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Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000

We have collected and analyzed 41 expert reviews and 263 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 76/100. The average review date is Apr 24, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 364437 reviews from other Keyboards. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The design and reliability also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, reliability, design, size, durability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the size and durability. The design and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, durability, size

price

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 (Silver)Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 (Silver)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 review

 

Microsoft's new $150 Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 mouse and keyboard set comes chock-full of the features we expect from a media-oriented input device package. From the long-range Bluetooth connectivity to the touch-sensitive keyboard cursor...

Media and cursor keyboard buttons make it easy to control your desktop from across the room.

Curved design adds little comfort and makes typing imprecise; keyboard doesn't grip your desk as well as it should.

Microsoft fits a number of useful features on to the keyboard in its new Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 set, but we're not sold. We'll give it credit for its easy-to-use media control buttons, but the keyboard lacks too much overall polish...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Carlos Bergfeld (wired.com)

Review: Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 Keyboard and Mouse

 

If you're left with a few shillings after a Vista OS upgrade, you may want to sink the rest of your cash into this sleek...

Less than an inch thick. Lightweight and sturdy. Elegant, uncluttered design. Mouse-emulating keyboard controls work perfectly. Keyboard enters sleep mode when you’re away to conserve battery power. Both mouse and keyboard sport battery life...

Small directional pad unresponsive at times, hard to use accurately. Keyboard isn’t rechargeable or backlit. No number pad, small arrow keys. A tad expensive

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Will Smith (maximumpc.com)

Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 7000

 

The problem with having a PC in your living room is simple. It's the mouse. Mousing on the couch is a royal pain in the ass.

This keyboard system allows you to comfortably lounge on the couch while instant messaging and browsing the web--or whatever else you need to do

The keyboard is an unusual shape, but mainly to ensure its convenience on your lap. And the off-centered keys are likely something we can adjust to after some practice

If Microsoft improves the performance of the mouse surface and ditches the then-unnecessary mouse, this could be a killer living-room keyboard.

May, 2007

Expert review by : garfi3ld (lanoc.org)

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000

 

After living with an HTPC as a main source of television for months now I quickly learned that a wired mouse and keyboard just weren't going to cut it. In the world of wireless keyboards and mice there is an almost endless selection, a quick search on...

If you are hesitant about replacing your Media Center remote with a full keyboard and mouse solution you should really give the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 a chance. It's clear that Microsoft designed this from the ground up for use with HTPC's...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Active Network (activewin.com)

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000

 

Sleek Aluminum Design, 4 USB Ports, Charging Hub, Backlit keys, Features Best Suited for advanced versions of Vista, Windows Vista Certified

No keypad, Expensive, Keyboard is pretty flat, Mouse is the same as stand-alone

This product is perfect for those who want the latest in technology and style on their desktop. While best suited for Windows Vista Home Premium / Ultimate users to take advantage of all the features available (such as the Media Center features, etc.),...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Hi-Tech Reviews (hi-techreviews)

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 Review

 

We have used the mouse and keyboard with our Home Theater PC for the better part of two and one half weeks and I have to say that there was a slight bit of getting used to it.  I started off by having problems with the touch sensitive keys but after...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Geek.com (geek.com)

Review: Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000

 
Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Hardware Pacers (hardware-pacers.com)

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000

 

The Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 8000 is a remarkable keyboard and mouse combination that gives users a plethora of combinations and uses. From wireless freedom and cursor control in a single keyboard device to amazing response from a wireless...

Simple Install, Super Cool ambient backlighting, Customizable buttons make using the computer as enjoyable and easy as possible, Slim design keyboard makes using this system very comfortable and portable, Many customizable and convenient buttons...

Top functional panel registers accidental keystrokes (too sensitive)

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Active Network (activewin.com)

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000

 

Quick Access to functionality – Magnifier, Open Application Viewer, Light, Wireless/Bluetooth, Rechargeable Battery, Customizable/Easy to setup

Instant Viewer should take advantage of Vista’s Flip 3D instead using its own implementation, Not optimized for really fast games., Clicking scroll wheel to activate Instant Viewer is not as instant as advertised

What can I say? I love the Wireless Entertain Desktop 7000 and I am positively overwhelmed by its many features. Its tight integration with Windows Vista will leave users of the operating system very impressed and comfortable. When I look back at my...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Rob Williams (techgage.com)

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000

 

If you have a media PC, chances are you are looking for the perfect keyboard and mouse to compliment it. Microsoft's prime offering is the Wireless Desktop 7000, which uses Bluetooth technology and is perfectly suited for Windows Vista.

Everything on the left hand side is pretty self-explanatory. We have the media playback keys, the left and right-click for the keyboard mouse, a magnifier, gadgets button and a Windows Live Call button. I don't have a problem with any of the placements...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA

Keyboard

Device interface:RF Wireless
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:105
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY

Mouse

Mouse included: Yes

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XPP, HE, MCE Tablet PCE, 2000\nMac OS X 10.2 - 10.4 (OS X 10.0 - 10.1)
I/O ports:USB

Power

Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100
Minimum processor:Pentium 233MHz
Minimum RAM:128