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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.

100 thoughts on “Alienware turned a gaming PC into a Nintendo Switch

  1. Switch bring out the pro version in 2020 before the competition takes Nintendo out of the throne of portal gaming.

  2. External Laptop-class GPU TB3 Companion with a built-in battery as an add-on accessory might be a good idea for those GPU heavy game?

  3. Can this thing browse the internet as well? If so you could pirate and emulate like crazy and never have to buy a game again all while being super portable 😍

  4. Where would your steam games be saved at. They will still need to be installed to play them. So how will that workout??

  5. I own an AW15R3 with GTX1070 and 90Wh battery and I need to keep it plugged in while gaming and use headphones to even hear my own thought… This AW UFO looks awesome but it will be more like a 1k dollar hairdryer with screen than a portable gaming surface

  6. I think it's a little unfair to call it aspired from the switch, it seems like Nintendo did most of the work in making this product.

  7. So basically, this would not only be the best handheld gaming device ever created software wise it would also be the best emulation device as well and on top of that you could check your social media accounts and maybe even stream to twitch if the power is there at maybe 60+ FPS? I’ll take it

  8. Everytime Nintendo does something, everybody in the neighborhood wants to do the same thing. Just goes to show how important Nintendo's innovative methods are in the shaping of the video game industry.

  9. The fact that you could play Halo MCC, and later Halo Infinite on the go already makes me want to buy this.

  10. If it costs more than $400 then could be an issue, battery life, and game play, and game selection will be key or match Nintendo switch

  11. Ugh….Why is everyone so hooked on "4k"??? Forego the high resolution. Quality over quantity. Even regarding pixels.

  12. How much are we betting because of the controls being able to be removed that Nintendo will file a law suit…. 😂😂

  13. Lets be real. It wont beat Nintendo in sales. However, with the accessibility to the Microsoft game store and Steam games, and its mobile, this machine will be unstoppable.

  14. Ngl, I thought it was cool and can be it’s own thing till I saw you can slide the controllers out just like the switch😑, come on

  15. Uhmmm wonder if the other company is not gonna have an issue with their design and patent rights???🤔 i smell lawsuit

  16. Vai ser sucesso !!! A Nintendo tá precisando de uma concorrente .a Nintendo tá acomodada pensando que é a rainha dos portáteis…Alienware chegou destruindo

  17. honestly, what's the point, knowing it's price is definitely gonna be like 4x more expensive than a nintendo switch, also being a windows console, means there's not much major exclusive already so that's 2 major loss.

    at that point, just buy an alienware laptop for the same price.

  18. Intel gpu there a limit when it come to gaming why not amd

    I bet price would be around $900 to $1200 afterall it's alienware

  19. You know I like it how people be hating on Nintendo and people think Sony and Microsoft are ten times better but yet the people that hate on Nintendo they turn their own systems into a Nintendo switch knockoff. If it weren't for Nintendo this would have never existed. So thank u Nintendo that's why you guys are the best in the world. I'M WITH TEAM NINTENDO! It's amazing how Nintendo can pull off such an amazing things which is low specs. Proving the world that you don't need the highest advanced most powerful tech in the world to run games. And now Nintendo has inspired so many other companies to the point where we have this Alienware UFO WOW. Nintendo really is something huh. Hehe

  20. this needs to be 1080p, the sacrifice you make to pump out double the pixels are just immense and unnecessary..

  21. I got the feeling this thing is gonna have so many downsides that we just don't know already. The switch is already a compromise on the go. How hot and loud will this thing get? How long does the battery last? How long until Nintendo sues them?

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