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Lenovo Legion Go gaming handheld review: Good idea, not quite perfectly executed

Detachable: The Lenovo Legion Go is a different kind of detachable. Instead of removing the keyboard, on this device, you simply take off both of its controllers—turning the gaming handheld into a tablet. Its FPS mode is particularly interesting, which transforms the controllers into a mouse and keyboard. Unfortunately, not everything ran smoothly in our test.
Lenovo Legion Go

The AMD Z1 Extreme and the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U have brought a breath of fresh air into the world of gaming-handheld development. What Valve started with its Steam Deck is now running full steam ahead. As a result, the Legion Go is entering a market filled to the brim with strong competition. Even so, Lenovo offers a lot of interesting features which aim to help the gaming handheld stand out from the masses. Thanks to its detachable controllers, the Legion Go can also be used as a tablet. In doing so, an integrated kickstand keeps the device steady. However, the controllers' FPS mode is the real star of the show. FPS stands for first-person shooter. This means that the right controller half becomes a mouse and the keys of a Windows keyboard are mirrored on the left half. Supposedly, this should evoke feelings of desktop gaming. If you don't want to control a game using the two controllers, then you can simply switch to using them like a mouse and keyboard. Additionally, the Legion Go boasts a high-res 144-Hz display.

But in practical use, not everything attempted by the manufacturer works as intended. Many small weaknesses could add up to make one of its competitor devices seem the more attractive choice. We recently tested the Ayaneo Air 1S, the Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme and the OneXPlayer 2 which are also very strong handhelds. The latter also features wireless controllers similar to the Legion Go.

Legion Go 8APU1
Processor
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme 8 x 3.3 - 5.1 GHz, 30 W PL2 / Short Burst, 30 W PL1 / Sustained, Phoenix (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-7500
Display
8.80 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 343 PPI, Capacitive, Legion Go Display, IPS, glossy: yes, 144 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101, 512 GB 
, 512GB, 422 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 41 x 299 x 131 ( = 1.61 x 11.77 x 5.16 in)
Battery
49.2 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Softshell Case, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
845 g ( = 29.81 oz / 1.86 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
800 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.9 %
01/2024
Lenovo Legion Go
Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
845 g41 mm8.80"2560x1600
88.2 %
10/2023
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
R7 7840U, Radeon 780M
443.8 g21 mm5.50"1920x1080
87.5 %
05/2023
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
611 g21.22 mm7.00"1920x1080
84 %
07/2023
One Netbook XPlayer 2
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
864 g23 mm8.40"2560x1600
05/2023
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
R9 7940HS, Radeon 780M
14.00"2560x1600
80.1 %
09/2023
Aokzoe A1
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
735 g21 mm8.00"1920x1200

Case - The Legion Go is clad in black plastic

RGB settings Legion Space
RGB settings Legion Space

The Lenovo Legion Go's 8.8-inch display makes it one of the biggest gaming handhelds on the market. The left and right controller halves can be detached. Both feel nice to hold—on their own and also attached to the tablet. However, it weighs quite a bit in total. At 855 grams, playing games might soon feel like a bit of a workout. If you have a table in front of you, you can thankfully just hold both of the controller halves in your hands, making gaming feel much easier.

Lenovo has included some RGB lighting in its on/off button as well as around the controllers' thumb sticks. Users can adjust the lighting via Legion Space and you can optionally set it to provide information on the device's charging status or other status updates.

The various case components are made from black plastic. Only the screen is protected by a plate of glass. If both controllers are connected properly, nothing appears loose and the device feels as if it has been cast from a single mould. The tablet element itself is stable as well. Using the integrated stand, the device can be held securely at lots of different angles. However, as the kickstand is only made from thin plastic, it can be bent ever so slightly. As a result, we would advise holding it in the middle when folding the stand outward.

Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo Legion Go

The Legion Go weighs about 855 grams, making it considerably heavier than the Asus ROG Ally or the small Ayaneo Air 1S. The tablet itself weighs 641 grams, while the left controller weighs 99 grams, and the right one weighs 115 grams without the FPS ring and 146 grams with the ring included. The scope of delivery includes a soft-shell case and if the handheld is transported within this, it adds another 400 grams to the scales. In total, this means you'll be lugging around 1.3 kg with you—and that doesn't include the power supply.

One thing should be made clear: The Legion Go has the biggest screen with the comparison field. Of course, its detachable controllers also add a certain amount of weight.

Size comparison

298 mm / 11.7 inch 117 mm / 4.61 inch 49 mm / 1.929 inch 669 g1.475 lbs299 mm / 11.8 inch 131 mm / 5.16 inch 41 mm / 1.614 inch 845 g1.863 lbs310 mm / 12.2 inch 127 mm / 5 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 864 g1.905 lbs285 mm / 11.2 inch 125 mm / 4.92 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 735 g1.62 lbs280.44 mm / 11 inch 111.2 mm / 4.38 inch 21.22 mm / 0.835 inch 611 g1.347 lbs224 mm / 8.82 inch 90 mm / 3.54 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 443.8 g0.978 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - Two fully equipped USB-C ports

Two fully equipped USB-C ports and a fast microSD card are standard for most gaming handhelds—with this model being no exception. However, the Legion Go is missing a webcam. Only practical use can show whether the positioning of the individual ports is ideal. We would at least have liked for the SD card reader to be a little more protected. microSD cards would be housed more safely under the kickstand or with an extra covering.

