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Lenovo Finally Unveils the Legion Go Handheld with Joy-Con-Inspired Controllers

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Since the Nintendo Switch (and now, more recently, the Steam Deck) set the tone for what’s to come in the handheld gaming scene, it’s been hard for competitors to escape from its shadow. While the tech inside the Switch isn’t that impressive and overdue for an update, the unique design (and Nintendo’s incredible first-party games) has captured the hearts of gamers worldwide. Murmurings of a Lenovo handheld with detachable controllers have been circulating the internet for the last few months, and now it’s finally here as the Lenovo Legion Go, a handheld gaming device running on Windows. 

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This Switch-inspired handheld features an 8.8″ QHD+ 16:10 display with 1600p resolution and a refresh rate of up to 144Hz. While this is an impressive handheld already and will be nice to use with Game Pass (as the device runs on Windows), the detachable Joy-Con-esque controllers are stealing the show for a lot of people. You have AMD’s Ryzen Z1 Series processor and AMD RDNA 3 graphics inside that should provide some solid graphics, and it’s equipped with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. The device also includes a 49.2Wh battery with fast charging capabilities for playing on the go. 

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Alongside the Legion Go, Lenovo is also releasing the Legion Glasses, a pair of micro-led wearable displays (so not technically AR glasses) that you can plug into the handheld for more immersion. They also work with Windows and iOS, so you can have a virtual display for more of your favorite games. 

For EMEA, The Lenovo Legion Go is officially coming out this November for €799 (~$860). There’s no official word on a release date/price in the States yet, but outlets that were given review copies were told that it’s expected to come out this October for $699. You can sign up for more information and updates through Lenovo’s website.