Lenovo Legion Go 1

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Lenovo is gearing up to give Valve and ASUS a run for their money with its forthcoming gaming handheld, the Legion Go, set to debut at IFA 2023. Touted as potentially the most formidable console to date, it promises a suite of features and specs that outshine its rivals, albeit at a cost that reflects its high-end capabilities.

Legion Go vs Steam Deck vs ROG Ally Specification

Lenovo Legion GoROG Ally (2023)Steam Deck
OSWindows 11 HomeWindows 11 HomeSteamOS
ProcessorUpto:
AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor
CPU: “Zen4” architecture with 4nm process, 8-core / 16-threads, 24 MB total cache, up to 5.10 GHz boost
GPU: AMD Radeon™ Graphics (AMD RDNA™ 3, 12 CUs, up to 2.7 GHz, up to 8.6 Teraflops)
TDP: 9-30W
Upto:
AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor
CPU: “Zen4” architecture with 4nm process, 8-core / 16-threads, 24 MB total cache, up to 5.10 GHz boost
GPU: AMD Radeon™ Graphics (AMD RDNA™ 3, 12 CUs, up to 2.7 GHz, up to 8.6 Teraflops)
TDP: 9-30W

AMD APU
CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32)
GPU: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32)
APU power: 4-15W
Display8.8” QHD+ (2560 x 1600)
IPS
16:10
10-point Touch
144Hz
97% DCI-P3
500nits
83%AAR
7-inch
FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
IPS-level
glossy display
sRGB:100%
Gorilla® Glass DXC
Gorilla® Glass Victus™
Touch Screen (10-point multi-touch)
Refresh Rate:120Hz
Response Time:7ms
Brightness:500nits
AMD FreeSync™Premium
7-inch
1280 x 800px (16:10 aspect ratio)
Optically bonded IPS LCD for enhanced readability
Touch Screen
Refresh Rate:600Hz
Brightness:400nits
Memory 16GB 7500Mhz LPDDR5X on board16GB LPDDR5 on board (6400MT/s dual channel)
16 GB LPDDR5 on-board RAM (5500 MT/s quad 32-bit channels)
Storage256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2242512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™M.2 SSD (2230)
64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1)
256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4 or PCIe Gen 3 x2*)
512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4 or PCIe Gen 3 x2*)
I/O Ports3.5mm audio combo jack
1x USB Type-C (USB 4.0, DisplayPort™ 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0)
1 x microSD card reader
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen2, support DisplayPort™1.4)
1x card reader (microSD) (UHS-II)
3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack
USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode support; up to 8K @60Hz or 4K @120Hz, USB 3.2 Gen 2
UHS-I supports SD, SDXC and SDHC
Control and InputMulti-finger touchpad
Legion L/RABXY buttonsD-pad
L & R hall effect joysticks
L & R bumpers
L & R analog triggers
Legion L & R buttons
View button (L)
Menu button (L)
Trackpad (R)
6 x assignable grip buttons
1 x mouse wheel (R)
1x mouse sensor (R)
2 x controllers release buttons Haptics:
HD haptics Gyro: 6-Axis IMU
Gamepad controls:
A B X Y buttons
D-pad
L & R Hall Effect analog triggers
L & R bumpers
View button
Menu button
Command Center button
Armoury Crate button
2 x assignable grip buttons
Thumbsticks: 2 x full-size analog sticks
Haptics: HD haptics
Gyro: 6-Axis IMU

A B X Y buttons
D-pad
L & R analog triggers
L & R bumpers
View & Menu buttons
4 x assignable grip buttons

2 x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch

HD haptics

2 x 32.5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback
55% better latency compared to Steam Controller
Pressure-sensitivity for configurable click strength

2 x 32.5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback
55% better latency compared to Steam Controller
Pressure-sensitivity for configurable click strength
Audio 2 x 2W SpeakersDual-array near-field microphoneAI noise-canceling technology
Dolby Atmos
Hi-Res certification
Built-in array microphone
2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology

Stereo with embedded DSP for an immersive listening experience
Dual microphone array
3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack
Multichannel audio via DisplayPort over USB-C, standard USB-C, or Bluetooth 5.0
Network and Communication2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 ax)
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Triple band) 2*2 + Bluetooth 5.2 (*BT version may change with OS version different.)Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0 (support for controllers, accessories and audio)
Wi-Fi
Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Battery 2-cell 49.2WHr Super Rapid Charge Controller battery capacity: 900mah40WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
40Whr battery. 2 – 8 hours of gameplay
Power SupplyUSB Type-C, 65W AC adapter Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W Input: 100~240V AC 50/60 universalTYPE-C, 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
45W USB Type-C PD3.0 power supply
WeightControllers Detached: 640g (1.41lbs)
Controllers Attached: 854g (1.88lbs)
608g (1.34 lbs) 669 grams
Dimensions (W x D x H)210mm x 131mm x 20mm 280 x 111 x 21.2mm
298mm x 117mm x 49mm
Price€799/$799£699£349 / £459 / £569

Legion Go vs Steam Deck vs ROG Ally

The Legion Go is set to feature a beefy 16GB of 7500MHz LPDDR5X RAM, alongside storage options ranging from 256GB to a whopping 1TB. Lenovo has its sights set on outclassing competitors like the Steam Deck and ROG Ally. The RAM speed outstrips both of these rivals, and the maximum storage offering also doubles what they provide.

The AMD Ryzen Z1 is the same chipset that is used on the ROG Ally, and presumably, there will be two variants one with the standard 6-core CPU with a 4CU RDNA GPU capable of 2.8 Teraflops and the Z1 Extreme Processor with 8-core / 16-threads, 24 MB total cache, up to 5.10 GHz boost and AMD Radeon GPU with RDNA 3 12 CUs up to 2.7 GHz, up to 8.6 Teraflops.

The device has a rather extravagant 8.8-inch QHD+ display, and many gamers believe anything beyond a 1080p resolution at this screen size is unnecessary.

Instead, factors like refresh rate and battery longevity tend to hold more weight. On the refresh rate front, the Legion Go holds its own with a 144Hz screen, which is right in line with expectations.

But when it comes to the battery, its 49.2WHr capacity is only incrementally larger than that of its competitors—likely a compromise dictated by the device’s overall dimensions.

The Legion Go will also feature a 65W Super Rapid Charge, which matches the charge speed of the ROG Ally.

The Legion Go then has Nintendo Switch-style detachable controllers, and you will be able to prop up the display with a built-in kickstand.

Pricing & Availability

The Legion Go will be available in October at the price of €799/$799.

The ROG Ally(2023) is available for £699, and the Steam Deck is available for £349 with basic eMMC storage or £459 for NVMe storage.

Source: Windowsreport

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