Apple Mac OS X Lion

88
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Apple's first earnest attempt to merge usability concepts from the iPhone and iPad with its desktop operating system, Lion is both a solid step forward and, at times, a slightly awkward amalgamation. People with lots of Apple devices can look forward to a more consistent user experience across their devices, even if sometimes that doesn't always translate well to the desktop. Either way, another major operating system upgrade from Apple for $30 is a no-brainer.

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88
Average Critic Score

Speed

80
 

Openness

67
 

Ease of use

92
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

80
 

Configurability

88
 

How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

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Critic

54
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

72
 

User

73
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

82
 

User

79
 

Engadget

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Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

94
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

54
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

72
 

User

73
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

82
 

User

79
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

94
 
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