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First Windows 11-powered Gaming Handheld Lenovo Legion Go Revealed

Posted on September 6, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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When it comes to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft has pushed extensively for this new, evergrowing platform. Amid integrating mobile devices like smart phones & tablets, the service is extending its reach with dedicated handhelds. Already, many have found the likes of the Logitech G Cloud & Razer Edge 5G to run the service.

Competitors is also chiming in on this. Namely the Steam Deck, players can take PC gaming on the go via their Steam library for select, supported titles. Not to mention the upcoming PlayStation Portal as well which is coming later this November. More and more companies are looking to tackle this niché market with respective devices to cut its own slice of the cake.

In a new reveal at IFC 2023, Lenovo revealed the first Windows 11-powered handheld with the Lenovo Legion Go. 

Lenovo introduced several new additions to Windows 11 gaming, including the Lenovo Legion Go – the company’s first Windows 11 handheld device for gamers – and its top-of-the-line Lenovo Legion 9i laptop. Businesses also got fresh options, including a new glasses-free experience with the ThinkVision 27 3D Monitor that is compatible with real-time eye-tracking.

The Lenovo Legion Go brings the power of Windows 11 to a new mobile form factor, powered by AMD Ryzen  Z1 Extreme or Z1 processors that bring games to life on the 8.8-inch Lenovo PureSight Gaming Display. The 10-point touch screen enables intuitive control for scrolling, tapping, or swiping. Every Legion Go includes a complimentary three-month Game Pass membership that gives players access to hundreds of high-quality games.

“Players will also appreciate the performance and longer gaming sessions that come with up to 16GB LPDDR5X (7500Mhz) RAM and a 49.2Wh capacity battery.This handheld also has support for Super Rapid Charge, which allows the battery to recharge up to 70% in just half an hour. When plugged in, there’s a power bypass mode that protects the battery from extra degradation while eliminating the heat normally produced while charging.”

In terms of the current state of Microsoft’s approach to mobile gaming, the firm views the market as an essential presence for Xbox to succeed. Although there is drive for consoles still, the Xbox firm believes that the truly untapped mobile demographic will deliver results in a post-Activision deal world. You can read the full report by heading here.

Do you plan to get the Lenovo Legion Go?

The Lenovo Legion Go aims to release sometime in October 2023.

Source: Microsoft

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