Summary: If you expect a quiet A/C unit, get a smaller size, or place a good distance from where you will be most of the time.
Pros: Cools great. Quiet when compared to cooling capacity. Other units this powerful are louder. The room this cools has never been more comfortable(the last unit I had was the same capacity, but couldn't keep up.
Cons: Didn't come with the brackets needed to mount in my style window. I was able to modify the brackets from my old unit to make them work for this unit.
Summary: Front casing is plastic like all other units of its class but the casing, mounts, and coils are well made. Filter assembly probably could have been better thought out but works. 10000btu 110v for under $150 shipped, I can handle the slightly louder fan.
Pros: Installation is easy and the parts for it are better than most, comes with foam for the outside edges. Cools very well, will freeze you out of the room if set lower than 70. for a cheap window unit that cools great this is the one. Directionality on the vent acually works.
Cons: fan noise is a little loud but not a concern for me, last unit was much louder and made all sorts of horrible noises that would not let me sleep. the fan is no louder than ambient sound of all the other electronics in the room. If your looking for a silent AC you dont want to buy this one.
Summary: I own another SHARP unit that is probably four or five years old and it is awesome. I cannot believe these two units were made by the same manufacturer.
Pros: Blows cold air.
Cons: LOUD. Makes strange noises. Cheap construction. I have never been so dissappointed with a product from a reputable manufacturer such as SHARP. I plan on giving this junk to charity in the fall when Louisiana finally cools off. I hate this A/C more than simple words can describe.