The Best New Gaming Hardware We Want to Try

IFA 2023 marks the 99th 12 months that the world’s most generally attended client electronics present once more gave us a glimpse of the long run. With the highlight shining brightly on Berlin, attendees discovered how we would all work, commute, and stay life.

That consists of how we’ll play, too. We noticed some gaming {hardware} that pumped us for what’s to are available 2024 and past. See what made our peepers do a double-take.

Plenty of manufacturers had a positive displaying of their gaming {hardware} at IFA 2023. But it was Lenovo that proverbially mopped the ground with the competitors. It unveiled not one, and even two, however three items of gaming {hardware} that present Lenovo is making critical strikes to turn into a frontrunner in among the sport tech nonetheless in its infancy: transportable gaming PCs and AR glasses.

Lenovo Legion GO
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Undoubtedly, the stand-out gaming tech of IFA 2023, the Lenovo Legion GO, successfully stole the eye of each attendee who handed by Lenovo’s sales space. And who can blame them? The yellow RGB gentle across the joysticks of the Lenovo Legion GO makes it really feel prefer it’s ripped straight out of a “Deus Ex” sport, giving it that “the long run is now” look.

It does not simply look fairly, although. It’s sporting spectacular specs, too:

16GB RAM AMD Ryzen Z1/ Z1 Extreme processor 512GB storage MicroSD card reader 8.8-inch OLED display

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At first look, it is evident that Lenovo is making a big push to be a giant participant within the transportable PC gaming realm, competing in opposition to Valve’s Steam Deck and Asus’ ROG Ally. Yes, it is operating Windows 11, identical to the Ally. And sure, it makes use of a trackpad that the Steam Deck proved is a necessity.

But the Lenovo Legion GO is packing a number of distinctive methods of its personal. Chief amongst them is the removable controllers. It makes enjoying with the Lenovo Legion GO nearly really feel such as you’re enjoying a Nintendo Switch.

Interestingly, the appropriate aspect of the controller might be positioned right into a holder, which sounds good for these occasions when you do not need to use the Lenovo Legion GO’s trackpad in handheld mode.

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Lenovo is properly positioning the Legion GO as a gaming handheld simply as succesful as a desktop. It beats the Steam Deck and ROG Ally’s display measurement by practically two full inches, boasting a powerful 8.8-inch display. It additionally features a kickstand, making it straightforward to plop onto your desk and play like every gaming PC.

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The Lenovo Legion GO is scheduled to launch on October 31, 2023, for $799.

Lenovo Legion Glasses
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Switching from desktop mode to handheld and again once more with the Lenovo Legion GO sounds handy, however what in order for you to play on one thing larger than its 8.8-inch display? Bigger than your tv? Lenovo hopes Legion GO consumers will accompany the hand-held with the Lenovo Legion Glasses: a 1:1 carbon copy of 2022’s ThinkVision Glasses T1. The solely precise distinction is the Legion rebranding.

But this type of tech continues to be a courageous new world, so it is price overlaying Lenovo’s good glasses. The Lenovo Legion Glasses function a micro-OLED show that offers gamers a 1920×1090 decision per eye. Sounds like an superior manner to lean again and play “Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon” for the remainder of 2023.

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The Lenovo Legion Glasses can join to just about any machine that helps USB-C Alt mode, which incorporates all the pieces from laptops to iPads sporting a USB-C port by way of its unattachable 4-foot USB-C cable. If the twine breaks, the glasses are busted. That’s nonetheless an odd selection by Lenovo, however we’ll entertain the thought.

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But are they higher than its competitors, specifically the XReal Air good glasses, arguably the perfect accent for the Steam Deck? That stays to be seen. They’re a bit heavier at 5oz (142g) than the XReal Air’s 2.6oz (75g). But with the adjustable nostril pads and its anti-slip adapter, stress on the nostril might not make the glasses really feel like they are going to fall off.

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The rebranded Lenovo Legion Glasses shall be obtainable someday in October 2023 for $329.

Lenovo Legion 9i
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Let’s get one factor out of the way in which: the Lenovo Legion 9i fetches a loopy worth: $4,399. It’s full of premium options and new concepts, straying away from earlier builds of the Legion collection. So, what does this excessive worth get you?

An built-in liquid cooling system, for starters. Unlike most laptops that make the most of air cooling to safely switch warmth away from the necessary bits of your PC, the Legion 9i makes use of liquid cooling expertise to maintain its inner temperature at an inexpensive degree. It’s the identical precept behind water-cooled PCs however in laptop computer kind.

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Lenovo can be integrating its “LA-2 AI” chip, chargeable for managing the RGB controls and the facility between the CPU and GPU, leading to strong body charges whereas working properly with the liquid cooling system—good.

The Legion 9i contains a:

16-inch 165Hz mini LED show. Thirteenth-gen Core i9-13980HX processor NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU 32GB/64GB of 6400MHz DDR5 RAM 2TB SSD

The Lenovo Legion 9i shall be obtainable beginning October 2023.

MSI GAMING SLIM Series Graphics Cards
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MSI impressed us with its new line of GAMING SLIM collection of graphics playing cards. It successfully shrinks down the GeForce RTX 40 collection, making putting in it in small or tight areas simpler.

Available in each black and white, MSI’s GAMING SLIM graphics playing cards are additionally cooled by the TRI FROZR 3 and TORX Fan 5.0, directing correct airflow regardless of its small profile. It retains itself cool with eight Core Pipes within the heatsink and a steel backplate with a gap to lower warmth.

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MSI’s GAMING SLIM model of its GeForce RTX 40 collection graphics playing cards shall be launched someday later this 12 months.

Tecno MegaMini Watercooled Mini PC
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Here’s one thing uncommon: Tecno, identified for its telephones, unveiled at IFA 2023 a water-cooled mini PC specializing in gaming. Here’s what we all know.

The Tecno MegaMini will are available each Intel and AMD variations. The Intel model options a13th-gen i9 13900H processor and a GeForce RTX 4050 graphics card, whereas the AMD model boasts a 7000 Series Ryzen R7-7840HS processor and an AMD 7600MXT graphics card, respectively.

Both variations of the Tecno MegaMini sport:

16GB/32GB DDR5 RAM 512GB/1TB SSD storage Windows 11 And final however not least, a water-cooling system

No phrase on the value or launch date but, however shade us intrigued.

IFA 2023: Gaming Hardware Worth Talking About
At the very least, the gaming {hardware} unveilings at IFA 2023 gave us loads to talk about within the coming months. Between Lenovo’s monster push into Legion turning into a critical gaming model to gaming {hardware} vying to turn into as small as potential, it is writing on the wall that reveals you what to anticipate within the close to future. However, one query stays: Can your pockets deal with the gaming {hardware} on the horizon?

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