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81
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

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).

New York Times says:

You'll hear few complaints about the operating system itself, especially when it's compared with previous versions. No matter what you think of Microsoft, using Windows XP on a new or very recent PC feels sure, swift and satisfying. And that's a big deal.
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User Reviews

70
fendee1
I have been running windows xp now for close to a decade now after 479 updates...read more
70
billmachon
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
100
Gogo
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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86
Average Critic Score

Openness

60
 

Ease of use

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

90
 

Configurability

80
 

Speed

100
 

How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

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Critic

53
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

73
 

User

75
 
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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Engadget

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Critic

53
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

73
 

User

75
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

Engadget

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Critic

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User

94
 
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