Alienware launches Concept UFO handheld game machine
Realizing the potential of Nintendo Switch but not being fully exploited, Dell, laptop manufacturer, suddenly entered the market of handheld gaming devices directly competing with Nintendo when it launched the Alienware Concept UFO at the conference.
Nintendo Switch is a compact handheld game console and a companion of all gamers on long trips, but the biggest drawback of Nintendo Switch is that the performance and support games are still few. Realizing the potential of Nintendo Switch but not being fully exploited, Dell, laptop manufacturer, suddenly entered the market of handheld gaming devices directly competing with Nintendo when it launched the Alienware Concept UFO at the conference.
Alienware Concept UFO is a prototype product in Dell’s effort to pack PC Gaming into an ultra-portable carrying case. Basically, this device is similar to the Nintendo Switch but runs on Windows 10 with detachable controllers and a dock to attach to the TV.
The UFO concept consists of an 8-inch central screen, 1200p resolution, hardware components and two controllers attached to the magnetic system. Users can remove these two controllers and attach several “hubs” to form a complete controller, similar to the Nintendo Switch. The Alienware Concept UFO weighs up to 2 pounds (0.9kg), which is three times heavier than the Switch but the device is still comfortable enough to carry.
Despite its compact size, Alienware Concept UFO can play all PC games, including graphic games such as The Witcher 3, Skyrim, Rocket League. But due to the limited heat dissipation space, the Alienware Concept UFO for all game settings is set to medium. With Alienware Concept UFO, users can take it anywhere, play any game they want such as PC, Laptop Gaming at home without restrictions on hardware and game store like Nintendo Switch.
And that is the potential of Alienware Concept UFO, but this is only a prototype so gamers will never be able to buy it. Dell declined to talk about any performance hardware for the Alienware Concept UFO and whether it wants to commercialize this product in the future. So gamers will have to wait an extremely long time before they can touch this ultra-compact PC.