I've been looking for a new vacuum for the apartment that would be upright, powerful and slim. My old favorite - a Dyson Mr. Slim - is no longer available. I had been using a canister vacuum and become very frustrated as they don't store very well in my closet (they fall about!). This weekend I finally got a DC24 and test drove it all over the apartment. It's a small home dream machine. Using all of Dyson's latest ball technology and innovative wand and floor tool designs, this model is much more compact than the bigger models, but maneuvers super nicely, sucks with strength and practically disappears in the closet. I totally recommend it.