Summary: second braun razor i've owned. got the first one (an 8000 series ) as a christmas gift and loved it. ten years later it's time to get a new one. was willing to settle for the lesser of the 7 series razors, but the deal on the 790 7 series to good to pass up. second braun razor and man!!! if this thing holds up as well as my first i will never shave with anything else.
Summary: Purchased for my husband when he could no longer find the lotion required by his old razor. He has a fairly heavy beard and is very pleased with the performance of the Braun. If he hasn't shaved for several days (over a long week-end or vacation) he still needs to pre-shave with a disposable. He's never found an electric that can do that job. Research showed Walmart had the best price online and the shaver arrived super quickly.
Summary: With the design offering ease of use and lack of complication, there are several features I find attractive. One is the change of speed. I find that on the second speed for myself works wonders on the neck area. This feature allows for a personalized shave allowing me to adjust to my needs. I enjoy the cleaning system!
Summary: In terms of "does it shave" then answer is yes. The shave is close and smooth. It does take a little more time than my old (OLD) Norelco, but the results are better. On the negative side, I bought the razor online without ever handling one. Even if I handled one, I might have missed the fact that automatic cleaning is via a reservoir of alcohol like fluid. This requires handling of the charger/cleaner unit with care.