GamePC heeft een uitgebreide preview in elkaar gedraait die Windows Millennium Edition bekijkt vanuit het oogpunt van een gamer. Ze geven eerst een uitgebreid overzicht van welke nieuwe functies we gaan zien in WinME en sluiten het artikel af met wat benchmarks die ons laten zien hoe dit OS op met moment presteerd tegenover Win98 en Win2K. Volgens GamePC zit het wel goed met de performance, stabiliteit van features in Windows Millennium en is er geen reden om niet up te graden van Windows98 naar Windows Millennium :
Even though I'm a person who likes to have control of every last aspect of his system and how it performed, I still found Windows ME to be quite a powerful operating system. While Windows 2000 is the obvious choice for most gamers buying new systems, those gamers out there with legacy hardware (and software) can still have the best of both worlds with Windows ME. Unlike Windows 2000, which has taken nearly 6 months to finally become mainstream, Windows ME's support for older Win9x drivers are sure to be noticed immediately.
Windows ME isn't an OS for everybody, and after using Windows 2000 extensively, it's hard to justify going back to a Win9x series OS. For those who do serious multitasking (15-30 programs at a time), you'll definitely notice a slowdown when using WinME compared to an NT-based OS. All things considered though, Windows ME will be quite a bit cheaper than 2000, all your games will run on it flawlessly, and the drivers for the OS are already out there and have been fine tuned, whereas many Windows 2000 drivers are being written from scratch.
For those still using Windows98, like many of you reading this review, there's really no reason not to upgrade to Windows ME. It's much more stable than Windows 98/98SE, has some cool new features, and is incredibly easy to upgrade to. Whether it's worth the $109 retail price to upgrade from your older OS, I'd have to say no at this time. Perhaps once the price drops down a bit, snag up a copy, or try WinME on a friend's computer before taking the plunge yourself. I can see quite a few gamers out there saying "This looks just like Windows 98, I spent $100 on this?!", and that's completely justifiable. I consider Windows 2000 worth the money that I spent on it, since it's a completely different OS from Windows 98, from the ground up. The majority of Windows ME's new features could have been released freely as service packs or downloadable upgrades, and that's what erks me the most.