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Dyson DC49I Vacuum Cleaner

£599.99
£319.00 £280.99 cheaper than 86 days ago
1,050W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 4.9kg Dec 2012
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good suction
Poor product quality
47 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and T3.com this vacuum cleaner has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 43 owner reviews the average owner rating of this vacuum is 81 out of 100. Over 74% of reviewers gave this vacuum either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 10,983 owner and expert reviews (including 2,970 verified purchases) for Dyson vacuums and found that on average Dyson has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Dyson has good reviews specifically for its medium maximum input power vacuum cleaners. 90% of those that bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Suction

Thirteen Dyson DC49 owners said in their reviews that it had good suction. Philjohn gave the product a rating of 9 stars and mentioned “It is extremely light weight, works well has powerful suction”. Two years ago Philippe mentioned “For the powerful suction--- TWO STARS”. Three years ago Susan Warner mentioned in her review of the Dyson DC49 “Very compact, light weight and good suction” and scored it 8 stars.

Difficult to Empty

Two customers agreed that the Dyson DC49 was not easy to empty. M. Kiya Z. Byers wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon two years ago “The bin fills very rapidly - which is understandable, given the unit's size - and then, worse, is difficult to empty; much of the debris gets compacted”. Ali wrote “For the benefit of having such a light, easy vacuum I don't mind that at all and it's super easy to empty” in his Dyson DC49 review.

Portable

Three customers who purchased the Dyson DC49 reckoned that it was easy to move around.

Good Brush

One customer who reviewed the Dyson DC49 mentioned that it had a good brush. Doug mentioned in his review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “A stair brush which is excellent”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Eight people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Compact, stylish body” in their review of this vacuum cleaner but they only gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 1 stars. Trustedreviews.com wrote “What is the Dyson DC49? The Dyson DC49 is the company's latest compact cylinder vacuum cleaner” in their Dyson DC49 review. Trustedreviews.com also said “The Dyson DC49 is quiet, compact and a something of a joy to use” in their review.

Three Dyson DC49 reviewers who bought the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Psychologically, one of the hardest things about vacuuming your home is usually the very thought of dragging a big heavy machine down corridors”. Doug said on Amazon “I was fed up dragging my heavy Dyson upright up” in his review of the Dyson DC49 and rated the product 7 stars. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “Sold in uk by Philips UK at Argos only) still knocks spots of Dysons, though the Philips is quite heavy - The Philips it is so rebustly built” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Three Dyson DC49 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Doug he said “This model is so lightweight and easy to handle” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Doug also said “Lightweight, well equipped” in his review. Doug also wrote “* Lightweight * Easy to carry upstairs * Excellent Suction * Very effective at dusting” in his review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Sunparanoid Mum wrote three years ago “Really easy to push and has great suction! Easy to carry and great on stairs as it can either be carried” in their Dyson DC49 review.

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Average Weight

At 4.9 kilograms, the Dyson DC49 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other vacuums of a comparable type and age to this vacuum.

Other vacuum cleaners with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Numatic RSV130 (£248.50) (6kg and cheaper), or the Miele Complete C3 Parquet (5.4kg and cheaper).

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £280.99 (47%)

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Reasonably Priced

Three Dyson DC49 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was expensive. Jon Boy wrote three years ago “I hesitated before getting this Dyson because opinion seems split between those who say they're great and those who say they're overpriced” in his Dyson DC49 review. John Derbyshire gave the Dyson DC49 a score of 8 stars and he said in his review of the Dyson DC49 “A bit expensive”.

Two Dyson DC49 reviewers who bought the Dyson DC49 reckoned that it was good value for money. Q4quality rated this vacuum cleaner 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Even if they are priced at the higher end”. Terence Heslin scored the product 8 stars and he said in his Dyson DC49 review “Good value quick service thanks”.

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Expensive

The cheapeast vacuum cleaners of this age and type that we found costs £44 and the most expensive costs £10,000,000. We think that this vacuum cleaner looks expensive for a vacuum that has been around for more than two years.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One Dyson DC49 owner who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance. J. Saunders wrote on Amazon “There is a piece of material stuck across the head, I assume this is to help it slide easier across flat surfaces - this has already come off” in their Dyson DC49 review.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers who purchased the product agreed that it was quiet. Expert review site T3.com mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “The Dyson DC49, is the British brand's smallest, quietest and lightest cleaner to date” and scored this vacuum cleaner 6 stars. M. Kiya Z. Byers wrote “The motor is exceptionally quiet” in their Dyson DC49 review and gave the Dyson DC49 a rating of 8 stars.

One customer who bought the product considered that it was noisy. Three years ago Tara gave the product a rating of 7 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Less noisy, great suction”.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Dyson released the DC49 in December 2012.


Design

Poor Product Quality

Three customers reckoned that it was not good quality. Tracey J. Wood said “Not fit for purpose, save your money” in his review of the Dyson DC49. Tracey J. Wood also said “Have to agree that it's not fit for purpose” in his review. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their Dyson DC49 review on Amazon “The quality of the build is awful”.

Robust

Six Dyson DC49 owners who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Q4quality wrote on Amazon “Overall this product is brilliantly engineered”. Two years ago Philippe mentioned on Amazon “A small piece of solid widetritus, such as a drawing pin, paper clip”. Doug mentioned “A solid lance”.

One Dyson DC49 reviewer thought the product was easy to damage or scratch. Philippe mentioned in their review of the Dyson DC49 two years ago “The fringes on a collection of Persian rugs have been destroyed”.

One Dyson DC49 reviewer reckoned that it was reliable. M. Kiya Z. Byers said in their Dyson DC49 review on Amazon “The DC49 is a disappointment just as all other current-generation Dysons are to users who can remember how reliable and versatile their old DC04s, DC08s, DC14s etc”.

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Easy to Use

Three customers agreed that it was easy to use. Two years ago Q4quality said “Dyson is so simple to use, empty and clean” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. In the same month M. Kiya Z. Byers wrote “The wand is too short for anyone above, say, 5'9" to use comfortably” in their review of the Dyson DC49 and rated this vacuum cleaner 6 stars.

One customer thought it was easy to assemble. Jon Boy said “The vacuum is easy to assemble and easy to empty the cylinder” in his Dyson DC49 review.

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Well Designed

Six people thought this vacuum cleaner was good looking. Trustedreviews.com wrote “Stylishly designed it will fit in with any swanky pad.”. M. Kiya Z. Byers wrote “It is pretty crazy that the suction power of the DC49 (as specified in air watts) is greater than that of most other current-generation Dyson vacuum cleaners” in their Dyson DC49 review. Three years ago Jon Boy gave it a score of 6 stars and he wrote in his review of the Dyson DC49 “I'm sure you could get very similar performance from a less stylish brand for significantly less cost”.

Four customers agreed that the product was well designed. Siliconrepublic.com wrote in their Dyson DC49 review “Ergonomic design” . Two years ago Amazon Customer gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote “Motorhead design had got better.” in their Dyson DC49 review. John Derbyshire scored it 7 stars and he said on Amazon “The compact design limits this” in his review of the Dyson DC49.

One customer reckoned that this vacuum cleaner was smooth. Tara wrote in her review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “It goes very smooth”. One Dyson DC49 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was neat. Ted wrote three years ago “Has brilliant suction, very neat little machine”.

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Power

1,050 Watt Maximum Input Power

This is a 1,050 Watt vacuum cleaner.

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Dyson DC49 Review Sources

To prepare this Dyson DC49 review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 1,851 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 142,696 product attributes, 28,888 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,635,200 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

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