The most impressive upright, stick, and robot vacuums from the models we've tested so far.
Dyson's newest stick vacuum adds a powered brush roll to help it agitate dirt and compete with uprights at fine particle pickup.
Hoover's $300 Air Cordless struggles to match the power of our favorite uprights.
The DC41's design disappointed us, and the DC65's isn't any better. Despite the strong performance scores, this pricey Dyson is still difficult to recommend.
If your cleaning needs are limited to dust and other small stuff, this Samsung is stellar, but plenty of other uprights deliver better performance and usability for less.
CNET Appliances takes a look at the budget Panasonic MC-UL429 Pet-Friendly Bagless JetForce Upright Vacuum Cleaner.
A closer look at this Panasonic vacuum.
Don't dash out to buy this Dirt Devil.
The disappointing Dirt Devil Dash gets its close-up.
Samsung adds vacuum cleaners to its repertoire at CES 2014
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Spend a little more and get much better performance with other vacuums.