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89
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

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

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Engadget Review

Pros
  • Beautiful new UISpeed improvements throughoutNew Windows Media Center
Cons
  • Few major changes over VistaInternet ExplorerSomewhat expensive
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User Reviews

90
greedoe
Feeling more thought out and just more of an update than VIsta ever was, Windows...read more
100
GabrielB
I don't want to make a bold "Mac killer" statement as they always...read more
100
mraldo
I used Windows Vista before I got Windows 7, and I suppose I was one of the...read more
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86
Average Critic Score

Openness

55
 

Ease of use

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

90
 

Configurability

80
 

Speed

80
 

How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

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Critic

53
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

73
 

User

76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

Engadget

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Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

94
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

53
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

73
 

User

76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

Engadget

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Critic

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User

94
 
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