Lenovo Legion Go review – Surpassed Our Expectations with Stellar Gaming Performance and Unrivaled Display

The Lenovo Legion Go is a gaming handheld that has powerful hardware. This device could give the Nintendo Switch and Valve Steam Deck a run for their money. Oh, wait, we have to include the ASUS ROG Ally (2023) in the list as well because it’s based on the same hardware platform as the Legion machine. The CPU options here are the AMD Ryzen Z1 and the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme. We bought a device with the latter to see how good the cooling is when it has to tame an 8-core CPU alongside the snappy AMD Radeon 780M iGPU.

Legion Go has more tricks up in its sleeve to top the competition. The most noticeable one is the hefty 8.8″ 1600p IPS display. As you can imagine, this panel is notably bigger compared to the 7″ 1080p screen of the ROG Ally (2023). On the other hand, the resolution of the Lenovo creation is too high to play graphically demanding games on decent picture quality. Still, the high ppi values are great for content consumption like watching movies, videos, or just browsing the Web.

The OS here is Windows 11 which definitely gives you more freedom when it comes to buying games from different stores like Steam, GoG, Uplay, etc. This also means that you can use the Legion Go as a standard Windows device. Since you get two USB4 ports, you can attach a wireless mouse and keyboard while charging the device via the other connector. This is a huge advantage compared to the ASUS console, where you have to buy an expensive ASUS XG Mobile external station to connect more peripherals when the AC adapter is plugged in for full power during gaming.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-legion-go/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Lenovo Legion Go - Specs

  • Lenovo Legion Go display
  • Color accuracy  5.2  1.9
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 16GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 49.2Wh
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Glass Fiber
  • Dimensions
  • 298.83 x 131 x 40.7 mm (11.76" x 5.16" x 1.60")
  • Weight
  • 0.85 kg (1.9 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • Card reader
  • microSD (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC)
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.3
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Microphone Array
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


All drivers and utilities for this console can be found here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/legion-series/legion-go-8apu1/downloads/driver-list

What’s in the box?

The device is placed in a sturdy box case that offers good protection. The optional Legion Glasses are fitted in s small box. Inside, you’ll find the fancy glasses alongside adjustable nose pads, a prescription Lens Frame, an anti-slip adapter, and a cleaning cloth.

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