Lenovo has entered the race for a new type of device – handheld consoles powerful enough to run PC games. The official announcement of Legion Go has not yet come, but now you can admire the official images of the gadget, which promises to become a worthy representative of its class – the renderings were published by the resource Windows report.
Handheld consoles aim to bridge the gap between full-size PC consoles and mobile phones — a difficult task, especially given the fast-growing momentum of game streaming. Devices of this class are represented by three major players: Valve Steam Deck, ASUS ROG Ally and Chinese AYANEO. Judging by the official images, the Lenovo Legion Go console has learned the best from similar devices: it borrowed detachable controllers from the Nintendo Switch, a convenient layout of controls from ASUS ROG Ally and a trackpad from Valve Steam Deck; and everything seems to complement the larger 8-inch screen.
The device gets a mobile AMD Phoenix processor and runs Windows 11. Large ventilation holes on the back indicate high performance – there’s also a kickstand, which comes in handy if the owner wants to remove the side controllers or plug in an extra one. However, the Lenovo Legion Go’s own controls should be sufficient for every need: everything you need is there, right down to the side and rear triggers, the trackpad and the navigation wheel. A USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, volume buttons and a microSD card slot are located on the top and bottom of the device respectively.
The specifications of the Lenovo Legion Go portable console, its cost and release dates are still unknown – you will have to wait for the official announcement.