Thank you Ian, that's very helpful.
Do you know if there a lot of difference in loss of power between this and a standard upright?
I understand what you are saying, it is a difficult one as I currently have a VAX Cylinder Power Pet which is 2,200Watts. Is this a big difference with the Dyson's power?
I usually run around certain areas with a small handheld each day and then use the VAX for the main vacuuming.
I find it extremely noisy and difficult to use with the hose and power lead getting in the way all the time, I have a flat with a large open plan lounge with kitchen so have to be swapping around with plug sockets to get this room done so thought about getting a cordless. I also find it difficult to get the parts on and off, even the hose attachment is a nightmare.
If I was going for a cordless, would you say Dyson is worth it? I've been thinking about one for ages but they are very expensive but I noticed it had a big sale in the Black Friday event so wanted to get some advice on it.