The Lenovo handset comes with an 8.8-inch Quad HD+ display and adjustable controls. There is also a Legion 9i laptop with liquid cooling.
- Lenovo introduces the Legion Go, a portable gaming PC with high-end features and controls that can be enjoyed on the go.
- The Legion 9i is Lenovo’s new gaming laptop, featuring self-cooling, powerful specs, a high-quality display, and RGB lighting for a unique and stand-out design.
- Lenovo is also releasing the ThinkVision 27 3D Monitor, which offers a glasses-free 3D experience and eye-tracking technology for seamless viewing, as well as color reproduction and built-in speakers.
Ahead of this year’s IFA, starting this week from September 1 to 5, Lenovo is announcing new innovations aimed at gamers and developers. Among them is the rumored Legion Go gaming PC, but there is also the world’s first 16-inch liquid laptop, the Lenovo Legion 9i.
Lenovo Legion Go takes mobile gaming to the next level
With several companies now joining the Windows gaming handheld segment, Lenovo has decided to take things to the next level with the Legion Go. This is the most expensive tool in this category, to the point where you could argue that it is too expensive. Wisely, the Lenovo Legion Go comes with an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, designed for this type of device, and is paired with 16GB of LPDDR5x RAM running at 7500MHz. It also includes up to 1TB SSD and supports microSD expansion. It also comes with Lenovo’s Coldfront cooling system to keep things running smoothly, and includes a power bypass to prevent battery drain while gaming while plugged in.
Things get worse when you watch the show. This is a large 8.8-inch display with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and has Quad HD+ (2560×1600) resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, plus 500 nits of lightness. You can switch between different modes, such as 800p resolution (same as Steam Deck) and 60Hz, so you can save power or get a more stable performance for the titles you want. The screen covers 97% of DCI-P3, so colors should look good here.
In terms of controls, the Lenovo Legion Go goes one step further than the handheld competition by offering detachable controllers, meaning you can play without holding a PC in your hand. On top of that, the right controller comes with a basic control system designed for first-person shooters. You can take the controller out of the console and place it on the base, and it uses the viewfinder to provide precise controls for shooting games. The right controller also includes many buttons around to open the game, making it easy.
If all of that isn’t enough, the Legion Go is one of the few handhelds that uses a hall effect controller instead of a potentiometer. Hallway entertainment requires no tools to connect, meaning it won’t break down and should last a long time without a particularly dangerous stick. They also allow you to adjust the settings with filters, because they are very accurate and less prone to reading errors. To go along with the Legion Go, Lenovo also announced the Legion Glasses, a pair of glasses with a small OLED display that offers Full HD visuals at 60Hz, for a large screen display everywhere. Connects via USB-C to any compatible device, with support for Windows, macOS, and Android. These glasses also include built-in speakers for a more immersive experience.
Finally, there is the Lenovo Legion E510 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset. These USB-C headphones use 10mm drivers and feature RGB lighting on the in-line volume control.
The Lenovo Legion Go will launch in October and start at $699, while the Legion glasses will set you back an additional $329. The headphones will cost $49.99.
Lenovo Legion 9i has liquid cooling and Mini LED
Lenovo is also introducing the Legion 9i as its first gaming laptop, replacing the Legion Pro 7i that we reviewed earlier this year. The Legion 9i takes things to the extreme by packing in a water cooling system inside the chassis, The cooling system is developed in collaboration with Cooler Master, and allows the laptop to produce 230W of power while weighing 5.64 pounds, making this. one of the lightest 16-inch laptops around. By comparison, the Legion Pro 7i weighs 6.17 pounds, and even a small laptop like the Alienware x16 can weigh up to 6 pounds.
It’s very impressive considering the specs, which include an Intel Core i9-13980HX processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU. It can also be upgraded up to 64GB of RAM. It also comes with Lenovo’s LA-2 AI chip to help improve performance over time.
It’s not just power. The Lenovo Legion 9i also comes with a 3.2K PureSight Mini-LED display, similar to the 16-inch Slim Pro 9i. That means it has a 3200×2000 resolution and you can go beyond some of the best HDR you’ll find on a laptop, too. The display also has a refresh rate of 165Hz, so it should keep fast gamers happy. It’s also a good display for developers, though, and comes with pre-installed X-Rite software to switch between DCI-P3 and sRGB profiles depending on the user’s needs.
The Lenovo Legion 9i looks unique, too, with lots of RGB lighting all around and a unique “carbon chip pattern” on the lid, so you’ll have to stand with this one. It also comes with a 99.99Whr battery, the biggest you’ll find on any laptop.
The Lenovo Legion 9i is expected to launch in October starting at $4,399.
There’s a 3D monitor, too
Moving the focus to manufacturers, Lenovo also announced the new ThinkVision 27 3D monitor. Like other 3D products we’ve seen recently, the ThinkVision 27 3D Monitor doesn’t require glasses to use 3D, and uses an optical camera to direct stereoscopic images to your eyes and ensure that you get consistent 3D no matter where you are. you move around a bit. Lenovo is also making a push for 3D information with the 3D Explorer software, making it easier to find programs and features that support 3D technology.
Of course, the monitor can also be used in 2D mode, and the color reproduction should be more than 99% covering both DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB. The monitor also has built-in speakers.
The Lenovo ThinkVision 27 3D Monitor is expected to be launched in January 2024 for around $2,999.