Asus’ ROG Ally faces upcoming competition | ENBLE

Asus' ROG Ally faces upcoming competition | ENBLE

Lenovo Working on Handheld Competitor to Asus ROG Ally and Steam Deck

Handheld gaming devices are becoming increasingly popular, and it seems Lenovo doesn’t want to miss out on the action. According to a report from Windows Central, the company is working on a handheld gaming device called the Legion Go, which will compete with the likes of the Asus ROG Ally and Steam Deck.

The Legion Go is said to feature an AMD Phoenix processor and an 8-inch display. While it’s not confirmed if it will use the same AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor as the ROG Ally, the report suggests that it will launch with one of AMD’s Zen 4 mobile processors.

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Although the specific details remain uncertain, there is a good chance that the Legion Go will utilize AMD’s Ryzen 7840U processor. This chip, currently found in devices like the Ayaneo 2S, is essentially the Z1 Extreme with a different name. It boasts eight Zen 4 CPU cores and an adjustable power range from 15 watts to 30 watts, similar to the capabilities of the ROG Ally.

While no official announcements regarding pricing or availability have been made, it seems unlikely that the product will never make it to store shelves, considering the positive reception of handheld devices such as the ROG Ally and Steam Deck. Reports indicate that the ROG Ally has already sold over 500,000 units, while the Steam Deck has reached close to 3 million in sales.

The key question now is when Lenovo will reveal more about the Legion Go and what unique features it will offer to stand out from other Windows-based handhelds. Up until now, devices like the Ayaneo 2S and ROG Ally have struggled with their software. The ROG Ally, for example, feels like a laptop with a controller attached, rather than a dedicated gaming console like the Steam Deck with its proprietary operating system.

The report mentions that the Legion Go will run Windows 11, but there’s a possibility that Lenovo has developed its own utility to enhance the user experience on top of the operating system. This could address one of the main concerns with devices like the ROG Ally – the lack of a cohesive and optimized software ecosystem.

While we eagerly await more information and official announcements from Lenovo, it’s worth checking out our Asus ROG Ally versus Steam Deck comparison to understand how AMD’s Ryzen Z1 Extreme stacks up against Valve’s handheld. This will give us a deeper insight into the potential of the Legion Go and whether it can deliver a superior gaming experience in the handheld market.

In an era of rapidly evolving gaming technology, the Legion Go has the chance to make a significant impact. With Lenovo’s expertise in hardware design and its potential focus on improving the user experience, we can anticipate an exciting addition to the world of handheld gaming devices.