Taking part in full-featured PC video games within the palm of your hand has lengthy been a dream for PC avid gamers. Sure, there have been costly specialty machines that might do it, or you could possibly strive streaming to a handheld machine by way of a cloud gaming service like GeForce Now, but it surely wasn’t a mainstream, straightforward to make use of resolution.
Then in February 2022, Valve (proprietor of the favored Steam PC gaming storefront) launched the Steam Deck. It was huge, clunky, and restricted in what video games it may run simply, but it surely was a strategy to play most, if not all, Steam video games on a 7-inch display. Gamers rapidly devised methods to play video games from different recreation launchers, like Xbox Sport Go and the Epic Sport Retailer, and the Steam Deck grew to become a cult hit and normally bought out for its first a number of months of existence.
Since then, comparable gadgets have been teased and leaked, and the Asus Ally made a splash by taking the Steam Deck feel and appear, making it sleeker and extra subtle, and working Home windows 11, fairly than Valve’s proprietary SteamOS. It additionally had a nicer display and extra highly effective CPU/GPU combo.
Now it’s Lenovo’s flip, and the brand new Legion Go goes one step additional, combining options from all our favourite handhelds. It has one of many trackpads from the Steam Deck (however not two), it runs Home windows 11, just like the Asus Ally, and it has removable controllers, just like the Nintendo Change. In my temporary hands-on time with the system, it actually felt like a conglomeration of options from a number of totally different gadgets.
I’m personally most excited in regards to the bigger 8-inch 144Hz display with the next 2560×1600 decision – the Steam Deck is simply 1,280×800 and locked to 60Hz.