In a striking revelation at IFA 2023, Lenovo introduced the Legion Go, a novel addition to the gaming handheld market, with its official launch slated for October 31st. Available in two versions, the device is already open for pre-orders, with a 512 GB model tagged at $699.99 (5,027 yuan), and its 1TB counterpart at $749.99 (5,386 yuan).
Spotlighting an 8.8-inch PureSight display, the Legion Go captivates with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, supported by a 16:10 ratio, and a variable refresh rate of 144Hz. The display also impresses with its 500 nits brightness and 97% DCI-P3 color gamut, supplemented by 10-point touch functionality, ensuring vibrant and responsive visuals.
Driven by AMD Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme processors, paired with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM operating at 7500MHz, the device promises a power-packed performance, all on the Windows 11 operating system. Furthermore, the Legion Go furnishes gamers with a detachable TrueStrike controller. It provides an array of advanced features like hall-effect joysticks to mitigate joystick drift, a built-in touchpad, expansive directional keys, a tilt mouse wheel, and an impressive total of 10 mappable buttons. These elements, which include shoulder buttons, triggers, and grip buttons, permit users to tailor their gaming experience according to preference.
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Concerning its endurance, the Legion Go is fortified with a 49.2Wh battery, supporting extended gaming sessions without succumbing to premature power exhaustion. Its storage capacities are not to be outdone, offering up to 1TB PCIe Gen4 SSD and a micro-SD slot, which can accommodate up to an additional 2TB, ensuring ample space for gamers to store their preferred games.
Ensuring a personalized gaming experience, the device includes RGB lighting, Legion Space software, and fully customizable controllers, in addition to featuring various ports, including two USB-Type C and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In an adjacent development, the Ayaneo Slide Handheld Gaming PC, recognized as a competitor to the Legion Go handheld, has recently been unveiled for pre-order on the Indiegogo platform. Flaunting a full keyboard and powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor, it emerges as a notable alternative for enthusiasts in the portable gaming sector.