The Lenovo Legion Y700 is an Android tablet designed for gaming. First launched in China last year with an 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 120 Hz display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, the tablet supported up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Now Lenovo is preparing to give the tablet a 2023 refresh, with a faster processor, speedier screen refresh rate, and a few other improvements. The Lenovo Legion Y700 (2023) is now available in China for 2,399 CNY ($335) and up.

Lenovo revealed a number of details about the tablet ahead of launch, in a series of Weibo posts, and pricing was confirmed on July 22, 2023. Unfortunately there’s no word on if or when the new tablet will be available outside of China, but here’s what folks in that country can expect:

  • 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 144 Hz IPS LCD display with up to 500 nits brightness
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor
  • 12GB or 16GB LPDDR5X memory
  • 256GB or 512GB of storage
  • 6550 mAh battery
  • 45W charging
  • microSD card reader (up to 1TB)
  • 2 x USB3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports (one on the bottom, one on the side)
  • WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos sound
  • 13MP dual rear cameras
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • 208.9 x 129.5 x 7.6mm
  • 350 grams

The new tablet is also thinner and lighter than the 2022 model, measuring 7.6mm thick (down from 7.9mm) and weighing 348 grams (down from 378).

Other confirmed features include a unibody aluminum chassis and support for an optional stylus with support for 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. And while I haven’t seen any details about the camera system, the images show what appear to be dual rear cameras.

Customers in China can pick up a Legion Y700 (2023) tablet in three prices/configurations:

  • 12GB/256GB for 2,399 CNY (~$335)
  • 12GB/512GB for 2,599 CNY (~$360)
  • 16GB/512GB for 2,799 CNY (~$390)

While Lenovo hasn’t announced any plans to sell the tablet outside of China, but whether it officially gets a global launch or not, odds are that it’ll show up on AliExpress at some point, just like the 2022 model.

This article was first published July 17, 2023 and most recently updated July 22, 2023.

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  1. FIND out how much the screen costs to replace if you drop the laptop!!!
    80% of the cost of the price you bought it for!
    Plus lenovo are totally SH!T at android upgrades and support.
    Buy the Apple ipad Mini 7 (release in less than a month) instead.
    Faster AND Cheaper (thats how much lenovo is ripping you off).
    Plus 2 years of iOS upgrades which are Sooo much better than android tablet OS.

  2. Y have the Y700 mki, and I just wish it could run windows 11 ARM, it would be the perfect portable device.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. That would be absolutely fantastic! A nearly pocket-sized Windows ARM device would be so great for mobile productivity. I would love a folding pocketable ARM Windows tablet more than anything.

    2. You’ve got to understand, Windows has a legacy going back 30 years. It’s always been meant to be interacted with, with a mouse and keyboard and monitor. That’s how the UI has always been. Microsoft have tried many times to make a touch friendly interface for Windows – like that horrible monstrosity Windows 8 – and never got it right.

      I hate to say it, but I think Android got it best (I’m not saying right, but has done the best job for a touch interface) in that department. Gnome is a ********** ugly mess and is not appropriate in any use case IMHO.

      Until Microsoft can come up with a new version of Windows written from the ground up that supports touch interface natively, I don’t think Windows will ever be truly appropriate for touch devices. You will always need a keyboard and mouse to interact properly with it.
      Just my 2 cents.

  3. It would be cool if Lenovo could put these internals into a gaming handheld, like the Logitech G Cloud.

    There’s so much demand for those these days, and there are very few options from companies that have retail distribution, warranty, and support available in North America. I think Lenovo is the company that could pull it off.

  4. Hmm… if I can find a way to compile koboldcpp for Android, this might be a winner. I wonder how an octa-core snapdragon would perform compared to my six-core 2nd gen ryzen….

    I just checked and like the specs of last year’s model. This might be decent enough for my needs. I prefer – oh nevermind can’t think of the name – the place where you can download android apps without the google store. The apks. Anyway, I might consider this one.

    (still waiting for Risc-V to be viable, but this could be a fun device).

    1. Oh, if it still has the SDXC slot and headphone jack, then I’ll quite likely get this.

      Please keep us updated on any further news of this device, please, Brad.

    2. Sheesh, the site is fdroid. Couldn’t think of it. Studies are making my brain mush. 😛

  5. This is what the S24 Ultra phone could look like, a true brick size phablet

  6. I have and love the first one and this seems like a decent upgrade. Hope they continue this trend of upgrading the design, even if it’s every other year, as it’d be great to upgrade mine to whatever is current when the time comes (while I would appreciate the slimmer design it’s not enough to upgrade, especially since it’s still going strong). The only downgrade I can see is the apparent lack of Dolby Vision (less compatibility) and potentially lesser sound (based on the simple physics of a slimmer design).