Be aware that you will need to replace the battery after 2 or 3 years. Mine lasted 2 1/2 years. after paying 600 for the v8 absolute Im not happy about it and instead of owning up to it, dyson tried to say its my fault because I didn't clean the filters right. People all over the net are saying the same thing about the battery. If you aren't willing to shell out $129 plus tax and shipping every couple of years, I wouldn't bother to buy one. If i knew this when I bought mine, I wouldn't have. While it worked it was great though.