One of the big questions with any handheld PC is how much battery life will it have. While we don’t know the exact measurements just yet, Lenovo has given details about what we can expect from the Lenovo Legion Go battery.
Revealed in the Lenovo Legion Go product document, available to download here, and spotted by the Lenovo Legion Go Twitter/X account, the Lenovo Legion Go features a Li-Polymer 49.2 watt hour battery that comes equipped with Super Rapid Charge.
That last part essentially means it’s been designed to accommodate fast charging with a 65-watt or above charger. Lenovo also states the device can be charged from empty to full in 80 minutes. In terms of charging times, the Lenovo Legion Go is on par with the likes of the Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally. Not bad, eh?
Check out the full timings below.
- 10-minute charge: 0 to 30 percent capacity.
- 30-minute charge: 0 to 70 percent capacity.
- 80-minute charge: 0 to 100 percent capacity.
What else did we learn from the document? The Mobile Mark 25 score – a result given to devices when using work-based software like MS Office – comes in at 7.1 hours, which is pretty good. That’s not quite a full eight-hour workday, but it’s close enough. As someone who’s literally writing this article on a Steam Deck, that’s something I could get behind.
If you’re a fan of chilling to YouTube videos, the Lenovo Legion Go can manage 1080p playback at 150 nits (the max brightness is 500 nits) and will net you 7.55 hours of usage before needing to charge.
As for the detachable Switch-like controllers, Lenovo promises up to 11 hours of usage. That’s quite impressive. I have a love/hare relationship with PS5 Dualsense, which only manages a pitiful six hours of playtime before I have to plug the charger in.
For those familiar with the Lenovo Legion Go, it’s the latest entry into the PC handheld market. Where the Legion Go differs from other handhelds is the introduction of a gigantic 8.8-inch screen. Too big? Or big enough that you could use it like a laptop? I’m intrigued, that’s for sure.
The device also includes the aforementioned Switch-style detachable controllers, meaning you can set the Legion Go up as a tabletop device. To learn more about the Lenovo Legion Go ahead of the October 31 release date, check out my previous article where I break down all the features you need to know.