The gaming industry has always been at the forefront of innovation, constantly pushing boundaries with new technologies and devices. This time, it’s Lenovo’s turn to make a splash with the release of their latest handheld gaming console, the Lenovo Legion Go.
A Competitor to the Steam Deck
Lenovo is not new to the gaming scene, having entered the market with its gaming smartphones. However, they made the decision to shut down their smartphone business in March 2023.
|Processor||AMD Z1 chip|
|Resolution||WQXGA (2560 x 1600)|
|Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Memory||16GB LPDDR5X RAM|
|Storage Options||256GB, 512GB, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Controllers||Two removable controllers with 900mAh battery each|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E|
|Operating System||Windows 11|
However, the gaming world is still buzzing about the Lenovo Legion Go. This device is set to directly challenge Valve’s Steam Deck. Despite previous setbacks, Lenovo is making waves in the industry.
Release Date and Where to Buy
The Lenovo Legion Go will launch in October, and Best Buy will be among the first retailers to offer it, starting on October 31.
While it hasn’t made its way to Amazon just yet, we can expect it to become available on the platform in due course.
Those interested in purchasing the Lenovo Legion Go, it comes with a price tag of $699 for the 512GB option and $799 for the 1TB option. Buyers also have the option to upgrade to 1TB for an additional $50 or 2TB for an additional $100.
These price points are slightly higher than initial expectations, but considering the additional accessories and features, it’s a fair price for a premium gaming experience.
Design and Features
The Lenovo Legion Go boasts a sleek design that takes inspiration from some of the most popular handheld gaming consoles on the market. It features an 8-inch touchscreen display, which may be removable. There are two joy-con-like controllers that resemble those found on the Nintendo Switch.
Additionally, we can expect the console to have a kickstand for tabletop gaming, similar to the recently released Switch OLED.
In terms of functionality, the controllers have all the necessary input buttons and analog joysticks. There are shoulder triggers and extra back buttons for enhanced gameplay.