Top: 3.5-mm headset jack; USB Type-C 4.0 (DisplayPort and Power Delivery); microSD card reader
Top: 3.5-mm headset jack; USB Type-C 4.0 (DisplayPort and Power Delivery); microSD card reader
Bottom: USB Type-C 4.0 (DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
Bottom: USB Type-C 4.0 (DisplayPort and Power Delivery)

SD card reader

Our AV Pro V60 microSD offers transfer speeds of up to 280 MB/s. The Legion Go reads our memory card at up to 146 MB/s, which is excellent compared to the comparison devices.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
146.02 MB/s
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
132.4 MB/s -9%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
132 MB/s -10%
Average of class UMPC
  (42 - 184, n=6, last 2 years)
106.5 MB/s -27%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
79.26 MB/s -46%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
51.7 MB/s -65%
Valve Steam Deck 512 GB LCD
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
42 MB/s -71%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
265.8 MB/s +84%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
247.7 MB/s +71%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
196.1 MB/s +36%
Average of class UMPC
  (84.6 - 251, n=4, last 2 years)
168 MB/s +16%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
144.57 MB/s
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
84.62 MB/s -41%

Communication

Lenovo's gaming handheld did really well in our Wi-Fi tests. The high transfer speeds never suffered any major drops.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1648 (1587min - 1746max) MBit/s +6%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1584 (802min - 1625max) MBit/s +1%
Lenovo Legion Go
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1561 (1318min - 1673max) MBit/s
Average of class UMPC
  (867 - 1561, n=5, last 2 years)
1168 MBit/s -25%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (565 - 1584, n=16)
1160 MBit/s -26%
Ayaneo Kun
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
944 (876min - 962max) MBit/s -40%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
867 (134min - 975max) MBit/s -44%
Aokzoe A1
MediaTek RZ608
853 (572min - 969max) MBit/s -45%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1735 (1708min - 1755max) MBit/s +1%
Lenovo Legion Go
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1711 (862min - 1819max) MBit/s
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1597 (1517min - 1621max) MBit/s -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (750 - 1711, n=16)
1271 MBit/s -26%
Average of class UMPC
  (947 - 1711, n=5, last 2 years)
1209 MBit/s -29%
Ayaneo Kun
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
981 (888min - 1075max) MBit/s -43%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
947 (931min - 961max) MBit/s -45%
Aokzoe A1
MediaTek RZ608
820 (680min - 861max) MBit/s -52%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo Legion Go
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1615 (1509min - 1660max) MBit/s
Ayaneo Kun
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1607 (1530min - 1641max) MBit/s 0%
Average of class UMPC
  (975 - 1762, n=5, last 2 years)
1498 MBit/s -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (712 - 1615, n=16)
1337 MBit/s -17%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
975 (796min - 1248max) MBit/s -40%
Aokzoe A1
MediaTek RZ608
843 (670min - 988max) MBit/s -48%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo Legion Go
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1789 (1485min - 1909max) MBit/s
Ayaneo Kun
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1753 (874min - 1849max) MBit/s -2%
Average of class UMPC
  (1397 - 1858, n=5, last 2 years)
1694 MBit/s -5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1672 (839min - 1693max) MBit/s -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (885 - 1827, n=17)
1490 MBit/s -17%
Aokzoe A1
MediaTek RZ608
853 (730min - 925max) MBit/s -52%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600165017001750180018501900Tooltip
Lenovo Legion Go; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1615 (1509-1660)
Lenovo Legion Go; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1789 (1485-1909)
Lenovo Legion Go; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1561 (1318-1673)
Lenovo Legion Go; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1682 (862-1819)

Accessories

The Legion Go comes delivered inside a soft-shell case which also has space for the right controller's FPS ring. However, the supplied 65-watt power supply doesn't fit inside the large case. In turn, the charging cable can be connected to the device through an eyelet when the case is shut. However, whether you should charge the device when it is inside its case is a little questionable due to the fact the battery might heat up when doing so.

Legion Go soft-shell case
Legion Go soft-shell case
The Legion Go in its case
The Legion Go in its case

Maintenance

It takes a lot of effort to remove the back cover of the tablet, although it is only held on using six screws. Unfortunately, countless plastic chips hold the plastic component in place, which means you have to work with several picks to pry them out. Incidentally, you don't have to unscrew the kickstand to remove the rear cover, but it does make the job easier. Although it almost isn't even worth the effort, as on the inside, you can only swap out the M.2-2242 NVMe SSD—if you can unpeel all the various adhesive foils beforehand, that is. All the other components are soldered or glued on.

The Lenovo Legion Go opened up
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo Legion Go

Input devices - FPS mode is a unique selling point

The gaming handheld's controllers feel comfortable to hold. You can reach all the buttons well even if you have smaller hands. The shoulder buttons, as well as the A, B, X and Y buttons and the control pad, show a little bit of resistance and have a clear pressure point. Lenovo has placed a function key on the top of each side of the controller. There are two further keys on each side on the bottom which can be assigned functions via Legion Space. The Legion Go's controllers have Hall Effect joysticks which shouldn't show any signs of wear. As a result, stick drift is virtually impossible. When gaming, we noticed that the controller's deadzones are set to be quite large. Especially in games that let you set the deadzone, the controls quickly become imprecise unless you adjust them.

