Have you wished the Nintendo Switch had been far more robust, capable, and costly? You might want to consider the Lenovo Legion Go.
While some of those descriptions may sound negative, Lenovo’s recently launched portable PC for gaming—which is intended to compete with devices like the ASUS ROG and Steam Deck—fits the bill. The Legion Go can pique your interest while we wait for what may be another moment for the S2, thanks to its enormous, detachable controllers, silky smooth screen, and enough power to run AAA, indie, and ancient games. It’s not cheap by game console standards, beginning at approx $700 for the 511GB variant (there’s also an essentially similar 1TB version for $749). But the Legion Go might be a great option for you if you wish to start with PC gaming without having to buy a much more costly desktop or laptop.
More About Legion Go’s Performance
To get down to the point, this device is excellent at managing a variety of games. It has the same GPU seen in the more expensive ROG Ally set. The Legion Go is also somewhat more potent as compared to Steam Deck, as the ROG Ally is well known to be.
I was really satisfied with Legion Go’s performance after playing a ton of various games, be it old or new. Below is a summary of my testing experience:
- The remastered version of Burnout ParadiseYakuza: Like a Dragon: On high, about 30 frames per second
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection: When set to “Performance,” a steady 60 frames per second
- Halo Infinite: Low settings consistently yield 60 frames per second
Naturally, no PC game ever functions flawlessly without some prior setting, and Legion Go was no exception. The maximum 2560×1600 resolution is the default option for the device.