This vacuum has great cleaning power for low pile carpet and does great on hard floors. It has a handle that teloscops and can be retracted for easy storage, this makes it fit in small cabinets and closets. This vacuums compact design, ease of use, and on/off brush roll for carpets and hard floors makes it great for college dorms and small homes or buisnesses. It has an easy empty dust cup and a washable filter to make cleaning the vacuum a breeze. The light weight design of the vacuum cleaner and retractable handle makes it great for cleaning stairs and padded furnature. Maneuverability The vacuums lightweight and compact design makes this vacuum easy to use when trying to clean behind, beside, or underneath furniture. Ease of Maintenance All you have to do to maintain this vacuum is empty dust cup after every use and rinse the filter once a month, other than that just keep the brush bar free of an abstructions and it will continue to run like new. Suction Performance Gets carpets completely clean with every use. Versatility Has no hose or attachments so it cannot do any above floor cleaning except couches. The cleaner can to any dry cleaning on carpet or hard floor. Design It fits anywhere you can take it. Durability Does not las as long as other vacuums.