Lenovo has installed a function button into both controller halves. These either activate Legion Space or the quick settings. Furthermore, a large number of button combinations are made possible through both of these. A few examples include taking screenshots, opening the task manager, closing apps and switching the controllers on and off when used wirelessly.  

Touchpad and touchscreen

The right controller features a small touchpad which lets you control the desktop cursor. It can also be used to control certain games. When testing this out, we noted that the touchpad doesn't offer a right-click function. At the end of the day, the touchpad seems to get in the way a bit, rather than actually making it easier to control the cursor. The FPS mode is more suitable for this.

Barely any Windows games support input via touchscreen, but this isn't the case when it comes to Android games. Nowadays, they can also be downloaded onto Windows devices via the Amazon app store. The Legion Go really shows its strengths here, as it allows for fast and precise inputs.

Wireless controllers and FPS mode

Self-printed adapter and the controllers
Self-printed adapter and the controllers

Both of the Legion Go's controller halves automatically connect to the tablet once you remove them—without any noticeable latency. Moreover, the two controllers are nice and lightweight. They don't quite feel as ergonomic when held by themselves compared to having them connected to the tablet. This is mostly because you end up crossing your arms with both controllers held in your hands. Trying out a 3D-printed adapter from Prusa Printables massively improved the feel.

Four different profiles can be selected for FPS mode
Four different profiles can be selected for FPS mode

Compared to other gaming handhelds, the Legion Go offers a considerable advantage when it comes to playing first-person shooters. When using FPS mode, the right controller is transformed into a wireless mouse and the left controller becomes a keyboard replacement. As strange as this may seem at first, the FPS mode actually feels surprisingly comfortable. The biggest problem which we identified has nothing to do with how it feels or how accurate it is. The left controller can accommodate up to 11 input keys. As most games which are played using FPS mode are traditionally ones which use a mouse and keyboard, it might get a little tight trying to assign keys. For example, you would have to assign about 20 functions to the Legion Pro's 11 keys when playing Cyberpunk 2077. In CS:Go, it's about 16 functions and even in the much-loved game PUBG, it's 12 functions which require individual keys. As a result, you will often find yourself having to assign some functions to the right controller, but this just impedes your gaming. Four preconfigured profiles can be selected via Legion Space. Then, more precise configurations have to be set in-game. This, too, doesn't work in every game.

Controllers in FPS mode
Controllers in FPS mode

One real issue is also how the FPS ring is connected to the controller. It is held on magnetically and in our test, this resulted in some unsightly scratches on our controller, as tiny metal pieces managed to get trapped in between the two parts. We can only recommend keeping both parts (as well as your table) extremely clean, as dust particles can get lodged between the two parts, resulting in scratches.

Scratches on the right controller as a result of FPS ring
Scratches on the right controller as a result of FPS ring

Display - 144-Hz QHD+ display

Sligt clouding
Slight clouding
Refresh rate can't be changed in battery mode
Refresh rate can't be changed in battery mode
Subpixel matrix Legion Go - a vertical display
Subpixel matrix Legion Go - a vertical display

The Legion Go's 8.8-inch display features up to 1600p, 10 touchpoints and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. Lenovo advertizes a maximum brightness of 500 cd/m², whereas we measured a maximum of 460 cd/m² with a rather uneven distribution. Similar to many other handhelds, the Legion Go's screen is a vertical tablet screen that is refreshed from left to right instead of top to bottom. During some games with deactivated V-Sync or Frame Buffer, this may be more noticeable compared to horizontal displays. 

The display's resolution can be switched between 1200p and 800p via Legion Space or Windows. This makes more demanding games run a lot smoother. The FullHD+ resolution offers a good alternative in particular, as even at the lowest resolution, you can hardly make out individual pixels on its comparatively small display.

One big negative aspect which we noticed is that the screen's refresh rate is locked in battery mode. As soon as you pull the plug on the device, it doesn't automatically switch to 60 Hz to save energy—instead, it simply doesn't allow you to change it at all. 

