Lenovo’s Legion Go, a Windows mobile gaming market rival, is now available. An 8.8-inch LCD with QHD+ (1,600 x 2,560px) resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate is included in this gaming powerhouse. The touchscreen display has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. It can adjust the refresh rate to 60Hz for improved power saving and supports a range of resolutions from 1600p to 800p.
Lenovo equipped the Legion Go with removable Legion TrueStrike controllers and a kickstand, taking design cues from the Nintendo Switch. The controllers include 10 re-mappable shoulder triggers, a touchpad, Hall effect joysticks, and a scroll wheel, among other buttons.
Lenovo used AMD’s Ryzen Z1 family chipsets, which are configurable all the way up to a Z1 Extreme. RDNA 3 graphics provides coverage for the GPU side. Legion Go comes has a microSD card slot that enables up to 2TB of additional storage and may be configured with up to a 1TB PCIe Gen4 SSD (M.2 2242 size). Each device has 16GB of 7,500 MHz LPDDR5x RAM.
The cooling is taken care of by a separate thermal cooling system that uses a liquid polymer blade fan that can operate in Custom Mode at 25W of TGP and maxes out at 25dB. Two USB-Type C ports (USB 4.0, DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0), a microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm audio connector are included in the I/O department.
Legion Go has a two-cell, 49.2Wh battery that enables rapid charging and promises to charge from 0% to 70% in 30 minutes. When gaming while plugged in, Legion Go also offers power bypass mode, which helps the battery last longer. It comes with a 65W PD charger from Lenovo.