Hoover Presto vs Linx which is better for your needs?

Hoover Presto and Hoover Linx are 2 Hoover battery operated vacuum cleaners. Though both of them can be used as a stick, there are many differences between them. Here are some key ones.

** The Presto features the small detachable handheld vacuum and a 3 in 1 tools, these allows it to clean counter top, get into crevice, and other hard to reach areas. While the Linx is only a stick vac comes with no tools.

** Both of them have motorized brush roller, but the one on the Presto is not able to turn off while the Linx has brush shutoff.

** About the battery and indicator. They use different types of batteries, the Linx uses Lithium ion battery while the Presto BH20090 use Nickel Cadmium battery. The Linx has an indicator on the vacuum that shows you the remaining battery life. While the Presto does not have such indicator. When charging the Linx, you take out the battery and place it into the charger. While charging the Presto, you put the whole vacuum onto the charger base to charge.

** Filtration. The Presto has a HEPA filter while the Linx does not use HEPA filter.

** Hoover Linx has a much larger dust bin. The dust cup on Presto is kind of small.

More specs details, read the side by side comparison table below.

Compare Hoover Linx BH50010 vs Presto BH20090 Specs

 Hoover Presto 2-in-1 Cordless Stick Vacuum BH20090Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner BH50010
Hoover Presto BH20090
DesignStick/Handheld 2 in 1Stick
Detachable Hand VacYesNo
Price$99.99 at Hoover.com on September 1, 2014$179.99 at Hoover.com on September 1, 2014
Bagged or BaglessBaglessBagless
Dirt Bin CapacityNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Battery Life IndicatorNoFuel Gauge
Fully Charge IndicatorYesYes
Power SourceBattery OperatedBattery Powered
Battery TypeNickel CadmiumLithium Ion
Power14.4 volts18 Volts
Batter Lifeabout 15 minutesabout 15 minutes
Charge Time6-8 hours less than 4 hours
Motorized BrushrollYesYes
Brushroll On/OffNoYes
Washable FiltersYesYes
HEPA FiltrationYesNo
Weight6 pounds7.3 pounds
WindTunnel TechnologyNoYes
Nozzle Width10.5"11"
Height AdjustmentNoSelf Adjust, No Manual Settings
Brushed Edge CleaningNoYes
Included Tools3-in-1 Dusting, Crevice, and Upholstery Tool No
Cleaning WandNoNo
Clear Dirt Cup Yes Yes
Clear Nozzle WindowYesNo
ColorGray or RedBlack and Glacier Blue
Full Bin IndicatorNoNo
Dirt FinderNoNo
Warranty1 year limited warranty2 year limited warranty
Manualdownload manualUser Guide

According to user reviews, as a stick vacuum, the overall performance of the Hoover Linx is better than the Hoover Presto, but you should also consider the price difference. If you want a hand and stick vac combo, then the Presto BH20090 meets your needs. If you need a cordless stick vacuum that is more powerful, with reasonable dust cup capacity, and faster charging, then choose the Linx BH50010.

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