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Lenovo Legion Go price: $699 starting in October – everything you need to know
The Lenovo Legion Go price has officially been announced and it's set to provide stiff competition to the Steam Deck and Asus ROG Ally
The Lenovo Legion Go price is $699, and we already had hands-on time with the new and impressive PC gaming handheld. It’s not due out until October, but a month in advance we can already see the value when it comes to the Asus ROG Ally vs Steam Deck.
Why the hype? Well, the official Lenovo Legion Go specs offer something you can’t get on the growing list of gaming handhelds, including Steam Deck, Asus ROG Ally, and of course, the Nintendo Switch OLED. All of those have 7-inch screens, and Lenovo is offering an 8.8-inch display at 144Hz as well as detachable controllers.
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At IFA 2023, the Legion Go is making a big splash, with the cutting-edge AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, a high-refresh screen, and optional glasses to make your gaming sessions even more comfortable.
Lenovo Legion Go price
The Lenovo Legion Go price out to compete with the Steam Deck and Asus ROG Ally on price, which it nails with a $699 price tag. Earlier, sources like Windows Report had pegged it at being $100 more expensive than the Asus ROG Ally, but that report was untrue in the end. However, you will probably have to spend that much to get the 512GB version that’s on par with the Asus ROG Ally’s single configuration.
That’ll be an incredible value, as it promises to outperform the Asus ROG Ally when it comes to hardware, which we’ll expand on. In fact, it could be the most powerful gaming handheld to hit the market to date (pending our full Lenovo Legion Go review to come next month).
Lenovo Legion Go release date
The Lenovo Legion Go release date will be in October 2023. By releasing the PC handheld before Black Friday 2023 and Amazon Prime Day October this sets up consumers with another potentially must-have device for the holiday season.
The actual pre-order date has yet to be announced, but I suspect that we’ll find it goes on sale right at an October launch event. Considering the Google Pixel 8 launch date is October 4, Lenovo can scratch that option from their calendar.
Lenovo Legion Go specs
The leaked Lenovo Legion Go specs are certainly impressive. The handheld will comfortably become one of the most cutting-edge gaming handheld systems available, and its high resolution, high refresh screen means the chip inside needs to be powerful to drive everything.
Thankfully, the Lenovo Legion Go will also include a 49.2WHr battery that supports super rapid charge, so when you do run out of juice you won’t have to wait long before you’re back in the game.
If the Lenovo Legion Go specs are indeed true, expect it to be able to play all the best PC games in 2023.
📆 Release date: October 2023
💰 Price: $699
📏 Dimensions (without controllers): 8.27 x 5.15 x 0.79 inches
📏 Dimensions (with controllers): 11.8 x 5.15 x 1.61 inches
🏋️♀️ Weight: 854g with controllers attached (640g without)
🎨 Color: Shadow Black
📺 Display: 8.8-inch screen, QHD+ (2560 x 1600 resolution) IPS, touchscreen, 144Hz refresh rate
💪 Processor: Up to AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
🐏 RAM: 16GB 7500Mhz LPDDR5X on board
🗄️ Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB NVMe M.2
🖥️ Operating system: Windows 11 Home
🔋 Battery: 2-cell 49.2WHr super rapid charge (controller are 900mAh)
🔌 Power: USB Type-C, 65W AC adapter
👉 Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, 2x USB Type-C ports, microSD card reader
🎧 Audio: 2 x 2W Speakers and a dual-array near-field microphone
Connectivity: 2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 ax), Bluetooth 5.2
Lenovo Legion Go features
With an 8.8-inch QHD+ screen, 144Hz refresh rate, and detachable, Switch-like controllers, the Lenovo Legion Go is packed with desirable features for gamers. The handheld will also support Lenovo’s Legion glasses, which promise to take your experience to the next level. The AR glasses use a micro OLED display, with 1920 x 1080 resolution per eye and a 60Hz refresh rate.
The Lenovo Legion glasses will be sold separately and will cost $329. Good news: the glasses work with any USB-C Windows, Android or macOS device as a second screen projected into your line of sight.
Like the Asus ROG Ally, the Lenovo Legion Go will come with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That means you’ll be able to access Xbox Cloud Gaming and enjoy many of the best Xbox games on the move. Again, with the Lenovo Legion Go price at $699, that’s a great value.