More handheld gaming consoles are coming in from prominent PC makers. Now, Lenovo has its own competitor, the aptly named Legion Go.
The form factor of the Lenovo Legion Go is similar to the one that started this revolution, the Nintendo Switch. It has detachable controllers called Legion True Strike that sandwich the fast and sharp 144Hz 8.8-inch LCD QHD+ display.
There’s a built-in kickstand on the back so you can prop the screen on a table and use the controllers wirelessly for better ergonomics. The controllers have a bunch of buttons all around, with Hall effect joysticks, a touchpad, a scroll wheel, and 10 re-mappable shoulder triggers.
Lenovo even threw in a base module that attaches to the right controller via magnets so you can use it as a mouse. The said controller has an optical sensor at the bottom, just like what you’d see on an actual mouse.
Under the hood, the Legion Go comes with an AMD Ryzen Z1 series chip, similar to what the ROG Ally has. You can get it with up to a Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip, RDNA 3 graphics, up to 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD, and a sole 16GB LPDDR5x RAM option at 7,500mHz. There’s also a microS card slot that can house up to 2TB of storage.
Thermals are handled by a special cooling system that uses a liquid polymer blade fan that can reach up to 25dB under 25W TGP.
It will ship with the latest Windows 11 Home with a special skin called Legion Space for easy access to special settings and games. The battery setup consists of two-cell 49.2WH modules with a 65W PD charger that can do 0-70% charge in just half an hour.
Port selection includes two flexible USB-C ports that can accommodate DisplayPort 1.4 output. It also works with the new Lenovo Legion Glasses if you want a big-screen-like experience.
The Lenovo Legion Go has a starting price of USD699 (~Php39,700) and will be available in select markets this November. Hopefully, it makes its way to the Philippines right in time for the holiday season.
Lenovo Legion Go Specs
- Windows 11 Home, Legion Game Space
- 8.8-inch QHD+ IPS display, 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, 343ppi
- 10-point touchscreen, 144Hz refresh rate
- 500-nits, 97% DCI-P3, 83% AAR
- up to AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme CPU
- 16GB LPDDR5X RAM, 7500MHz
- RDNA 3 graphics
- 256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
- WiFi 6E, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.2
- 2x 2W speakers
- Dual-array near-field microphone
- 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack
- 2x USB-C (USB 4.0, DisplayPort 1.4, PD 3.0)
- 1x microSD card reader
- Detachable controllers
- Legion L/R
- ABXY buttons
- L & R Hall Effect joysticks
- L & R bumpers
- L & R analog triggers
- Legion L & R buttons
- View button (L)
- Menu button (L)
- Trackpad (R)
- 6 x assignable grip buttons
- 1 x mouse wheel (R)
- 1x mouse sensor (R)
- 2 x controllers release buttons
- HD haptics
- 6-axis Gyro sensor
- Dimensions: 210 x 131 x 20mm (base) | 299 x 131 x 41mm (w/ controllers)
- Weight: 640g (base) | 854g (w/ controllers)
- 2-cell 49.2WHr battery (base) | 900mAh (controllers)
- 65W USB-C AC charger