Summary: I purchased my first Dyson, but I chose the smallest that is made so as to handle it better(11lbs). It does not suck up as well as my Hoover Vac; I heard they suck even the throw rugs up into the vac. This one does not, I could pass the vac over the throw rugs without loss of rug. The directions that came with it, is the poorest I've seen my life to this point.
Summary: I was under the imprestion that the ball turned easy. But it does not. Not very happy with that feature. It is light weight and I do like that. I did not know that the next size up would be better as far as the turning to go around furniture or doorways, etc. When recommending this Dyson to family or friends I will advice the larger model.
Summary: First, this is a very good vacuum, just not at this price. It looks fancy and is relatively quiet compared to other cheaper vacuums I've owned. It stays true to its word: it's never lost suction. The filters only need to be cleaned about once/month; compared to weekly for other past vacuums. I think it's because the dust chambers do a much better job of settling out dust than others. It's light and easy to maneuver with the ball.
Summary: After seeing all the commercials and reading the review we decided to pay the extra $150+ to buy the Dyson over the other leading brands. My first impression is the dc24 is smaller than I was thinking it would be. The suction in my opinion is a lot less than my Hoover. My Hoover would suck up any cord it ran over. Although this is not a positive at least it had the power to do it. You will never have this problem with the dc24.
Summary: Dyson vacuums sound like the best, but after buying and trying one, I find Dyson tried to re-make the product and did not retain the tried and true features of good old vacuums. 1) We have wood floors with a few rugs, so the on/off switch is a real PAIN. It turns the vacuum on in the vibrating/rug mode which is NOT good for wood floors. So, I have to lift the vacuum to turn it on by pushing at least twice on the switch.
Summary: Pros: Weight, size and maneuverability, assembly Cons: Price, power button hard to depress, filter cleaning Compared different vacuums for a replacement since my old vacuum had a motor burn out; went with Dyson on someone's recommendation and other reviews. This is my first Dyson product. Vacuumed once and Dyson seemed to pick up all the dirt although I had to reach up into chamber to retrieve fine fibers.