TRAILER: Lenovo Dives into Gaming with the Legion Go

Lenovo is stepping boldly into the handheld gaming universe

by Faruk Imamovic
TRAILER: Lenovo Dives into Gaming with the Legion Go
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The tech giant has unveiled the Legion Go, its flagship gaming console, armed with the Windows 11 operating system. This latest offering promises a potent combination of style, functionality, and power.

A Fusion of Cutting-Edge Tech and Intuitive Design

One of the standout features of the Legion Go is its stunning 8.8-inch LCD screen, boasting a QHD+ resolution and a swift 144Hz refresh rate.

This gives users crystal-clear visuals that will not only elevate their gaming experience but will also be versatile in accommodating a range of resolution preferences. Designed with power management in mind, it can effortlessly switch from a 1,600p to 800p resolution and toggle the refresh rate to a power-saving 60Hz when necessary.

The console’s design pays a clear homage to the iconic Nintendo Switch, with detachable controllers termed "Legion TrueStrike". These controllers are not just ergonomically intuitive but are also tech-packed. From Hall effect sticks, touchpads, to a whopping 10 programmable shoulder triggers – these controllers guarantee precision and adaptability.

The pièce de résistance? A unique base model controller that magnetically latches onto the right controller, allowing gamers to use it as a bona fide mouse. Truly, Lenovo has taken game controller design to a futuristic level.

Under the Hood: Power Meets Efficiency

The Legion Go isn't just about sleek designs and intuitive interfaces. At its heart, it boasts an AMD Ryzen Z1 processor with an option to upgrade to a Z1 Extreme configuration. Accompanied by the RDNA 3 graphics GPU, this handheld console ensures top-tier gaming performance.

When it comes to storage, Lenovo hasn't skimped. The Legion Go provides up to 1 TB of PCIe Ge4 SSD memory, coupled with a microSD slot that supports an additional 2 TB. Alongside this, all models are equipped with 16 GB of LPDDR5x RAM.

Keeping the console cool is a meticulously designed thermal cooling system. The fan, engineered with liquid polymer blades, promises efficient cooling without the noisy distractions, maintaining a hushed 25 decibels even at peak usage.

Connectivity-wise, Lenovo ticks all the boxes. From USB-Type C ports to Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, every gamer's need is catered for. And let's not forget the icing on the cake: a complimentary three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription with every purchase.

Battery and Pricing Details

The Legion Go's battery promises both stamina and efficiency. With a capacity of 49.2Wh, it can be swiftly charged from 0 to 70 percent within just half an hour. Not to mention the thoughtful power bypass mode that protects battery longevity during extended gaming sessions.

Anticipation is already building as sales are set to commence in November. The entry-level Legion Go will be priced at a competitive 799 euros, making it an attractive option for gaming aficionados across the globe.