|Product||Microsoft Windows 8||Apple iOS 7||Windows Phone 8||Google Chrome OS|
|Price||$76.97 to $202.14||Free|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||Info unavailable||4 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||2.5 stars||0 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||October 26, 2012||Info unavailable||October 29, 2012||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.
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Windows Phone 8 is absolutely worth using, especially if you enjoy a simpler, bolder interface. However, if you need a robust app selection now, stick with the more fully formed Android and iOS.
Chrome OS struggles with the delineation between apps and Web sites, even though they are fast growing together. Great for students and casual home use, the day is coming when it'll be competitive, but it's not yet a replacement for a more mature OS.
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