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  • - What if a Nintendo Switch

  • was also a full Windows 10 gaming PC?

  • (glitch hop beat)

  • This is Alienware's Concept UFO

  • which it's announcing at CES 2020 this year

  • and it's basically that.

  • This is an early concept.

  • We don't know price,

  • we don't know release date.

  • We don't even know if the final product

  • will even look anything like this.

  • But it's really the idea that Alienware is gunning for here,

  • which is to kind of complete that circle of gaming.

  • Alienware makes desktops and Alienware makes laptops.

  • And now they want something

  • that you can take really anywhere and play anywhere.

  • It's a full-fledged Windows 10 PC.

  • They won't tell us anything about the specs,

  • we don't know what processor or GPU it has.

  • But we do know that it's running Windows 10,

  • that it has an eight-inch screen,

  • has a battery,

  • and you can play full-fledged PC games basically anywhere.

  • (synth pop music)

  • This would sort of pave the way for this.

  • It kind of showed that there was a market

  • that people want to be able to play

  • full console quality games on the go,

  • and this kind of feels like the next step,

  • which is not port games

  • or bring them down to the Switch's level.

  • But just to run those games that you already own.

  • You could, in theory, just load up Steam on this

  • and play all your regular existing PC games anywhere.

  • The hardware here is really what you'd expect

  • if you took an Alienware gaming laptop,

  • especially one of the newer ones,

  • and kind of shrunk it down into a handheld form.

  • You've got these very angular designs,

  • you've got the honeycomb vents on the back,

  • you've got Alienware font.

  • Of course one of the cool things is the controllers,

  • which detach right off.

  • There's a hub unit

  • which is sort of like the Joy-Con controller dock

  • where you can dock these two controller halves

  • and use it like a regular controller.

  • Controller feels great,

  • the joysticks feels great,

  • the buttons are nice and clicky.

  • This hedge unit,

  • which has the battery, the PC, the CPU,

  • can also then be stood up with the kickstand on the back,

  • which just unfolds.

  • So you can prop it up,

  • you can pop the controllers off,

  • and then you can just put it up on the table and play.

  • Alienware says it's 900 grams,

  • which is like 1.9 pounds.

  • It feels pretty good to hold in your hand.

  • What you can also do is

  • you can plug this into an external monitor.

  • You plug a regular USBC cable into the top over here.

  • (synth music)

  • Alienware isn't talking what kind of panel this is

  • in terms of display resolution.

  • It can run games at up to 1200p,

  • which again isn't

  • 4K HD quality.

  • But especially when you're this close to the screen,

  • it doesn't seem to matter as much.

  • This isn't the most demanding game,

  • but this looks way better than it does,

  • say, on a Switch.

  • And it performs great.

  • There's no lag, there's no stuttering,

  • reflections look good.

  • There's a lot of things

  • that Alienware's still gonna have to solve

  • before this is actually

  • a compelling device that you can buy.

  • Obviously battery life is huge issue.

  • Alienware wouldn't talk about that.

  • But if you're running full-fledged PC games

  • on a full-fledged PC

  • on batteries in something that you can fit in your hand,

  • that's obviously a thing

  • that they're gonna need to work out.

  • And I would not expect

  • to get more than a couple of hours of this at best.

  • Heat is also a big thing.

  • Even just playing a game here,

  • you could hear the fans kicking up and they are loud.

  • (fans whirring)

  • Again, you're holding a gaming PC in your hand.

  • There's gonna be sacrifices and that's gonna be one of them.

  • That's Concept UFO.

  • Again, it's still an early concept,

  • there's still a lot of the details that we don't know.

  • We don't even know if Alienware's ever gonna sell it.

  • But at least on this idea,

  • I'm a big fan.

  • And again, while these are early concepts,

  • they're really functional.

  • They work, they're running active hardware.

  • I'm playing Rocket League on this thing,

  • which is a lot more than we usually see from concepts.

  • Which could indicate that these are farther along

  • than you might necessarily think.

  • Thanks so much for watching.

  • For more great videos like this,

  • make sure to keep it locked to The Verge YouTube channel.

  • We'll have tons of stuff out of CES all week.

  • I'm terrible at Rocket League.

  • Please don't hold this against me.

- What if a Nintendo Switch

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