Summary: I bought this shaver to replace a top of the line Panasonic that probably would have been fine with replacement blades. Based on reviews chose the Braun 7-790. This is a great shaver well made feels good in the hands, and gives a very close shave. I shave my head as well as my face, and shave every day. I got a very close shave with my Panasonic in around 4 to 5 minutes. The Braun gives me as close a shave but takes closer to 10 minutes.
Summary: I have used the Braun 8000 Series for almost nine years, with good results. The Braun Series 7-790cc shaver was recently purchased, and the technological improvements in the Braun, these nine years, has been impressive and much appreciated. The shave is faster, closer and without nicking (so far). (Nicking, even 'plugging' of the lip, though rare with the 8000 Series, was an occasional nuisance.
Summary: I know it's not designed for it but in addition to shaving my face, I am also bald. I put this on the heavy setting, and not only did I shave my face and head (very smooth shave on both), it took a total of 9 minutes for both. Positively Shocking!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: Anytime you could get this razor for $150. or so, and have made the big decision rotary (Norelco-type) or Linear. (This type) than buy it! This is my 4th Braun over the years, and top of the line to avoid a possible regret later. Count on this to last you at least 5 years of daily use. However you break that down, it's a Value. Enjoy, and replace the foil and cutter every 6-9 months, depending on your beard.
Summary: I was a little reluctant to purchase this shaver but it came with a 60 day return policy. I have been using this product going on three weeks now and have no plans to return it. I get a close comfortable shave and my sensitive skin feels great. Place the shaver back in it's craddle and it charges and cleans itself. I have tried many different way's to shave from two, three, five blades all the while the price was going up and up.