Looks good but functionally no better than older models
Sandy "sandy", Amazon
3 June 2009
Summary: I have been using this shaver for almost a month now. It is aesthetic. However compared to my older philips model HQ7870 it shaves no better. In fact I could see some hairs spilling out of the space beneath the shaver blades. I agree with some reviewers that its advertisement has been hyped. The trimmer is pathetic and does not work.I rang the philips customer service and they were good in giving me the address of a dealer who could repair it.
Summary: This Arcitec series of razors has been over-hyped in line with their general performance. For Phillips to boast that this razor gives the best ever electric shave is a gross over statement as it appears to do nothing more than other cheaper products offered by the same manufacturer. Its general build quality cannot be denied and the razor is, without doubt, aesthetically pleasing.