18 April 2024
Games Technology

One other Steam Deck Competitor Would possibly Be Round The Nook

A leaked image of a possible Lenovo device shows a portable computer with detachable controllers.

Picture: Lenovo / Home windows Central

If the Steam Deck or ROG Ally have caught your consideration however you mentioned “I’d like one thing extra Nintendo Change-ish,” first I’d inform you to not say the phrase “Change-ish.” Then I’d inform you a couple of doable new Steam Deck competitor from Lenovo referred to as the Legion Go. Moveable just like the Deck and Ally, it looks as if it can additionally characteristic Change-ish (rattling it) detachable controls and a built-in kickstand.

Valve’s Steam Deck impressed us all with a mini-PC type issue related to one of many largest PC gaming storefronts on the market: Steam. Selecting to run a Linux working system referred to as SteamOS, nonetheless, the Deck has been considerably restricted in what video games it could actually run, relying as a substitute on a formidable although restricted compatibility layer to translate Home windows video games. Whereas greater than sufficient video games run on Valve’s {hardware}, many a gamer has desired a completely functioning Home windows system which might have entry to titles the Deck can’t run (or no less than run simply), like Future 2 or Diablo IV. Asus has made a formidable and largely profitable try to take action with its ROG Ally, but it surely seems to be prefer it received’t be the one PC producer to ship a transportable resolution for PC avid gamers.

First reported by Windows Central final month, particulars in regards to the “Legion Go” indicated that Lenovo’s system would make the most of AMD’s Phoenix processor to push pixels to an 8-inch show whereas operating Home windows 11—that’s an entire inch bigger than the Change, Deck, and Ally. Go forward and make your jokes now, you deviants.

A portable gaming device sits against a white background.

Picture: Lenovo / Home windows Central

Different particulars like pricing and a possible launch timeframe aren’t recognized in the intervening time. However shortly after Home windows Central’s first report on the doable system, some pictures leaked and, it might appear, the system will characteristic two removable JoyCon-ish controllers with a kickstand to prop the display up.

The rear of a portable gaming device shows off a wide kickstand.

Picture: Lenovo / Home windows Central

It’s a reasonably neat lookin’ system, proper? It wouldn’t be the primary time we’ve seen PC {hardware} goal for a Change-like type issue. Again in 2020, Alienware showed off “Concept UFO,” a conceptual transportable gaming system with removable JoyCon-like controllers.

Kotaku has reached out to Lenovo for remark.