This vacuum is light weight and small, however, if the hose were longer and the power cord was longer, I would have given it an excellent rating. It's the perfect size for condo or apartment living and for those that don't want a heavy machine, it does pick up a lot of dirt and the bagless feature is great, as well. The concept of the hose attached to the handle is a great idea and it's easy to access it with a click of a button, however, an additional section for the hose feature would allow for a longer reach when cleaning under a bed or couch. The power cord has the same problem, it would be more effective if the cord were 1-2 ft. longer. Other than that, the vacuum is effective.