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 BH20090||Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner BH50010|
|Design||Stick/Handheld 2 in 1||Stick|
|Detachable Hand Vac||Yes||No|
|Price||$99.99 at Hoover.com on September 1, 2014||$179.99 at Hoover.com on September 1, 2014|
|Bagged or Bagless||Bagless||Bagless|
|Dirt Bin Capacity||Not Specified||Not Specified
|Battery Life Indicator||No||Fuel Gauge|
|Fully Charge Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Power Source||Battery Operated||Battery Powered|
|Battery Type||Nickel Cadmium||Lithium Ion|
|Power||14.4 volts||18 Volts|
|Batter Life||about 15 minutes||about 15 minutes|
|Charge Time||6-8 hours||less than 4 hours|
|Weight||6 pounds||7.3 pounds|
|Height Adjustment||No||Self Adjust, No Manual Settings|
|Brushed Edge Cleaning||No||Yes|
|Included Tools||3-in-1 Dusting, Crevice, and Upholstery Tool||No|
|Clear Dirt Cup||Yes||Yes|
|Clear Nozzle Window||Yes||No|
|Color||Gray or Red||Black and Glacier Blue|
|Full Bin Indicator||No||No|
|Warranty||1 year limited warranty||2 year limited warranty|
|Manual||download manual||User 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.