Updated 14 Feb 2017

Dyson

V8 Absolute

Snapshot: The Dyson V8 Absolute cordless stick vacuum comes with plenty of accessories. But how well does it clean floors?

V8 Absolute
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1049

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Test results

Overall score
82
Carpet full clean
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Corners & edges
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good carpet cleaning.
  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • Very good hard-floor cleaning.
  • Very good corners-and-edges cleaning.
  • Excellent car-cleaning ability.
  • Easy to use.
  • Can be used as a hand-held.
  • Has power heads for hard floor and carpet.
  • Has crevice tool, upholstery tool and dusting brush.
  • Has HEPA filter.

But

  • Short running time at maximum power.

How we test: cordless stick models

Overall score includes:

Carpet: 30%
Hard floor cleaning: 10%
Corners and edges: 15%
Pet hair: 15%
Ease of use: 30%

Price is from a March 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1049
Type
Cordless stick
Head type
Power
Reliability
88%
Satisfaction
76%

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
72
Edge distance at side/front (mm)
Not measured
Reach (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
2.5
Bagless
Yes
Bag/bin volume (L)
0.3
Power measured (W)
Not measured
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery voltage
21.6
Claimed charge time (hours)
5
Running time (minutes)
9

Features

Hand-held option
Yes
HEPA filter
Yes
Variable power
Yes
Wand suction control
n/a
Carpet height control
n/a

More Info

Notes
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Availability
-

Member reviews

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