Lenovo Legion Go was launched throughout the IFA (Internationale FunkAusstellung Berlin) 2023 in Berlin on Friday (September 1) as the corporate’s first Windows gaming handheld machine. It options an 8.8-inch QHD+ show with as much as 144Hz refresh fee and is powered by the brand new AMD Ryzen Z1 sequence of processors. The handheld gaming console runs on Windows 11 Home with Legion Space software program on prime. It comes with Hall Effect joysticks for improved responsiveness and accuracy throughout gaming classes. The Lenovo Legion Go will compete with the likes of Steam Deck, Nintendo Switch, and Asus ROG Ally (Review).
Lenovo Legion Go value, availability
The Lenovo Legion Go has been priced at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 70,000) and might be obtainable beginning November this 12 months. It is available in Shadow Black shade.
For comparability, the Asus ROG Ally’s value in India is ready at Rs. 69,990 for the RC71L mannequin with an AMD Z1 Extreme processor.
Lenovo Legion Go specs
Lenovo’s Legion Go runs on Windows 11 Home with Legion Space software program. The firm is providing three months complimentary Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription with every Legion Go handheld. Through Legion Space, customers can entry all their recreation platforms and shops, view all regionally put in video games, and even buy video games by way of the Legion Game Store. The handheld console options an 8.8-inch QHD+ (1,600×2,560 pixels) IPS show with a 16:10 side ratio. Its 10-point contact display screen is rated to ship as much as 144Hz refresh fee, 97 p.c protection of DCI-P3 color gamut, and 500 nits of peak brightness. It packs Hall impact joysticks and a number of buttons together with a touchpad, D-pad, an angled mouse wheel, 10 mappable shoulder buttons, triggers, and grip buttons.
The new AMD Ryzen Z1 sequence of SoCs energy the Lenovo Legion Go. The GPU facet is managed by AMD RDNA graphics. The machine packs as much as 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM working at 7,500 MHz and a most of 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD. The obtainable storage could be expanded as much as 2TB additional by way of a microSD card slot.
It options removable Legion TrueStrike controllers for improved flexibility. Through the FPS mode, customers can detach the controllers from the console and use the kickstand on the again to prop it up on a floor. For thermal administration, Lenovo has packed a liquid crystal polymer 79-blade fan on the Legion Go, that’s claimed to generate lower than 25dB of fan noise in Quiet Mode whereas nonetheless working a full 25W of TGP whole graphics energy (TGP) in Custom Mode.
Connectivity choices on the Lenovo Legion Go embrace two USB-Type C ports, that help USB 4.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and Power Delivery 3.0. The handheld console additionally will get a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. The machine has two audio system with 2W output and encompasses a dual-array microphone.
The Lenovo Legion Go is backed by a dual-cell 49.2Wh battery with help for quick charging. The in-house quick charging know-how is claimed to fill the battery from zero to 70 p.c in simply half-hour. It comes bundled with a 65W charger. The Legion Go additionally features a energy bypass mode to guard its battery from further degradation and scale back the warmth produced whereas charging. The base module of the Lenovo Legion Go with connected controllers measures 299x131x41mm and weighs 854 grams.