The Lenovo Legion Go will be the best handheld for first-person shooters
This week, Lenovo officially revealed the Legion Go, its handheld gaming PC, and wow is this going to be one of the best handhelds on the market when it launches. First of all, it’s packed with features. A high-performance CPU and GPU option, three different storage configurations, a large 8.8-inch display with a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and up to a 144Hz refresh rate. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Where it really gets cool is with the ‘FPS mode.’ This is a special dedicated mode you can enable when you want to play first-person shooter titles. Like Overwatch, Destiny 2, Valorant, Counter Strike 2 and more. And this is what sets it apart. Lenovo designed the Legion Go to have detachable controllers. And when you detach them, you can pop out the Legion Go’s kickstand and prop up the handheld.
Now, you can play games like this and go no further. But if you’re playing a first-person shooter, you can flip a switch on the bottom of the right controller that says “FPS” and this will turn on ‘FPS mode.’ But there’s one more cool feature to this.
The Legion Go comes with a tiny base you can slot the right controller into. This turns the right controller into a sort of vertical mouse for higher precision aiming. And this is all thanks to the optical eye on the bottom next to that toggle. The left controller meanwhile continues to be for your movement. The whole thing is a game changer. And if you’re a fan of first-person shooters, this is absolutely the handheld for you.
Lenovo promises extended gaming sessions without frequent recharges
One of the biggest issues with handheld PC gaming is battery life. Lenovo is promising that players will have less of an issue with this thanks to its 49.2Whr battery capacity. What’s more, you’ll be able to get extended play without compromising too much on performance or visuals, and if you do need to juice it back up, the Legion Go supports a Super Rapid Charge Express feature. So it charges the battery up lightning fast. Specifically, up to 70% in just an hour.
It also features thermal throttling and a power bypass mode that lessens battery degradation while it’s plugged in. Plus, the Legion Go’s multiple modes of play make this a pretty versatile little PC. You’re going to want one. And so will we. And that’s precisely why we gave the Lenovo Legion Go the Best of IFA 2023 award this year. Lenovo earned it.