There are three common versions of the Braun Series 7 shaver on the market. The 790cc itself which has all the bells and whistles, and then in the USA there is the 760cc, while in the UK there is the 720cc.
There are not too many differences between the three model, in that basically all three utilize the same shaver technology, but there are missing certain features or extras missing from the latter two that you might value having. So let us examine what these differences are.
The differences between the 790cc and the 760cc (USA)
The main difference here is that rather than featuring an LCD panel that will give you all sorts of useful information about the usage and condition of your charger for example the amount of shaving time left in terms of the current charge level of the rechargeable battery, the 760cc does not feature this LCD panel. Instead it has LED indicator lights.
Some people may prefer to have an LCD panel providing additional info, others may not. It also lack a fast clean option in the Clean and Renew unit. So basically you will have to wait a little longer to gain access to your shaver after putting it in the Clean and Renew unit for cleaning. Other than these two things the main difference is in cosmetic appearance.
The 790cc is colored with a mixture of a silver main frame and dark blue accent, whereas the 760cc is silver with a grey accent. The difference in price is rather negligible. At the time of writing the cheapest that the 760cc is retailing for is $204.99, while the 790cc is just $15 more at $219.99. Personally speaking, if I’m spending over $200 on a shaver, an extra $15 is negligible to having a shaver with the whole enchilada, as the saying goes. So I would buy the 790cc.
The differences between the 790cc and the 720cc (UK)
The 720cc like the 760cc described above has LED lights instead of the 790cc’s more useful LCD panel with information on the condition of your shaver, but there is one more much more significant difference between the 790cc and the 720cc. The main additional difference here is that you also lose the clean and renew unit.
Now this is a much more significant difference. Having a unit that automatically cleans out and freshens your shaver between uses is simply a once you have it, you will never go back to manually cleaning kind of thing. For anyone that has never owned a shaver with self cleaning ability, you do not know what you have been missing.
The price difference here is more substantial than the difference between the 790cc and 760cc. At the time of writing the 720cc retails as low as £100, while the 790cc is £195. So the question you have to ask yourself is, would you like a self cleaning shaver as well as one that gives you more information about the condition of your shaver?
If you have never had a self cleaning shaver before then this feature may not seem essential to you. I can only describe it as “Imagine having a shaver where you have only wiped away what dirt and debris you could with a brush between uses and one that is thoroughly and hygienically clean and smells fresh between uses.”
If you are someone that has become accustomed to having a self cleaning shaver, then the loss of this unit will be much more significant to you in making your decision.