Lenovo has finally lifted the lid on its heavily-leaked foray into the world of handheld PC gaming with the Lenovo Legion Go, a portable powerhouse not unlike the recently-released ASUS ROG Ally or other competitors like the Steam Deck, Ayaneo, etc but with the pretty significant point-of-difference that it has Nintendo Switch-style detachable motion controllers as well as a big, beautiful display and some serious power under the hood.
The Legion Go pairs a massive 8.8-inch QHD+ 16:10 Lenovo PureSight display with up to an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor and AMD RNDA Graphics for cutting-edge gaming on the go, and the detachable Legion TrueStrike controllers sport drift-free hall effect joysticks as well as an integrated trackpad, large D-pad, an angled mouse wheel and a total of 10 mappable shoulder buttons, triggers, and grip buttons. Oddly enough, they can also be used in what’s called “FPS Mode” in which the right controller sits inside a tracking base and can be moved around on a desk like a mouse…
The Legion Go will feature special Legion Space software that heavily integrates Xbox Game Pass Ultimate but can also organise your other PC game launchers and give easy access to settings and other features.
You’ll even be able to pair the Legion Go with Lenovo’s new AR Legion Glasses so that you can sit in bed and play your PC games on a virtual screen via a handheld device, which sounds and looks ridiculous but could actually be quite novel and convenient.
When Does The Lenovo Legion Go Release In Australia?
The Lenovo Legion Go is expected to launch in October. An exact date hasn’t been communicated but we’ll update with more info as it comes.
How Much Will The Lenovo Legion Go Cost In Australia?
The price of the Lenovo Legion Go is expected to start at $1399 AUD, which is presumably for the 256GB storage model and may not feature the top-tier AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor. We’ll update when we know a bit more about the full slate of models and pricing.
Is The Lenovo Legion Go Better Than The ASUS ROG Ally?
It depends on your needs! On paper the Legion Go is superior in some aspects, like its faster RAM and higher-capacity battery, the latter of which may not prove to add extra playtime given it’s powering a bigger, fancier display. The detachable controllers obviously introduce more use cases, and they feature hall-effect joysticks which means they should never suffer from stick drift. Some might appreciate the form factor and price of the ROG Ally more than the added features of the Legion Go, so both are viable options.
What Are The Full Lenovo Legion Go Specifications?
Dimensions (L x W x H) Base Module: (mm): 210mm x 131mm x 20mm / Base Module with Controllers Attached: (mm): 299mm x 131mm x 41mm Weight Controllers Detached: 640g / Controllers Attached: 854g Colour Shadow Black Display 8.8” QHD+ (2560 x 1600) IPS; 16:10 10-point Touch (144Hz) / 97% DCI-P3 / 500nits / 83%AAR Touchpad Multi-finger Processor Up to AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme with AMD RDNA Graphics Memory 16GB 7500Mhz LPDDR5X on board Storage 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 22428 Operating System Windows 11 Home Battery 2-cell 49.2WHr / Super Rapid Charge / Controller battery capacity: 900mah2 Power Adapter USB Type-C, 65W AC adapter / Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W / Input: 100~240V AC 50/60 universal PortsTop 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 Ports Bottom 1x USB Type-C (USB 4.0, DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0) Haptics HD haptics Gyro 6-Axis IMU Audio 2 x 2W Speakers / Dual-array near-field microphone Connectivity – 2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 ax) / Starting from Bluetooth® 5.2 Software Legion Space / Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Complimentary 3-month membership