Lenovo launched the Legion Tab gaming tablet on not-so-new hardware outside of China


The company decided to finally bring the model to the world market and conquer mobile gamers. The novelty is, in fact, a slightly renamed Legion Tab Y700 2023, previously a Chinese exclusive.

The tablet boasts an 8.8-inch QuadHD+ PureSight display with a 144Hz refresh rate - great for gaming. The screen size is smaller than standard tablets, but this makes the Legion Tab easier to operate. Brightness is decent (500 nits), there is DCI-PC color gamut coverage.

The dimensions of the tablet are modest, the weight is light, and the back panel and sides are finished in metal. Lenovo has added vibration response for an immersive gaming experience, plus there are dual speakers with Dolby Atmos.

The processor, on the other hand, is a bit of a shame. Inside is a not-so-new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The chip is still powerful, especially considering the proprietary cooling system, but I'd like to see something more modern.

There's plenty of RAM - 12GB of LPDDR5X, plus there's 256GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card. A 6550mAh battery and 45W fast charging via USB Type-C isn't bad for this size.

Tests of the Chinese version of the tablet have already shown that it will pull PUGB Mobile at a steady 90 FPS, and Genshin Impact at a smooth 60 FPS. The Legion Tab will also be great for cloud gaming.