Lenovo has unveiled its first Windows gaming handheld device, the Lenovo Legion Go, which promises to deliver PC gaming power in a portable form factor. The device, which runs on Windows 11, features an 8.8-inch QHD+ display, an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, and a detachable controller that can be used in various modes.
The Lenovo Legion Go is designed for gamers who want to enjoy their favorite PC games on the go, without compromising on performance or visuals. The device can run games at up to 1600p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, or adjust to lower settings for longer battery life. The device also supports Lenovo Legion Glasses, a micro-OLED headset that provides a large-screen viewing experience in a pocket-sized device.
The Lenovo Legion Go is powered by the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, which features Zen 4 architecture, RDNA 3 graphics, and 8 cores and 16 threads. The processor delivers up to 8.6 TFLOPS of graphics performance, rivaling some of the best gaming consoles on the market. The device also has 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe Gen4 SSD storage, and a micro-SD card slot that supports up to 2TB of extra storage.
Battery capacity is at 49.2Whr and supports Super Rapid Charge Express, which can charge the battery up to 70% in just 30 minutes. Additionally, the device has a Power Bypass Mode that allows gamers to play while plugged in without generating excess heat or draining the battery.
The Lenovo Legion Go comes with a detachable controller that can be used in different modes depending on the preference and situation of the gamer. The controller can be attached to the sides of the device for a handheld mode, or detached and connected to a monitor for a desktop mode. It also has an FPS mode that transforms the left side into WASD keys and the right side into a vertical mouse for enhanced precision and control.
The Lenovo Legion Go is expected to be available around November 2023, with a price tag of EUR 799 (~PHP 49,000 / USD 860). The device is available in black. The Lenovo Legion Glasses and the Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones, which are compatible with the device, will launch in October 2023.
The Lenovo Legion Go is part of the Lenovo Legion ecosystem of gaming devices, monitors, accessories, software, and services that aim to provide gamers with solutions that suit their needs and preferences. The device is one of the first Windows gaming handhelds on the market, competing with other devices such as the Steam Deck, the Rog Ally, and the AYANEO.
Lenovo Legion Go specs
|Display||8.8-inch QHD+ 16:10 display, 2560×1600, 144Hz refresh rate, 500 nits, 16:10, 97% DCI-P3|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme|
|GPU||AMD RNDA Graphics|
|RAM||16GB LPDDR5X (7500Mhz) RAM|
|Storage||256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2|
micro-SD slot up to 2TB of extra storage
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2|
L & R hall effect joysticks
L & R bumpers
L & R analog triggers
Legion L & R buttons
View button (L)
Menu button (L)
6 x assignable grip buttons
1 x mouse wheel (R)
1x mouse sensor (R)
2 x controllers release buttons
|Others||2W stereo speakers, dual USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0 support, Legion Space, 3.5mm headphone sack, hi-res certification, Coldfront thermal technology|
|OS||Windows 11 Home|
|Battery||49.2Wh battery, 65W AC charger|