Lenovo is preparing to enter the portable gaming console market with the Legion Go model, which will be officially unveiled on September 1 at IFA 2023, Windows Report has learned. The device will cost 799 euros/$799 and will be available for purchase in October. It aims to compete with Valve’s Steam Deck, ASUS’s ROG Ally, and AYANEO consoles by offering competitive specifications.

Lenovo Legion Go

The main specifications of Legion Go:

  • Display: 8.8-inch IPS screen with QHD+ resolution (2560×1600 pixels), 144Hz refresh rate, 97% DCI-P3 color gamut and 500 nits brightness;
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme with AMD RDNA graphics;
  • Memory: 16 GB 7500 MHz LPDDR5X RAM;
  • Storage: Choice of 256GB, 512GB or 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2242;
  • Operating system: Windows 11 Home;
  • Battery: 2-cell 49.2 Wh with ultra-fast charging function and 900 mAh battery in controllers;
  • Ports: USB Type-C, microSD card reader and 3.5 mm audio jack;
  • Controls: A comprehensive gamepad control system that includes Hall-effect joysticks, bumpers, triggers, and assignable buttons;
  • Audio: Near-field microphone with dual pattern and 2 x 2W speakers;
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2;
  • Software: Comes with a free 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription;
  • Dimensions: console without controllers – 210 x 131 x 20 mm, with controllers – 299 x 131 x 41 mm;
  • Weight: without controllers – 640 g, with controllers – 854 g.

Additional accessories for Legion Go

Lenovo Legion Go portable game console will cost 799 euros

Lenovo Legion AR augmented reality glasses: Price 499 euros/$499, expected in October 2023. They have a Micro OLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080 dots per eye and high-quality built-in speakers.

Lenovo Legion Go portable game console will cost 799 euros

Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB gaming in-ear headphones: Priced at €49.99, expected in October 2023. They have 10mm dynamic and balanced armature drivers with a built-in controller for quick setup.

Not just for games

Legion Go

The Legion Go is not only a gaming device, but also a potential media consumption device. Its QHD+ screen and detachable controller design make it versatile enough to be used as a mini-tablet for watching movies and YouTube on the go.

Questions about Legion Go battery life

Lenovo Legion Go portable game console will cost 799 euros

Although the device has a slightly larger battery than its competitors, it cannot solve a significant drawback of portable devices – battery life. However, the Legion Go has an ultra-fast charging function with up to 65W.