Lenovo unveiled the Legion Go advanced handheld console

Lenovo at IFA 2023 unveiled the Legion Go handheld gaming console. The device is a direct competitor for Asus ROG Ally and Steam Deck.

Sep 2, 2023 - 12:10
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Lenovo unveiled the Legion Go advanced handheld console

 The console has a powerful AMD processor, a screen with high resolution and refresh rate, as well as an efficient cooling system.

Lenovo Legion Go is equipped with an 8.8-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a frame rate of 144 Hz and a brightness of 500 nits. It is noted that the novelty received one of the best screens that are used in consoles.

The hardware platform includes AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, 16 Gb of RAM standard LPDDR5X-7500 Mbps and NVMe-storage capacity from 256 Gb to 1 Tb SSD (PCIe Gen 4, M.2 2242). MicroSD memory cards are supported. The cooling system includes a 79-blade fan. In quiet mode, the noise level does not exceed 25 dB.

The battery capacity is 49.2Wh, which is much more than Asus ROG Ally and Steam Deck. There is support for 65W charging: the device charges to 70% in half an hour. The gamepads are detachable, just like the Nintendo Switch. There are a few additional controls on the body of the device, such as a scroll wheel, two mouse emulation buttons, and an "FPS" key.

The console is noticeably thicker and heavier than many competitors. Dimensions including controllers are 299x131x41 mm, weight - as much as 854 gr. The console also received support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, six-axis gyroscope, two USB-C 4.0 with support for DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0, a pair of 2-watt speakers, microSD-reader and audio jack.

The Lenovo Legion Go will go on sale in November with prices starting at €799.

The console comes with an accessory - Legion Glasses augmented reality glasses with microOLED displays at 60 Hz. The glasses can be connected to Windows, Android and macOS devices. The price is €499.

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