES 2020 with the Concept UFO prototype, a PC that you can take on the go like a Nintendo Switch. Michael Higham and Mat Paget got hands-on with it and give their impressions.

Alienware and Dell came to CES 2020 with something bold and new: the Concept UFO. It's a PC with a condensed handheld form factor with Nintendo Switch-like capabilities. While it's only a prototype, we were able to test it out and get a closer look at the show. In the video above, we give our impressions after playing F1 2019 and Mortal Kombat 11 on it and look at some of its finer details.

At its core, the Alienware Concept UFO is a Windows 10 PC using an Intel 10th generation processor with an eight-inch touchscreen--our demo time had games running at a resolution of 720p. In terms of functionality similar to the Switch, the UFO has a USB-C docking station that lets you output to external displays through HDMI. The two controllers detach from the device itself like Joy-Cons but Alienware's controllers have to be snapped into a grip (called the bridge) in order to use them since it's what sends the signal to the UFO itself. There's also a backplate that can be pulled out to act as a kickstand which allows you to prop up the UFO at several angles.

This being a prototype device, no definitive technical details were given in terms of battery life and exact specs--the Concept UFO has no release date or price range. For more on at the show, be sure to check out our CES 2020 coverage and our sister site CNET for what's new in tech.