367
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
443
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
460
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
445
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Legion Go Display tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 460 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 413.3 cd/m² Minimum: 13.46 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 80 %
Center on Battery: 444 cd/m²
Contrast: 979:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.94 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 2.95
ΔE Greyscale 0.92 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
90.09% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.56% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
92.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 1.93
Lenovo Legion Go
Legion Go Display, IPS, 2560x1600, 8.80
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo-OLED, OLED, 1920x1080, 5.50
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
TL070FVSX01-0, IPS, 1920x1080, 7.00
One Netbook XPlayer 2
FLQ8423, IPS, 2560x1600, 8.40
Aokzoe A1
BOE0207, IPS, 1920x1200, 8.00
Ayaneo Kun
Ayaneo 2K, IPS, 2560x1600, 8.40
Display
6%
-20%
-14%
-16%
1%
Display P3 Coverage
92.1
99.85
8%
65.6
-29%
75.4
-18%
72.3
-21%
93.52
2%
sRGB Coverage
99.56
100
0%
92.1
-7%
97
-3%
92.6
-7%
99.4
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
90.09
99.71
11%
67.9
-25%
71.1
-21%
73.4
-19%
91.2
1%
Response Times
26%
54%
-68%
413%
909%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
20.8 ?(9.4, 11.4)
4.4 ?(2.6, 1.8)
79%
10.5 ?(5, 5.5)
50%
36.8 ?(16.9, 19.9)
-77%
28.9 ?(13.8, 15.1)
-39%
24.2 ?(13.8, 10.4)
-16%
Response Time Black / White *
14.4 ?(7, 7.4)
5 ?(2.5, 2.5)
65%
6 ?(2.7, 3.3)
58%
22.8 ?(10.4, 12.4)
-58%
21.1 ?(11.1, 10)
-47%
16.2 ?(7.6, 8.6)
-13%
PWM Frequency
700
240 ?(300)
-66%
9970.7
1324%
20000
2757%
Screen
-50%
-38%
-84%
-155%
-67%
Brightness middle
411
331
-19%
513
25%
369
-10%
328.4
-20%
680
65%
Brightness
413
339
-18%
474
15%
363
-12%
323
-22%
678
64%
Brightness Distribution
80
90
13%
84
5%
89
11%
92
15%
91
14%
Black Level *
0.42
0.07
83%
0.38
10%
0.28
33%
0.39
7%
0.5
-19%
Contrast
979
4729
383%
1350
38%
1318
35%
842
-14%
1360
39%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.94
4.76
20%
3.7
38%
7.1
-20%
10.17
-71%
4
33%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
10.56
9.2
13%
8.3
21%
10.9
-3%
18.14
-72%
9
15%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.95
5.04
-71%
2.6
12%
1.07
64%
1
66%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
0.92
8.79
-855%
5.1
-454%
8.3
-802%
12.7
-1280%
9
-878%
Gamma
1.93 114%
2.155 102%
2.14 103%
2.01 109%
2.7 81%
2 110%
CCT
8064 81%
7571 86%
7732 84%
8838 74%
12502 52%
7188 90%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-6% / -24%
-1% / -20%
-55% / -67%
81% / -13%
281% / 142%

* ... smaller is better

If you are looking to depict games in all their true glory, then a screen should at least master sRGB. The Legion Go's display covers this almost entirely and in addition, it offers good AdobeRGB and DisplayP3 coverage.

vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DisplayP3
vs. DisplayP3

We unfortunately noted that the screen of Lenovo's gaming handheld suffers from a slight blue tint straight out of the box. After applying our ICC profile, this blue tint was improved considerably and its color depiction was improved to a good value with a ΔΕ2000 of below 3.

Grayscale native
Grayscale native
Saturation native
Saturation native
ColorChecker native
ColorChecker native
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
14.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 7.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
20.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.4 ms rise
↘ 11.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 28 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 700 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 700 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 700 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We measured the screen's response times at 144 Hz and 60 Hz. Both modes showed identical values. It is a shame that at 144 Hz, one individual frame is depicted for about 7 milliseconds. As a result, the Legion Go's response times don't quite live up to our expectations, however, they are surely enough for most gamers.

It turned out to be a little difficult to evaluate the background lighting's flickering. We measured a slight flicker at lots of different brightness levels on the Legion Go. We can't definitively say whether this will be an issue for sensitive users. The brightness fluctuations remained within the single-digit percentage range.

The display's reflective surface makes using the handheld outdoors a bit of a nuisance. At the end of the day, you will more often than not find an angle that works for you thanks to its high display brightness and good viewing angles. 

Legion Go outdoor use
Legion Go outdoor use
Legion Go viewing angles
Legion Go viewing angles

Performance - Impressive graphics

The AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme and 16 GB RAM power the gaming handheld. An RX 780M also sits within the Z1. This is a comparatively powerful iGPU that actually even managed to beat a few dGPUs in our benchmarks. As a result, you can enjoy lots of current games at about 60fps with high detail settings and at Full-HD resolution.

 
 

Testing conditions

The Lenovo Legion Go's TDP can be configured by users, as can the fans. We decided to let the gaming handheld decide what to do with its fans, selecting the automatic high cooling mode. We also left its maximum TDP at 30 watts. You can change quite a few settings within Legion Space and the Control Center. We noticed that Legion Space could mostly do with some improvements. Controlling the application via mouse and keyboard or using FPS mode is made more difficult by some small bugs.

Processor

The Phoenix-series AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme is one of AMD's most powerful laptop processors. This processor has been optimized for gaming and does its job well within the Asus ROG Ally, too. Compared to the technically-similar AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, the Z1 Extreme is missing the AI core Ryzen AI. Although as a result, the Z1 Extreme should be a little more efficient while gaming.

Within the Lenovo Legion Go, the processor is supplied with slightly less power than in the ROG Ally Z1 Extreme. Subsequently, Lenovo's gaming handheld is at roughly a 10 % disadvantage over the ROG Ally. In the long run, the Legion Go can't retain its performance at 30 watts, as the Cinebench loop revealed. After several runs, its performance sank to the level of the Ayaneo Air 1S with the Ryzen 7 7840U. This handheld ran at 20 watts during our test. Still, the Lenovo handheld's processor performance is more than enough for gaming, as our further benchmarks confirmed.

