Unofficial information about Legion Go appeared a month ago, and now, at IFA 2023, Lenovo has finally officially presented its first Windows-based “pocket gaming” device.
The Lenovo Legion Go is equipped with a processor up to AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme with AMD RNDA graphics and intelligent power management technology, runs on Windows 11 and provides powerful graphics performance that, according to the manufacturer, rivals consoles.
The Lenovo PureSight touchscreen display has a diagonal of 8.8″, QHD+ resolution (2560×1600 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The display has an extended color gamut (97% DCI-P3) and maximum brightness of 500 nits, with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz.
In terms of memory, the Legion Go is equipped with 16GB LPDDR5X (7500 MHz) RAM and a PCIe 4th generation solid-state drive of up to 1TB; there is also a microSD slot that can provide up to 2TB of additional storage.
The company doesn’t specify the battery life of the Legion Go, saying only that the battery capacity is 49.2 Wh, and that Super Rapid Charge support allows the battery to charge up to 70% in just half an hour.
The Lenovo Legion Go has two USB Type-C ports, allowing users to connect and charge the device while also connecting accessories that support DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0. The device also supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.
Coldfront’s proprietary cooling system keeps the device below 25dB in quiet mode, while the device can reach a full 25W of total graphics power (TGP) in dedicated mode, providing maximum power for “heavy” gaming.
Lenovo Legion Go controllers feature Hall-effect joysticks, which means no joystick drift and minimal dead spots, for improved responsiveness and accuracy. Other control tools include an integrated trackpad, a large D-pad, an angled mouse wheel, and a total of 10 overhead buttons, rear-panel trigger buttons, and bumper buttons.
In addition, the Legion TrueStrike controllers in Lenovo Legion Go are detachable, which is designed to provide more flexibility in gaming styles and to put the device into FPS (First-Person Shooter) mode if necessary. This mode allows the user to detach the controllers from the Lenovo Legion Go body and use the rear kickstand to prop up the device and place it on a surface.
The device runs Windows 11 Home, which is complemented by the Legion Space shell: it allows users to quickly access all their game platforms and stores, view all locally installed games, and even purchase games through the Legion Game Store in collaboration with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
The dimensions of the device with controllers are 299 mm x 131 mm x 41 mm, without them – 210 mm x 131 mm x 20 mm, weight – 854 g and 640 g, respectively. The official press release does not mention the price, but it was previously reported that it will be 799 euros.