Dell shows off concept PCs including a foldable and a Switch lookalike at CES 2020

Dell already made a few announcements for official products at this year's CES, but the company also has a few concepts to show off during the show. The company published a blog post today, going over three new concept devices, which may or may not end up being real products.

First is the Concept Duet, a dual-screen device that has two 14.3-inch displays. It's not a wild concept, since we've seen dual-display devices before. The use cases for this would be better multitasking, or improved pen interaction through the second screen.

Then there's the Concept Ori, which has a 13-inch screen that can fold in half, making it easier to carry when you're on the go. Of course, because it's a single folding screen, you also get no visual disruptions between the two halves of the display. Again, this is not a completely new idea, and Lenovo seems to be closer to making the concept a reality with the ThinkPad X1 Fold. Of course, this kind of experience could be greatly enhanced by the upcoming Windows 10X, which Lenovo isn't waiting for. Dell might have a more solid announcement later in the year.

Finally, there's the Concept UFO, which comes from Dell's Alienware team. In terms of overall design, there's no doubt that this concept looks a lot like Nintendo's Switch. Here, though, the screen is an 8-inch, 1900x1200 panel, which would be significantly better than what the Switch offers.

Like Nintendo's product, the Concept UFO has detachable controllers, but Dell says it spent a lot of time thinking about the design of the controller to make it more comfortable. Of course, you could also use it with a mouse and keyboard if you so wish, connecting it to an external display to enjoy or using the kickstand to play anywhere.

The Concept UFO is the only device in the blog post with some reference to specs, with Intel mentioning a 10th-generation Intel Core processors, and support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Thunderbolt, which could be especially useful to connect external GPUs.

Of course, as with any concept, there's no guarantee that these products will become real. However, those attending CES will be able to see them up close at the event.

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