According to recent leaks, Lenovo is set to reveal their new handheld gaming PC, the Legion Go, at the IFA 2023 trade show in Berlin. The device is expected to ship in October with a price tag of $799. The Legion Go features AMD's Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip, similar to the Asus ROG Ally and GPD Win 4. With a 3.3 GHz base clock, a 5.1 GHz boost clock, eight cores, and 12 RDNA 3 CUs, the APU is designed specifically for gaming.
One of the standout features of the Legion Go is its 8.8-inch QHD IPS screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. This is a significant improvement over competing systems like the ROG Ally, which offers a 1080p screen. However, some may question the value of higher resolutions on such a small display, as it can impact frame rates and battery life.
The Legion Go also boasts 7500 Mhz LPDDR5X RAM, which is faster than the memory found in other handheld gaming PCs. It offers up to 1TB of internal storage, making it roomier than the options from Valve and Asus, but less than GPD's 4TB maximum.
Additionally, Lenovo has introduced a pair of Micro OLED AR glasses priced at $499. These glasses simulate a virtual 1080p 60Hz screen and can receive a signal from any USB-C device. The Legion Go features two USB-C USB ports with USB 4.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and Power Delivery 3.0.
One of the unique aspects of the Legion Go is its Nintendo Switch-like form factor with detachable split controllers. Apart from gaming, the separated screen or AR glasses could also serve as a portable panel for streaming 1080p media, with the controller acting as a remote.
The device will come pre-installed with Windows 11 and will include three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. However, modders have recently released a customizable cloned version of the Steam Deck's Linux-based OS that can be used on other PCs, including handhelds.
Overall, the Lenovo Legion Go handheld gaming PC offers impressive specifications and features that set it apart from its competitors in terms of screen quality, RAM speed, and form factor.
– Windows Report