Introducing Lenovo Legion Go handheld gaming console on Ryzen Z1

Introducing Lenovo Legion Go handheld gaming console on Ryzen Z1 Extreme and 8.8" QHD+ screen

Lenovo has introduced its first handheld game console Legion Go – It runs on an AMD Ryzen Z1 processor, has up to 16 GB of RAM and an integrated drive with a capacity of up to 1 TB. Along with her, the company announced Lenovo Legion Glasses, which connect via a USB Type-C connector and display an image on two displays, each with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels; and Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones – headphones with surround sound emulation.

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The Lenovo Legion Go gaming console will appear in at least two versions, but with the official announcement the company only spoke at length about the flagship – it runs on the older mobile AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip on the Zen 4 architecture and the RDNA 3- Graphics subsystem and is controlled by Windows 11. RAM LPDDR5X (7500MHz) is 16GB. The image is displayed on the 8.8-inch Lenovo PureSight IPS display with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels (QHD+), an aspect ratio of 16:10, a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a touch panel with up to ten touch points. The screen brightness is up to 500 cd/m² and covers 97% of the DCI-P3 color space.

A PCIe 4.0 solid state drive with a capacity of up to 1 TB is installed on board the device – the storage space can be expanded up to 2 TB with a microSD memory card. A 49.2 Wh battery is responsible for the power supply – with the Super Rapid Charge technology you can charge it up to 70% in just half an hour. When the Lenovo Legion Go is plugged in while gaming, it activates direct power mode, which protects the battery from further degradation and also avoids the heat that traditionally accompanies charging. The console is equipped with Lenovo’s Coldfront cooling system, which includes a 79-blade fan that generates no more than 25 dB of noise and whose TGP does not exceed 25 watts.

The Lenovo Legion Go comes with a pair of detachable Lenovo Legion TrueStrike controllers with Hall sensor-based joysticks for drift-free operation and minimal dead zones. They feature an integrated trackpad, large D-Pad, angled scroll wheel, and ten customizable side and rear buttons and triggers. On the power button and around the joysticks there is an RGB backlight: in the first case it is an indicator of the fan mode, in the second it signals the connection of controllers. When launching games of the FPS genre, controllers can be turned off: the display can be installed on an integrated stand, and shooting accuracy can be increased through the optical eye on the bottom of the right controller – it also has a full base to play on a horizontal surface.

There are two USB Type-C ports on board the console, which allow you to connect peripherals while charging – DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0 standards are supported. From wireless interfaces – Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. It is worth noting that the console turned out to be quite massive: 854 g with controllers and 640 g without. For comparison, the Valve Steam Deck weighs 669g and the ASUS ROG Ally weighs 608g.

Launched with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (3-month subscription with device purchase) and Gamesplanet (owner discounts), games can now be purchased from the Legion Game Store for quick access to games from multiple stores. portable console with Lenovo ID). Games are launched from Legion Space, where you can quickly adjust settings like resolution, screen refresh rate, brightness, and more.

In addition to the top-of-the-line Lenovo Legion Go, the company may also release a lower-end model, a company representative told Tom’s Hardware. The cost and release date have not yet been determined, but what is known is that it will get the basic version of the AMD Ryzen Z1 chip, less RAM, smaller integrated storage, as well as a lower resolution display – 800p instead of 1600p , and the refresh rate is 60 Hz .

A unique complement to the Lenovo Legion Go are the Lenovo Legion Goggles, which feature a pair of Micro-OLED displays – each with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60Hz; There are trays for installing diopter lenses. The glasses are connected via the USB type C interface – in addition to Windows, they are also supported by Android and macOS.

The manufacturer also offered Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones. As the name suggests, they feature RGB lighting and emulate surround sound. Lenovo states that the 10 mm drivers ensure “energetic” bass, “balanced” mids and distortion-free highs – the connection is also via USB Type-C.

The Lenovo Legion Go games console will be available in November from 799 euros; Lenovo Legion Glasses will be available from October for €499; The Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming In-Ear Headphones are also available in October for €49.99

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