Summary: I've had enough of the messy bagless and went back to bagged. This vacuum has more cleaning power than the Electrolux "premium" vacuum it replaced. We have a spot at the bottom of a stairway that had matted down and we were considering replacing. This vac made this carpeting stand up again like it had ten years ago.
Summary: It does a great job of getting dirt from my rugs. Light weight and easy to manipulate around furniture. The price is very reasonable. I found the small canister to be easy to use and efficient to use on the car mats.
Summary: This is an excellent lightweight vacuum, and also comes with the bonus small canister vacuum for steps. We researched it before buying and it was top rated by a consumer magazine. We are very happy with the purchase and WalMart had the lowest price we could find anywhere. It has great suction and gets everything out of the corners on our hardwood floors. It is also great on carpets.
Summary: Both machines get the job done well. Love that both are bagged. HEPA is a plus. I have used bagless for years, and hate the idea of emptying the dirt bin. Having to empty the dirt bin into a trash can by tapping it defeats the purpose of vaccumming the dirt. Don't you think? The upright is light enough, but not as light as Oreck. It can goes pretty flat. The cord is really long. The light is very good and helpful.