www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
7.7 out of 10

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

Windows 8 is ready for business - delivering the power and famil Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

Showing 1-10 of 22
Overall 8
8.0

Microsoft Windows 8.1 ( French)

CNET
17 October 2013
  • Summary: If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.
  • Pros: Windows 8.1 adds many useful tweaks and fixes, including a new version of the missing Start button, better searching, the ability to boot directly to the desktop, and a much-improved app store. Plus, it's free for current Windows 8 users.
  • Cons: The split between the touch-friendly tiles and throwback desktop mode is still awkward, and the OS is hard to use without a touch screen. While welcome, the new Start button doesn't behave like the classic version, and the Windows app store still lacks serious software, especially for gamers.
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

PC Magazine
26 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Windows Phone 8 is a good-looking, well-designed, easy-to-use mobile operating system, but with a very different set of apps compared with other platforms, it's still for mavericks.
  • Pros: Well-designed interface. Excellent Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Windows 8 compatibility. Top-notch social network integration.
  • Cons: App selection is different from, and less than on other mobile platforms. Poor Mac compatibility. Few GPS navigation options on non-Nokia phones.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
8.5

Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Engadget
14 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Windows Phone 8.1 is the OS we've been waiting for years to see, bringing a notification center, personal assistant and other great touches.
  • Pros: Action Center is well-designed, desperately needed, Cortana voice assistant works well considering it's still in beta, Swipe keyboard is easy to use, More modern hardware support, More personalization options
  • Cons: Large phones can't take full advantage of the screen space, Google support still lagging
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

PC Magazine
8 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Windows Phone 8 is a good-looking, well-designed, easy-to-use mobile operating system, but with a very different set of apps compared with other platforms, it's still for mavericks.
  • Pros: Well-designed interface. Excellent Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Windows 8 compatibility. Top-notch social network integration.
  • Cons: App selection is different from, and less than on other mobile platforms. Poor Mac compatibility. Few GPS navigation options on non-Nokia phones.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.2

Windows 8 review

Engadget
27 February 2013
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • 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
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

thinkdigit.com
3 November 2012
  • Summary: Windows Phone 8 (WP8) is elegant, personable, and different. It absolutely shines for those who use their smartphones for a lot of calling, texting, and Facebooking, and especially people who connect to Microsoft anything—whether that's Outlook, Hotmail, Exchange, Skydrive, Office 365, or Xbox.
  • Pros: Well-designed interface, Excellent Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Windows 8 compatibility, Top-notch social network integration
  • Cons: App selection is different from, and less than on other mobile platforms, Poor Mac compatibility, Few GPS navigation options on non-Nokia phones
  • Read full review

Microsoft Windows 8

TechReviewSource.com
25 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Microsoft's Windows 8 is a bold innovation, melding the worlds of tablets and PCs. Its excellent touch input, an app store, and better performance are compelling, but the changes will be too drastic for some and as a completely new product, a few rough edges remain.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

Windows Phone 8 review

TechRadar UK
20 November 2014
  • Summary: Three tile sizes, lots of layout options: are you spoiled for choice or in control?
  • Pros: Slick interface, Huge amount of feature support, Skype integration, This is a delightful, elegant, enticing smartphone OS with a great browser and the best default touch keyboard bar none – and yes, maps that actually work. Building Lenses into the camera app means you're more likely to remember ...
  • Cons: Won't run on older phones, App store is smaller, Not as immersive as other platforms, The Wallet is only going to be useful when your bank and your mobile operator catch up with the new technology, although isn't necessarily a hindrance. Xbox Music will tempt you with music you can't listen to un...
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

Windows 8 review

TechRadar UK
25 March 2014
  • Summary: Our definitive look at the latest version of Windows
  • Pros: On the right hardware, it's sleek, fast and fun, Huge security improvements, Better battery life, faster boot, Great for touch, Windows 8 is faster; you'll notice the difference on older PCs as much as on new machines. Battery life improves enough to be noticeable. And it's significantly more sec...
  • Cons: Start menu gone, Can't boot to the desktop, You'll want a touchscreen/trackpad gestures/Touch Mouse, Modern UI will annoy some, Some older CPUs won't run it, The new experience and interface is far from universally popular and while every interface is a matter of personal taste, the range of opin...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.3
Ease of use 7
6.7

Microsoft Windows 8.1

PC Pro
22 October 2013
  • Conclusion: A collection of improvements that add some welcome flexibility to Windows 8
  • Read full review
Next page >>