Cinebench R15 Multi continuous test

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Lenovo Legion Go AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme: Ø1914 (1836.13-2049.71)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power AMD Ryzen 7 7840U: Ø1855 (1830.91-1873.89)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme; Turbo: Ø2271 (2104.49-2396.5)
One Netbook XPlayer 2 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1452 (1430.41-1463.22)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS: Ø2540 (2434.72-2659.22)
Aokzoe A1 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1780 (1760.8-1872.75)
Ayaneo Kun AMD Ryzen 7 7840U: Ø2405 (2346.87-2439.02)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v3.3 Classroom CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY -1!
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
85.2 pt
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
79.1 pt
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
 
74.9 pt
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
71.3 pt
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
71 pt
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
66.5 pt
Average of class UMPC
 
65.4 pt
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
61.8 pt
One Netbook XPlayer 2 -1!
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
43.9 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
17263 Points +33%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
15074 Points +16%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
14960 Points +15%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (13004 - 14960, n=2)
13982 Points +8%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
13004 Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
11829 Points -9%
Average of class UMPC
  (3984 - 15074, n=5, last 2 years)
11423 Points -12%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
11389 (10392.2min - 11388.7max) Points -12%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
9130 Points -30%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1793 Points +3%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1779 Points +3%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (1733 - 1779, n=2)
1756 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1733 Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1721 Points -1%
Average of class UMPC
  (1597 - 1733, n=4, last 2 years)
1696 Points -2%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1597 Points -8%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1531 Points -12%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
878 Points -49%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6726 Points +32%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
5917 Points +16%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
5825 Points +14%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (5109 - 5825, n=2)
5467 Points +7%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
5109 Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
4722 Points -8%
Average of class UMPC
  (1521 - 5917, n=5, last 2 years)
4487 Points -12%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
4463 Points -13%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
3529 Points -31%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
697 Points +4%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
692 Points +3%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (672 - 692, n=2)
682 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
672 Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
669 Points 0%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
622 Points -7%
Average of class UMPC
  (357 - 676, n=5, last 2 years)
599 Points -11%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
598 Points -11%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
341 Points -49%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2659 (2434.72min - 2659.22max) Points +30%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
2439 (2346.87min - 2439.02max) Points +19%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
2397 (2104.49min - 2396.5max) Points +17%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (2050 - 2397, n=2)
2224 Points +8%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
2050 (1836.13min - 2049.71max) Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1874 (1830.91min - 1873.89max) Points -9%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1873 (1760.8min - 1872.75max) Points -9%
Average of class UMPC
  (689 - 2439, n=5, last 2 years)
1831 Points -11%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1463 (1430.41min - 1463.22max) Points -29%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
283 Points +6%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
280 Points +4%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (268 - 280, n=2)
274 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
268 Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
264 Points -1%
Average of class UMPC
  (246 - 268, n=4, last 2 years)
261 Points -3%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
246 Points -8%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
241 Points -10%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
142.6 Points -47%
Blender / v3.3 Classroom CPU
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
572 Seconds * -28%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
474 Seconds * -6%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
446 Seconds *
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
434 Seconds * +3%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
417 Seconds * +7%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
332 Seconds * +26%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (366 - 446, n=2)
406 Seconds * +9%
Average of class UMPC
  (332 - 446, n=5, last 2 years)
403 Seconds * +10%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
366 Seconds * +18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
312 Seconds * +30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
73280 MIPS +29%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
62657 MIPS +10%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
62156 MIPS +9%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (56966 - 62657, n=2)
59812 MIPS +5%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
56966 MIPS
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
53198 MIPS -7%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
51520 MIPS -10%
Average of class UMPC
  (19684 - 62156, n=5, last 2 years)
49654 MIPS -13%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
40058 MIPS -30%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12500 Points +28%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
10917 Points +11%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (9589 - 10917, n=3)
10103 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
9803 Points
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
9589 Points -2%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
8389 Points -14%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8117 Points -17%
Average of class UMPC
  (4457 - 9803, n=6, last 2 years)
7897 Points -19%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
7399 Points -25%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
6854 Points -30%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2029 Points +7%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1956 Points +3%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (1896 - 1956, n=3)
1917 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1898 Points
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1896 Points 0%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1652 Points -13%
Average of class UMPC
  (1355 - 1898, n=6, last 2 years)
1652 Points -13%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1531 Points -19%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1355 Points -29%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
926 Points -51%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
18.6 fps +14%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
18.4 fps +13%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (16.3 - 18.4, n=2)
17.4 fps +7%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
16.3 fps
Average of class UMPC
  (14.6 - 18.6, n=4, last 2 years)
16.3 fps 0%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
14.6 fps -10%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
14 fps -14%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
11.8 fps -28%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
84.9 s * -62%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
53.5 s * -2%
Average of class UMPC
  (48.1 - 57.8, n=4, last 2 years)
52.9 s * -1%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
52.3 s *
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
50.1 s * +4%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
48.1 s * +8%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (43 - 52.3, n=2)
47.7 s * +9%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
43 s * +18%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
36.9 s * +29%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
0.52 sec * -12%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
0.4945 sec * -6%
Average of class UMPC
  (0.4651 - 0.4945, n=4, last 2 years)
0.4763 sec * -2%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
0.4662 sec *
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
0.4651 sec * -0%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (0.4447 - 0.4662, n=2)
0.4555 sec * +2%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
0.4447 sec * +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
0.4159 sec * +11%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2050 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
183.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.9 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
268 Points
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Performance Rating
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
98.1 pt
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
89.1 pt
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
 
