Lenovo Launches Legion Go Official Trailer

Previously hinted at, Lenovo’s Windows gaming handheld, Legion Go, was officially unveiled ahead of IFA 2023. Slated for a market release this October, its suggested retail price begins at a robust $699.

In a move reminiscent of Valve’s introduction of the Steam Deck, ASUS’s launch of the ROG Ally, and the concept behind AYANEO, Lenovo aims to make its mark in the Windows gaming handheld sector with the Legion Go, distinguishing itself with a unique design intended to enhance its competitive edge.

Within its design paradigm, the Legion Go incorporates controllers akin to the detachable Joy-Cons of the Nintendo Switch, albeit with a distinct attachment mechanism. These controllers are ingeniously designed for ergonomic handling, offering users an intuitive gameplay experience, particularly for first-person shooters. Players have the option to use the Legion Go’s body as a display while interacting with the game directly via the controllers.

For its hardware configuration, the Legion Go boasts the AMD Z1 Extreme processor, paired with 16GB of memory and an expansive storage capacity of up to 1TB. It’s powered by a 49.2 WHr battery and sports an 8.8-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, supporting a 144Hz refresh rate and a luminous 500 nits brightness. Additionally, it features a pair of USB ports, facilitating connectivity to a myriad of USB peripherals or even an external virtual reality headset.

Operational on Windows 11, it parallels the ROG Ally by employing a game launcher akin to Amoury Crate. This custom interface ensures centralized management of the games stored on the handheld, providing users with a streamlined initiation process.