Summary: I usually shave my beard by regular razor every other day but Braun 790 makes it twice a week. I had Philips with three rotator heads was good for once a week but it causes allergy(redness) to my neck skin. Braun 790 cc needs go back and forth on the under-chin hair. It needs cleaning by special cleaning system and solution. It is faster than Philips but slower than regular razor. It is used on dry skin. I have it for two weeks and this is my fourth shaving with it.
Summary: Good razor and the self cleaning system is fantastic. The locking mechanism is a little fragile. Plastic parts. Definitely would recommend. Have had no razor burns whatsoever. Wife says leaves face smooth.
Summary: Only had this shaver about a month or so. It does give a close shave, but it's brand new with new blades & should give a good close shave, I have an older Braun model 7505 that needed new foil & blades so I though I would try the new model series 7-790cc. Well the older Braun 7505 is built much better then the new model. Both shave close. The new model series 7-790cc has a cleaning station that works good at cleaning the blades.
Summary: My 7090 replace my 8585 I still use my 8585 the cleaner is broken. 7090 is a very close 2nd. But because of the price it's 1st place due to it's Outstanding value and proven quality thanks to the 8585.
Summary: I bought this Braun to replace my older Braun. I'm keeping the older one for my travel kit. If you've never used an electric shaver before you'll love it. The nice thing with these razors is that I normally get nearly a year on the razor head. When you replace that, can be bought at walmart, it's like a brand new razor all over again.