82.5 pt
Average of class UMPC
 
82.5 pt
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
75.9 pt
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
71.4 pt
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
66.6 pt
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
54.1 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
25901 KRay/s +25%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
24067 KRay/s +16%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (20714 - 24067, n=2)
22391 KRay/s +8%
Average of class UMPC
  (18736 - 25901, n=4, last 2 years)
21791 KRay/s +5%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
20714 KRay/s
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
18736 KRay/s -10%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
12463 KRay/s -40%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
10902 KRay/s -47%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
109745 Points +27%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
102584 Points +18%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (86738 - 102584, n=2)
94661 Points +9%
Average of class UMPC
  (78607 - 109745, n=4, last 2 years)
91671 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
86738 Points
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
79226 Points -9%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
78607 Points -9%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
67503 Points -22%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
4847 MB/s +26%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
4420 MB/s +15%
Average of class UMPC
  (3691 - 4847, n=4, last 2 years)
4151 MB/s +8%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (3854 - 4420, n=2)
4137 MB/s +7%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
3854 MB/s
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
3691 MB/s -4%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2818 MB/s -27%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2296 MB/s -40%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
113343 Points +19%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
106595 Points +12%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (95153 - 106595, n=2)
100874 Points +6%
Average of class UMPC
  (91289 - 113343, n=4, last 2 years)
99820 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
95153 Points
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
92077 Points -3%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
91289 Points -4%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
62082 Points -35%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
14822 Points +15%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
14070 Points +9%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (12936 - 14070, n=2)
13503 Points +4%
Average of class UMPC
  (12286 - 14822, n=4, last 2 years)
13413 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
12936 Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
12286 Points -5%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11680 Points -10%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
7753 Points -40%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
58482 Points +27%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
54962 Points +19%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (46180 - 54962, n=2)
50571 Points +10%
Average of class UMPC
  (41726 - 58482, n=4, last 2 years)
48704 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
46180 Points
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
43569 Points -6%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
41726 Points -10%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
37417 Points -19%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
166333 MB/s +188%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
115681 MB/s +101%
Average of class UMPC
  (57678 - 166333, n=4, last 2 years)
109740 MB/s +90%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
87114 MB/s +51%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
76146 MB/s +32%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (57678 - 76146, n=2)
66912 MB/s +16%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
65903 MB/s +14%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
57678 MB/s
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
1047 MB/s +52%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
964 MB/s +40%
Average of class UMPC
  (687 - 1047, n=4, last 2 years)
860 MB/s +25%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (687 - 964, n=2)
826 MB/s +20%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
807 MB/s +17%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
726 MB/s +6%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
687 MB/s
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
554 MB/s -19%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
13846 KRay/s +29%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
12875 KRay/s +20%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (10740 - 12875, n=2)
11808 KRay/s +10%
Average of class UMPC
  (9738 - 13846, n=4, last 2 years)
11415 KRay/s +6%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
10740 KRay/s
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
9738 KRay/s -9%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
6626 KRay/s -38%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5925 KRay/s -45%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
37540 MPixel/s +8%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (34764 - 37540, n=2)
36152 MPixel/s +4%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
34764 MPixel/s
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
30576 MPixel/s -12%
Average of class UMPC
  (26622 - 34764, n=4, last 2 years)
29716 MPixel/s -15%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
26903 MPixel/s -23%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
26427 MPixel/s -24%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
24728 MPixel/s -29%

