Lenovo Legion Tab gaming tablet announced worldwide

Lenovo Legion Tab gaming tablet announced worldwide

Lenovo has finally decided to make its Legion-branded gaming tablets available worldwide to capitalize on the growing mobile gaming market. The new tablet is simply called the Lenovo Legion Tab and is a rebranded version of the Legion Tab Y700 2023 (exclusive to China).

Specifications and features of Lenovo Legion Tab:

The Legion Tab boasts an 8.8-inch display, which may be the smallest among consumer tablets, but its size makes it desirable for gaming as it is relatively easier to operate compared to larger tablets. Add to this the fact that Lenovo has provided a PureSight gaming panel with QHD+ resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, making it ideal for gaming. The panel is quite bright at 500 nits (typical) and covers the DCI-PC color gamut.

In terms of design, the tablet measures 208.54 x 129.46 x 7.6 mm, weighs 350 grams and comes with a metal finish on the back and sides. To enhance the gaming experience, Lenovo has integrated a haptic system into the tablet. In terms of sound, the tablet has a dual speaker with Dolby Atmos support.

The tablet is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, which is not the latest and greatest, but it is a powerful flagship-level chip that is unleashed by Legion ColdFront: Vapor thermal solution, which is essentially an enlarged vapor chamber. The tablet has 12 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 1 TB via microSD card. It has a 6550 mAh battery, which is decent considering its size, and 45W fast charging via USB Type-C using Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The second USB-C port supports DisplayPort 1.4 for connecting an external display.

Our preliminary testing of the Legion Tab Y700 2023 (review video) showed that it is capable of running PUGB Mobile at a constant 90 frames per second and Genshin Impact at a stable 60 frames per second. With that in mind, this tablet could be the perfect device to pair with something like Boosteroid, a cloud-based gaming platform designed for devices like smartphones, tablets, and more. If you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription, you can play games like Deathloop, the Dishonored series, Gears 5, Ghostwire: Tokyo and many more on this tablet via Boosteroid.

You can even connect a mouse, keyboard, or controller to it and use it as a PC. In terms of software, the Legion Tab will ship with Android 13 on board, but the brand says it will provide updates to Android 14 and Android 15, as well as security updates until 2028. The tablet will also come with a gaming assistant software that will help switch performance modes, enable screen recording and bypass charging, among other features.

In terms of optics, the Legion Tab has a 13-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera on the back, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front of the device. For connectivity, the tablet supports Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E.

Price and availability

The Lenovo Legion Tab will be available in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia starting March 2024 for a price of €599.


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