Listen, the Switch has changed the way I play my games. I went from “why would I play on an inferior platform” to “shit, is there a Switch version?“. So when Alienware revealed their Concept UFO at CES 2020, a portable PC device running on Windows 10, you know I had to check it out.
From what I gathered from Tomguide’s early look, the concept is still quite early but it does show the potential of the mobile PC gaming experience, for the most part. Nothing will ever replace the keyboard and mouse experience but I’ll be dammed if I say I’m not at least interested in owing such a device.
According to Ray Watkins, Dell consumer product reviews manager:
“We want the world to understand that Dell is an innovative company. We want the world to see that even though we may or may not productize something. We have tons of stuff in the works in the background.”
What sets Concept UFO apart from the Switch is that when you plug the UFO into its dock, you can use it as a full-blown PC.
It’s even said that you can’t compare Concept UFO with the Edge Pro and the original Nvidia Shield, so that kinda says a lot so far. I’m estimating that this thing might cost around $800 or more based on the power of the Concept UFO. The only concern I have is the battery life, I mean a system like that will consume a lot of power. How they’ll get around this remains to be seen.
There’s going to be a livestream official unveiling on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. PST. so tune in to that if you’re interested.