System performance

The PCMark 10 benchmarks, which focus mostly on office and creative uses, shouldn't be too interesting for most users of the Legion Go, however, they do still tell us a lot about the gaming handheld. This is because PCMark also tests RAM and SSDs. It quickly became clear that the Legion Go has a clear advantage over the Ayaneo Kun, although it can supply its AMD Ryzen 7 7840U with up to 54 watts. As a result, the Ayaneo handheld should actually have managed to achieve more points in this benchmark—but the Kun's SSD quickly gets hot and slow. It only did better in the benchmark focussing on content creation, where graphics performance counts the most. The further PCMark 10 results show that the Legion Go and Asus ROG Ally's memory and processors are similarly fast—their resulting point scores lie quite close together.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
6907 Points +7%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, AMD Radeon 780M
  (6439 - 6907, n=2)
6673 Points +4%
Aokzoe A1
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
6639 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
6439 Points
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
6330 Points -2%
Average of class UMPC
  (5866 - 6439, n=4, last 2 years)
6134 Points -5%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
5866 Points -9%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
5057 Points -21%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Aokzoe A1
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
10455 Points +4%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
10296 Points +2%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, AMD Radeon 780M
  (10081 - 10296, n=2)
10189 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
10081 Points
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
9483 Points -6%
Average of class UMPC
  (9068 - 10081, n=4, last 2 years)
9470 Points -6%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
9068 Points -10%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
8480 Points -16%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
10074 Points +12%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, AMD Radeon 780M
  (8996 - 10074, n=2)
9535 Points +6%
Aokzoe A1
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
9328 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
8996 Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
8386 Points -7%
Average of class UMPC
  (7323 - 8996, n=4, last 2 years)
8199 Points -9%
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
8089 Points -10%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
6089 Points -32%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
8975 Points +12%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
8621 Points +8%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, AMD Radeon 780M
  (7990 - 8621, n=2)
8306 Points +4%
Aokzoe A1
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
8144 Points +2%
Average of class UMPC
  (7204 - 8975, n=4, last 2 years)
8101 Points +1%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
7990 Points
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
7204 Points -10%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
6799 Points -15%
PCMark 10 Score
6439 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
92447 MB/s +21%
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (76512 - 92447, n=2)
84480 MB/s +10%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
76512 MB/s
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
49923 MB/s -35%
Average of class UMPC
  (32617 - 76512, n=5, last 2 years)
48298 MB/s -37%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
47010 MB/s -39%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
45357 MB/s -41%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
43255 MB/s -43%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
55710 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (50337 - 55710, n=2)
53024 MB/s -5%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
50337 MB/s -10%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
43864 MB/s -21%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39197 MB/s -30%
Average of class UMPC
  (25380 - 55710, n=4, last 2 years)
39037 MB/s -30%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
37399 MB/s -33%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
108872 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (92869 - 108872, n=2)
100871 MB/s -7%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
92869 MB/s -15%
Average of class UMPC
  (25596 - 108872, n=6, last 2 years)
55598 MB/s -49%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
51094 MB/s -53%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
50079 MB/s -54%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
49426 MB/s -55%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
49816 MB/s -54%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
48876 MB/s -55%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
132.7 ns * -11%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
132.2 ns * -11%
Average of class UMPC
  (112.6 - 132.7, n=5, last 2 years)
125.9 ns * -5%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
123.1 ns * -3%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
119.5 ns *
Average AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
  (113.7 - 119.5, n=2)
116.6 ns * +2%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
113.7 ns * +5%
Aokzoe A1
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
110.1 ns * +8%

* ... smaller is better

Storage devices

The small NVMe SSD from Western Digital that's installed in the Legion Go had a tendency to overheat quickly in our DiskSPD read loop. After a short while, the SSD's read speeds dropped significantly, resulting in average values. During short periods of load, the storage device can provide fast data access. However, the Legion Go isn't the only device susceptible to this; the SSD within the Ayaneo Kun is also prone to overheating.

WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
Sequential Read: 4140.35MB/s
Sequential Write: 3282.76MB/s
4K Read: 55.21MB/s
4K Write: 150.68MB/s
4K-64 Read: 977.4MB/s
4K-64 Write: 1335.19MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.122ms
Access Time Write: 0.024ms
Copy ISO: 3053.17MB/s
Copy Program: 848.41MB/s
Copy Game: 2141.1MB/s
Score Read: 1447Points
Score Write: 1814Points
Score Total: 3969Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
73.8 pt
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
70.9 pt
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
 
66.1 pt
Average of class UMPC
 
63.7 pt
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
63.2 pt
Aokzoe A1
 
60 pt
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
49.9 pt
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
37.6 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
4132 (2139.64min - 4132.14max) MB/s
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (2574 - 4132, n=6)
2967 MB/s -28%
Average of class UMPC
  (431 - 5565, n=6, last 2 years)
2861 MB/s -31%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
2154 (2143.71min - 2153.78max) MB/s -48%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
2106 (2093.38min - 2106.19max) MB/s -49%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
2024 (2003.2min - 2023.75max) MB/s -51%
Aokzoe A1
 
1823 (1818.37min - 1822.97max) MB/s -56%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
463 (318.56min - 463.17max) MB/s -89%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
431 (334.87min - 430.55max) MB/s -90%
seq write
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
3804 (1734.97min - 3803.55max) MB/s
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (2581 - 3804, n=6)
2983 MB/s -22%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
2713 (2668.42min - 2712.9max) MB/s -29%
Aokzoe A1
 
2544 (2506.1min - 2543.79max) MB/s -33%
Average of class UMPC
  (259 - 5102, n=6, last 2 years)
2001 MB/s -47%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1644 (1600.76min - 1644.1max) MB/s -57%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
1524 (244.88min - 1523.68max) MB/s -60%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
263 (255.13min - 262.56max) MB/s -93%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
259 (118.2min - 258.69max) MB/s -93%
seq q8 t1 read
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
6987 (616.14min - 6987.16max) MB/s +38%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
6320 (613min - 6319.71max) MB/s +25%
Average of class UMPC
  (2553 - 7005, n=6, last 2 years)
5282 MB/s +4%
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
5068 (4682.73min - 5068.47max) MB/s
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (3717 - 5068, n=6)
4728 MB/s -7%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
4274 (3828.24min - 4274.42max) MB/s -16%
Aokzoe A1
 
3400 (2999.01min - 3400.02max) MB/s -33%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
3212 (2755.45min - 3212.49max) MB/s -37%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
2553 (2224.87min - 2553.07max) MB/s -50%
seq q8 t1 write
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
3894 (3354.39min - 3893.57max) MB/s
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (3077 - 3894, n=6)
3489 MB/s -10%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
2830 (2802.69min - 2829.69max) MB/s -27%
Aokzoe A1
 
