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Apple OS X Mountain Lion

Apple OS X Mountain Lion

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Mountain Lion's 200-plus new features add up to a welcome upgrade at a nice price point.

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Pros
  • Deep integration with iOS and iCloud
  • Seamless AirPlay Mirroring on HDTVs
  • Notification Center and Message are great additions to the desktop workflow
Cons
  • OS X UI is beginning to feel stale
  • Hardware limitations with AirPlay Mirroring
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

40
lotsofcode
Let me start out with I HATE MACS and ALL APPLE PRODUCTS IN GENERAL. I don't...read more
90
Danielle
The best Mac OS X version , however lacks the ability to customize color of...read more
70
pmviana
Very reliable... more than the current atempts (Mavericks)
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Score Breakdown

 
84
Average Critic Score
 
80
The Telegraph
Mountain Lion represents an upgrade that makes it much easier to work seamlessly between Apple devices and simplifies more of the tedious tasks of computer maintenance.
 
80
Time
People have been praising Apple for seamlessly melding hardware, software and services for so long that it’s practically a cliché. But OS X 10.8 makes it feel like a fresh idea all over again–and the more Apple gear you own, the more you’ll get out of it.
 
90
SlashGear
iCloud is the glue that makes iPhone, iPad and, now with Mountain Lion, Mac, each act as an extension of the same holistic whole. If you love your Mac, OS X Mountain Lion is a no-brainer upgrade.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
There is little to complain about here if you are already using OS X Lion, and the £13.99 is well spent -more so if you use an iPhone or an iPod.
 
80
CNET
Though it's not a complete system or interface overhaul, Mountain Lion's improved core apps and new features make it well worth the $19.99 price.
 
90
Engadget
Does Mountain Lion justify its $20 price tag? Yes. Of course it does. If you're an OS X user with a reasonably new piece of hardware, stop what you're doing and upgrade now.
 
90
TechCrunch
For now, Mountain Lion will stand atop the mountain. It’s solid, polished, and perhaps most importantly, cheap.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
OS X Mountain Lion marries some of the best aspects of the iPad with lots of innovative new features to make owning a Mac even more satisfying.
 
60
Gizmodo
Even at $20, most consumers will not find Mountain Lion worth the upgrade. And it doesn't seem to speed up your Mac. People looking for things like Twitter integration and Cloud storage should get it. Everyone else, you can save your coins.
 
90
Macworld
Mountain Lion is the next step after Lion. It’s Apple’s current state of the art. If you’re running Lion (or even if you’re a holdout running Snow Leopard), I recommend hopping on board.

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