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Lenovo Legion Go Handheld Gaming Device Announced – An Asus ROG Ally Competitor?

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Lenovo recently announced several new products, including the Lenovo Legion Go – a handheld gaming device powered by AMD’s Ryzen Z1 or Z1 Extreme mobile CPU. Sounds familiar? Well, that’s because Asus also has a handheld powered by the same AMD CPU – the ROG Ally. Aside from the Legion Go, Lenovo also announced the Legion Glasses and Legion E510.7 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones. The Lenovo Go will become available starting October 2023 with an MSRP of $699. You can check out more details from Lenovo’s official news release below.

lenovo legion go handheld gaming device

Gaming on the Go: Lenovo Unveils a New Legion Gaming Handheld Device and Accessories that Untether PC Gaming

Legion Go Highlights:

  • An 8.8-inch PureSight Gaming Display – providing more immersive screen real estate
  • AMD Ryzen™ Z1 and Z1 Extreme chips for unbeatable power
  • Ergonomic detachable controllers with an anti-slip texture, mappable controls, and an integrated trackpad
  • A 49.2Wh capacity battery and support for Super Rapid Charge, enabling the device to recharge up to 70% in only a half-hour

Lenovo™ is unveiling the Lenovo Legion™ Go, the company’s first Windows gaming handheld device, to give gamers more freedom to game however—and wherever—they want. The Lenovo Legion Go is designed for gamers who will settle for nothing less than top-tier specs and visuals on their handheld device.

Along with the micro-OLED-equipped new Lenovo Legion Glasses and new Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones, the debut of the Lenovo Legion Go is a marked expansion of the Lenovo Legion ecosystem of gaming devices, monitors, accessories, software, and services that empower gamers to immerse themselves in their games.

  • The new Lenovo Legion Go brings Windows PC gaming power to a handheld mobile form factor, powered by AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Series processors that bring games to life on its 8.8-inch Lenovo PureSight Gaming Display.
  • For gamers who want to take their Lenovo Legion Go portable gaming experience to the next level, the new Lenovo Legion Glasses leverage micro-OLED technology to provide a large screen viewing experience that fits in the pocket.
  • For a truly immersive gaming experience, the new Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones offer hi-res 7.1 surround sound audio with a multifunction inline controller.

Jun Ouyang, Lenovo’s vice president and general manager of the Consumer Business Segment, Intelligent Devices Group:
“We are so proud that Lenovo Legion has become a go-to brand for gamers around the world, through the success and popularity of our laptops, tower PCs, monitors, and accessories. As we scan the gaming landscape, we see that gamers are a versatile and varied group, and Lenovo Legion likewise endeavors to provide gamers with solutions that suit them,”. “With this in mind, we began designing the Lenovo Legion Go over two years ago in order to empower gamers around the world to game their way. With the introduction of the Lenovo Legion Go, we are excited to expand our Lenovo Legion gaming ecosystem with a device that allows gamers to—literally—game on the go.”

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The Lenovo Legion Go: PC Gaming Power in the Palm of the Hand

Known for delivering technical innovation that brings flexibility and freedom of choice to its gaming fans worldwide, Lenovo is adding Legion Go as the latest entry to its gaming ecosystem of PCs, accessories, software, and services – empowering users to game their way. Featuring up to an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor with AMD RNDA™ Graphics and smart power management technology, the Lenovo Legion Go runs Windows 11 and delivers a potent combo of console-rivalling graphics performance that brings games to life on its massive 8.8-inch QHD+ 16:10 Lenovo PureSight gaming display, giving gamers more immersive screen real estate.

Capable of up to 500nits brightness and sporting a 97% DCI-P3 color gamut, the display is also adjustable to playstyle and situation, supporting resolutions from 1600p to 800p as well as 144Hz and 60Hz refresh rates. The 10-point touch screen enables natural and intuitive control, be it scrolling, tapping, or swiping.