2694 (2604.45min - 2693.79max) MB/s -31%
Average of class UMPC
  (256 - 6151, n=6, last 2 years)
2224 MB/s -43%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1790 (1750.28min - 1789.5max) MB/s -54%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
1698 (1529.75min - 1697.81max) MB/s -56%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
259 (256.06min - 258.58max) MB/s -93%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
256 (243.34min - 256.39max) MB/s -93%
4k q1 t1 read
Aokzoe A1
 
74.3 (73.91min - 74.3max) MB/s +3%
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
72.2 (70.46min - 72.23max) MB/s
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
68 (67.5min - 67.95max) MB/s -6%
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (47.6 - 72.2, n=6)
63.4 MB/s -12%
Average of class UMPC
  (37.3 - 97.4, n=6, last 2 years)
59 MB/s -18%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
43.5 (42.13min - 43.46max) MB/s -40%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
39.1 (33.75min - 39.14max) MB/s -46%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
37.3 (36.41min - 37.3max) MB/s -48%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
33.4 (33.02min - 33.38max) MB/s -54%
4k q1 t1 write
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
210 (193.2min - 209.71max) MB/s
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
202 (192.69min - 202.49max) MB/s -4%
Aokzoe A1
 
195.5 (191.32min - 195.46max) MB/s -7%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
192.3 (177.32min - 192.31max) MB/s -8%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
164.6 (149.63min - 164.58max) MB/s -22%
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (123.4 - 261, n=7)
176.3 MB/s -16%
Average of class UMPC
  (112.3 - 210, n=7, last 2 years)
168.1 MB/s -20%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
153.8 (152.6min - 153.77max) MB/s -27%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
151.3 (148.2min - 151.25max) MB/s -28%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
113.9 (109.63min - 113.92max) MB/s -46%
4k q32 t16 read
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
1943 (1054.45min - 1942.86max) MB/s
Aokzoe A1
 
1650 (1644.31min - 1649.6max) MB/s -15%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
1632 (1627.81min - 1632.27max) MB/s -16%
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (442 - 1943, n=6)
1286 MB/s -34%
Average of class UMPC
  (86 - 4025, n=6, last 2 years)
1213 MB/s -38%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
984 (894.6min - 983.67max) MB/s -49%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
666 (656.44min - 665.61max) MB/s -66%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
150.3 (144.83min - 150.29max) MB/s -92%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
86 (58.25min - 86max) MB/s -96%
4k q32 t16 write
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
2871 (1656.3min - 2870.9max) MB/s
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (322 - 2871, n=6)
1307 MB/s -54%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
1090 (1080.49min - 1090.38max) MB/s -62%
Aokzoe A1
 
1056 (1045.77min - 1055.6max) MB/s -63%
Average of class UMPC
  (89.1 - 2871, n=6, last 2 years)
1046 MB/s -64%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
434 (400.52min - 433.94max) MB/s -85%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
344 (235.14min - 343.5max) MB/s -88%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
262 MB/s -91%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
259 (220.73min - 258.5max) MB/s -91%
AS SSD
Score Total
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
8425 Points +112%
Average of class UMPC
  (2412 - 8425, n=3, last 2 years)
4935 Points +24%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
4326 Points +9%
Aokzoe A1
 
4272 Points +8%
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (2961 - 5546, n=6)
4166 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
3969 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
3522 Points -11%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
2412 Points -39%
Score Read
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
2527 Points +75%
Aokzoe A1
 
1908 Points +32%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
1881 Points +30%
Average of class UMPC
  (842 - 2527, n=3, last 2 years)
1605 Points +11%
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (1019 - 2034, n=6)
1476 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
1447 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1319 Points -9%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
842 Points -42%
Score Write
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
4632 Points +155%
Average of class UMPC
  (1161 - 4632, n=3, last 2 years)
2536 Points +40%
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (1506 - 2496, n=6)
1986 Points +9%
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
1814 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1623 Points -11%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
1475 Points -19%
Aokzoe A1
 
1395 Points -23%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
1161 Points -36%
Seq Read
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
5260 MB/s +27%
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
4140.35 MB/s
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (3117 - 4140, n=6)
3908 MB/s -6%
Average of class UMPC
  (2183 - 5260, n=3, last 2 years)
3861 MB/s -7%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
3395 MB/s -18%
Aokzoe A1
 
3005.12 MB/s -27%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
2729 MB/s -34%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
2183.33 MB/s -47%
Seq Write
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
4573 MB/s +39%
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
3282.76 MB/s
Average of class UMPC
  (1602 - 4573, n=3, last 2 years)
3153 MB/s -4%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
2628 MB/s -20%
Aokzoe A1
 
2626.89 MB/s -20%
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (1908 - 3283, n=6)
2617 MB/s -20%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
1602.26 MB/s -51%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
1370 MB/s -58%
4K Read
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
73.2 MB/s +33%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
68.4 MB/s +24%
Aokzoe A1
 
68.39 MB/s +24%
Average WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
  (49.1 - 71.3, n=6)
61.3 MB/s +11%
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
55.21 MB/s
Average of class UMPC
  (34 - 73.2, n=3, last 2 years)
54.2 MB/s -2%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
44.6 MB/s -19%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
34.04 MB/s -38%
4K Write
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
218 MB/s +45%