A New Challenger in the Gaming Handheld Market - Lenovo Legion Go Priced at $799
In an era dominated by gaming consoles and PCs, Lenovo is ready to shake things up with the release of their highly anticipated Legion Go game handheld. This groundbreaking device is set to make its debut at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) on September 1st, with availability for gaming enthusiasts worldwide expected in October. Priced at 799 Euros or 799 U.S. dollars, the Legion Go promises a whole new level of gaming on the go.
Lenovo, a renowned name in the world of technology, is all set to redefine portable gaming experiences. The Legion Go boasts a series of impressive specifications, aiming to provide gamers with an unrivaled gaming experience in a compact form factor.
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Processor: Power Unleashed
At the heart of this handheld gaming device lies the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, a powerhouse with 8 cores and 16 threads. This chip has been specially customized through a collaboration between Lenovo and AMD, fine-tuning power and voltage curves to deliver not only exceptional performance but also extended battery life compared to the initially considered Ryzen 7040U processor.
A Visual Feast: 8.8-inch QHD+ Display
The Legion Go features an 8.8-inch QHD+ display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The 16:10 aspect ratio provides an immersive viewing experience. It boasts impressive specs including 144Hz refresh rate, 97% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, 500 nits of brightness, and 83% AAR (Active Area Ratio). This display ensures that every frame is crisp, vibrant, and fluid.
Ample Memory and Storage
The device packs a punch in terms of memory and storage. With 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM running at 7500 MHz across a 4-channel configuration, multitasking is a breeze. In terms of storage, you have options with 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of SSD storage using Samsung's MZAL 8512 HDLU-00 BL 2 NVMe technology, providing lightning-fast load times for games and applications.
Graphics Powerhouse: AMD Radeon Graphics
Gaming is all about graphics, and Lenovo doesn't disappoint here either. The Legion Go is equipped with AMD Radeon Graphics, running a custom version 31.0.14003.38003. This ensures that your games run smoothly and look stunning, pushing the boundaries of what's possible on a handheld device.
Windows 11 Home Edition: The Perfect Companion
Running on Windows 11 Home Edition, the Legion Go offers a familiar and versatile environment for gamers. Whether you're gaming, working, or browsing the web, Windows 11 provides the foundation for a seamless user experience. The Legion Go comes with Windows 11 Home Edition, version number 10.0.22621.1992 (23H2).
Battery and Power Management: Game On
To keep you gaming for extended periods, Lenovo has included a dual-cell 49.2WHr battery, with support for 65W USB Type-C fast charging. This means you can get back in the game quickly, even when you're running low on power. The device also features a balanced mode with a power slider that can be switched to "durable battery life," perfect for extended gaming sessions when you're plugged in.
In terms of connectivity, the Legion Go offers a wide range of options. It includes a 3.5mm audio jack, dual Type-C ports (USB 4.0, DP 1.4, PD 3.0), and a microSD card reader, ensuring that you can connect to various peripherals and expand your storage easily.
Lenovo doesn't stop at the Legion Go. They're also launching the Legion Glasses headset, featuring a Micro OLED screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. This headset is designed to complement your gaming experience with exceptional audio and visual quality. It comes with a price tag of 499 Euros or 499 U.S. dollars.
For those looking for an affordable but high-quality audio solution, the Legion E510 gaming headset will also be available, priced at just 49.99 Euros.
Overall, Lenovo's Legion Go game handheld, with its robust hardware and versatile software, is set to be a game-changer in the world of portable gaming. With its release on the horizon, gaming enthusiasts can look forward to a new era of gaming on the go. Priced competitively and packed with cutting-edge technology, it's poised to become a top choice for gamers worldwide. So, mark your calendars for its release, and get ready to level up your gaming experience with Lenovo's Legion Go.