Summary: I have had the unit for 2 summers. It sucks. You can't empty it easily. It does not cool our master bedroom and I regret buying it, especially at the cost. Please just buy a window unit. You will regret this purchase.
Summary: I bought this product to condition the downstairs master bedroom at night so I did not have to cool the whole first floor. This product is quite loud. You can sleep through it, but it is more than just white noise. It is louder than a box fan on high. You will have to modify it to make it work well. The other reviews that mention foam board or some other insulator around the window vent are absolutely correct. It is also a good idea to wrap the air tube with insulation.
Summary: So I looked around locally before ordering such a heavy device online, but it was cheaper with free shipping so how couldn't I buy it? I was a bit worried when it came, because the box was so big, but its mostly padding, the unit is very respectably sized, and while it has some weight to it, the wheels make it super easy to move around. The unit is easy to understand, works great, I wish I had bought one a long time ago.
Summary: this is a great product. We have it in my sons room which is the room over the garage and being the furthest room from out upstairs unit this portable unit does the trick!! I would totally recommend this product.