Lenovo launches Steam Deck rival and ASUS ROG Ally

2023-09-01 15:35:00

The Legion Go was officially announced today (1) during IFA 2023. It is a portable PC designed for gaming with Windows 11 created by Lenovo. The last in this gaming device category was the ROG Ally from Asus, which was announced in the first half of 2023. See below for all the details about this new release from Lenovo made for the computer gaming market.

Lenovo Legion Go has impressive specs

Legion Go is finally officially announced by Lenovo during IFA 2023. Source: Engadget

The Legion Go comes with an 8.8″ IPS LCD screen, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate and 500 nits maximum brightness. Its downside is volume compared to ROG Ally, but it’s similar to Steam Deck Its front buttons are similar to those on the Xbox controller and on the back there are asymmetrical triggers that add up to a total of 4, in addition to a scroll wheel.

As already stated in previous leaks, Lenovo’s portable gaming PC was inspired by the Nintendo Switch and it is possible to remove the side controls. Nonetheless, According to the Engadget websiteremoving them from the main body of the Legion Go is not as easy as on the Nintendo Switch, requiring you to press a button on the back to then perform a tilt and slide movement at the same time.

Thanks to two USB 4 ports, the Legion Go allows the user to connect peripherals such as a mouse and keyboard, transforming the portable computer into a desktop. Alternatively, you can also use a small trackpad on the right side of the device.

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Lenovo Legion Go. Fonte: Engadget

An interesting feature implemented by Lenovo called “FPS Switch” allows the right controller to be attached to a holder to obtain a “vertical mouse” to slide on the table when playing “first person shooter” (FPS) titles, better known as “games shot”.

Right control of Lenovo Legion Go docked in the support to use it as a vertical mouse. Source: Engadget

In terms of specs, the Lenovo Legion Go features an AMD Z1 Extreme chipset, 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage and a 49.2 WHr battery.

Release and availability

The Lenovo Legion Go portable gaming PC will start at $699 and will be released in October 2023. Unfortunately, an exact date for its launch has not been mentioned.

Lenovo Legion Go. Fonte: Engadget

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