The Legion Go features up to 16GB LPDDR5X (7500Mhz) RAM with power management flexibility that delivers optimal gaming performance and faster loading times depending on the scenario, as well as an up to 1TB PCIe Gen4 SSD and micro-SD slot supporting up to 2TB of extra storage.

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Legion Go’s Battery and Cooling Solution

All this gaming power itself needs some serious power to run, and the Lenovo Legion Go has volumes. With a 49.2Wh capacity battery, gaming sessions can go longer without needing to recharge. The Lenovo Legion Go also has support for Super Rapid Charge, allowing the battery to recharge up to 70% in just half an hour. When gaming while plugged in, The Lenovo Legion Go includes a power bypass mode that protects the battery from extra degradation while also eliminating heat normally produced while charging.

Lenovo Legion’s Coldfront thermal technology is, of course, present in the Lenovo Legion Go, featuring a liquid crystal polymer 79-blade fan that keeps the device cool at less than 25dB of fan noise in Quiet Mode when silence is paramount while still allowing the device to reach a full 25W of TGP in Custom Mode when every bit of power is needed to win while preventing thermal throttling during extended gaming sessions.

Lenovo Legion Go’s Legion TrueStrike Controllers

The Lenovo Legion Go’s controllers feature hall effect joysticks that mean no joystick drift and minimal dead zones that maximize responsiveness and accuracy during grueling gaming sessions. Other inputs include an integrated trackpad, a large D-pad, an angled mouse wheel, and a total of 10 mappable shoulder buttons, triggers, and grip buttons.

RGB lighting is present on the power button adorned with the iconic Lenovo Legion ‘O’ that switches colors to indicate the user-selectable fan mode and customizable RGB rings around the joysticks add another layer of flair while also acting as a notification system for controller pairing. Even better, the Lenovo Legion Go’s Legion TrueStrike controllers are detachable to allow for more flexibility in playstyles, as well as enabling FPS mode for impromptu FPS gaming sessions.

FPS mode allows the user to detach the controllers from the Lenovo Legion Go body and use the kickstand at the back to prop it up on a surface. The right detached controller is placed into an included controller base that attaches via magnet, and the optical eye at the bottom of the controller allows for more precise aiming and control necessary during competitive FPS games, akin to using a mouse.

Lenovo Legion Go Ports and Specs

Legion Go Connectivity Options

The Lenovo Legion Go features dual USB Type-C® ports for convenient connectivity, allowing users to dock and charge the device while simultaneously connecting accessories, thanks to plug-and-play features supporting DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0 support. Connectivity extends to Wi-Fi 6E as well as Bluetooth® 5.2 support.

Yet the nexus of what connects the Lenovo Legion Go’s many amazing features together is the all-new Legion Space. Specifically designed for the Lenovo Legion Go, Legion Space allows users to quickly access all their game platforms and stores, view all locally installed games, and even purchase games through the Legion Game Store in collaboration with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with a complimentary 3-month membership that gives access to hundreds of high-quality games bundled with each Lenovo Legion Go, as well as the Gamesplanet store, which offers deep discounts on select games for users with a Lenovo ID.

All supported game launchers can be grouped together in Legion Space so gamers can get right into the action. Legion Space also allows users to quickly adjust settings such as resolution, refresh rate, brightness, and more on the fly.

Lenovo Legion Glasses: Big Screen Gaming Anywhere

For gamers on the go or on the couch, the Lenovo Legion Glasses offer a smarter, private, big-screen solution for gaming and content consumption, whether it’s on the Lenovo Legion Go or any other compatible device, including most Windows, Android™, macOS® devices with full-function USB-C.

lenovo legion glasses

Legion Glasses are an advanced wearable virtual monitor with micro-OLED display technology that delivers high color and contrast range FHD resolution for each eye with a 60Hz refresh rate, emulating the experience and functionality of a large screen that appears behind lenses only the user can see, and delivers high-fidelity audio via built-in speakers.

