Lenovo’s working on an Windows Gaming Handheld called the “Legion Go”

Lenovo's working on an Windows Gaming Handheld called the

Lenovo’s planning to create an ROG Ally competitor called the Legion Go

The market for PC Gaming handhelds is expected to grow, with Lenovo reportedly creating a new system called the “Legion Go”, a Windows powered gaming device that will compete with Valve’s Steam Deck and ASUS’ ROG Ally. 

Like most other new Windows Gaming Handhelds, Lenovo’s Legion Go is reportedly utilises an AMD Phoenix processor and features an 8-inch screen, making Lenovo’s device larger than ASUS’ ROG Ally. Like the ROG Ally, the Lenovo Go will use Microsoft’s Windows 11 OS, placing more pressure on Microsoft to update their OS to be more handheld-friendly. 

Previously, Lenovo has worked on an Android based gaming handheld called the Legion Play, a device that now may never become widely available. The Legion Play was designed primarily for game streaming, a concept that has not been adopted by as many gamers as expected. With Lenovo working on a Windows-based gaming handheld, it is probable that the company are abandoning their Legion Play efforts. Simply put, a Windows based handheld is more versatile than a streaming-only device, as it gives users the option to stream games and to play them natively on their device.

Lenovo's working on an Windows Gaming Handheld called the

(Lenovo’s unreleased Legion Play device)

With the Legion Go reportedly featuring a larger 8-inch screen, fewer games will suffer from poor text legibility or UI issues due to the device’s larger sceen size. Additionally, this larger screen should make the device larger, which could allow Lenovo’s Legion Go to support larger M.2 SSDs or additional expansion options. 

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