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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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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

So long as you have a touch-enabled PC, Windows 8 is easier to use than you may have feared. Just give yourself time to master the learning curve.

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Pros
  • Works well on tablets, traditional PCs
  • Deep integration with SkyDrive, Xbox
  • Free music streaming
  • Improved multi-monitor support
Cons
  • Steep learning curve
  • Frustrating to use with a mouse
  • Limited selection in Windows Store

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Critic Reviews 32
77
 
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Computer OS
Source model
Closed
Architecture
64, 32

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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).

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82
 

User Reviews

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evanextreme
Just an FYI, I am reviewing the Developer Preview of Windows 8 which is available...read more
80
TiliV
There isn't much for a pedestrian like me to say about the Windows Developer...read more
90
kikeskat
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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