Smaller screens can mean gamers sacrifice display quality, comfort, and privacy when on the go. Lenovo Legion Glasses enables a portable, private, large-screen viewing experience for Legion Go gamers by offering a plug-and-pay, wearable, high-quality display designed for extended wear and use.

Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones: Private Surround Sound Gaming

Another perfect complement to gamers on the go are the new Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones. With driverless 7.1 surround sound, virtually every team command of enemy approach can be heard in space, triangulated, and acted upon. The 10mm armature drivers pound out tight, punchy bass, as well as balanced mids and highs free from distortion. And when the gaming gets intense, the multifunction inline controller allows for quick adjustments, while the accented RGB strip on the controller adds a touch of class to the earbuds, and the USB-C connector ensures seamless connection with a multitude of devices.

Pricing and Availability

  • The Lenovo Legion Go is expected to be available starting November 2023 starting at $699 USD or  €799 EUR (incl. VAT – EMEA).
  • The Lenovo Legion Glasses are expected to be available in October 2023, starting at €499 EUR (incl. VAT – EMEA).
  • The Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones are expected to be available in October 2023 starting at €49.99 EUR (incl. VAT – EMEA).

First Look At Legion Go by Dave2D

Lenovo Legion Go Handheld Specifaction

Dimensions (L x W x H)Base Module:
(mm): 210mm x 131mm x 20mm
(inches): 8.27″ x 5.15″ x 0.79”Base Module w/ Controllers Attached:
(mm): 299mm x 131mm x 41mm
(inches): 11.8” x 5.15” x 1.61”
WeightControllers Detached:
640g (1.41lbs)Controllers Attached:
854g (1.88lbs)
ColorShadow Black
Display88.8” QHD+ (2560 x 1600) IPS; 16:10 10-point Touch (144Hz / 97% DCI-P3 / 500nits / 83%AAR
Processor8Up to AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme with AMD RDNA Graphics
Memory16GB 7500Mhz LPDDR5X on board
Storage1,8256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 22428
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home
Battery2-cell 49.2WHr
Super Rapid Charge2
Controller battery capacity: 900mah2
Power AdapterUSB Type-C, 65W AC adapter
Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W
Input: 100~240V AC 50/60 universal
– 3.5mm audio combo jack
– 1 x USB Type-C (USB 4.0, DisplayPort™ 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0)
– 1 x microSD card reader 
– 1x USB Type-C (USB 4.0, DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0)
Control and InputGamepad ControlsLegion L/RABXY buttonsD-padL & R hall effect joysticksL & R bumpersL & R analog triggersLegion L & R buttonsView button (L)Menu button (L)Trackpad (R)6 x assignable grip buttons1 x mouse wheel (R)1x mouse sensor (R)2 x controllers release buttonsHaptics: HD haptics
Gyro: 6-Axis IMU
Audio2 x 2W Speakers
Dual-array near-field microphone
Connectivity2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 ax)3
Starting from Bluetooth® 5.2
SoftwareLegion Space
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – Complimentary 3-month membership4,5

Lenovo Legion Glasses Specifications

DisplayMicro OLED
Resolution1920 x 1080 per eye
AudioHigh-fidelity built-in speakers
Device CompatibilityRequires full-functionality USB-C with DP Alt mode
Cable Length1.2m (3.93ft)
In-Box Accessories2 x Adjustable Nose Pads
Carrying Case
Prescription Lens Frame
Anti-slip Adapter
Cleaning Cloth

Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones Specs

AudioSpeaker Size10mm Dynamic & Balanced Armature Receiver
Sensitivity94 ± 3 dBSPL at 1kHz
Frequency Range20 Hz – 40 kHz
Microphone1 Omnidirectional Analog Silicon Mic
Mic Sensitivity-38 ± 1 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Mic Frequency Range50 Hz – 10 Khz
Cable Length150cm
DesignPacked Dimensions24.6mm x 19.7mm x 21.8mm
0.97 in x 0.78 in x 0.86 in
Weight26g (0.06lbs)
Warranty1 Year
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