Launched during IFA (Internationale FunkAusstellung Berlin) 2023 in Berlin on Friday (September 1), Lenovo’s Legion Go is the company’s first Windows gaming handheld. It features an 8.8-inch QHD+ display with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz and a new AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor. The handheld gaming console runs on Windows 11 Home Edition with Legion Space software installed on it. It is equipped with a Hall effect joystick that improves responsiveness and accuracy during gaming. The Lenovo Legion Go will compete with the likes of the Steam Deck, Nintendo Switch, and Asus ROG Ally (review).

Lenovo Legion Go price, availability

Lenovo Legion Go has pricing It will be priced at EUR 799 (approximately Rs. 70,000) and will be available starting in November this year. It has a shadow black shade.

In comparison, the ASUS ROG Ally is priced at Rs. 69,990 for the RC71L model with an AMD Z1 Extreme processor.

Lenovo Legion Go Specifications

Lenovo’s Legion Go runs on Windows 11 Home Edition and comes with Legion Space software. The company is offering three months of free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions with every Legion Go handheld. Through Legion Space, users can access all its game platforms and stores, view all locally installed games, and even buy games through the Legion game store. The handheld console features an 8.8-inch QHD+ (1,600×2,560 pixels) IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Its 10-point touchscreen has a rated refresh rate of up to 144Hz, 97% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and a peak brightness of 500 nits. It features a Hall-effect joystick and multiple buttons including a touchpad, directional pad, tilted mouse wheel, 10 mappable shoulder buttons, trigger and grip buttons.

The new AMD Ryzen Z1 series SoC powers the Lenovo Legion Go. The GPU side is managed by an AMD RDNA graphics card. The device comes with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM running at 7,500 MHz and a maximum 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD. The available storage space can be further expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card slot.

It features a detachable Legion TrueStrike controller for added flexibility. With FPS mode, users can detach the controller from the console and use the kickstand on the back to prop it up on a surface. In terms of thermal management, Lenovo has equipped the Legion Go with a liquid crystal polymer 79-blade fan that it claims produces less than 25dB of fan noise in quiet mode, while still running 25W of total TGP graphics power in custom mode (TGP) mode.

Connectivity options on the Lenovo Legion Go include two USB-Type C ports with support for USB 4.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and Power Delivery 3.0. The handheld console also features a microSD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The device has two speakers with an output power of 2W and is equipped with a dual-array microphone.

The Lenovo Legion Go is powered by a dual-cell 49.2Wh battery that supports fast charging. Its internal fast charging technology is said to charge the battery from 0% to 70% in just 30 minutes. It comes with a 65W charger. The Legion Go also includes a power bypass mode to protect the battery from additional degradation and reduce heat generation while charging. The base module of the Lenovo Legion Go with controller measures 299x131x41mm and weighs 854 grams.

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