If you have decided that youe new vacuum cleaner will be i) an upright and ii) a Dyson but you are struggling to work out which one best suits your specific needs and preferences, then you are definitely in the right place. Below, is a list of four (& a fifth bonus option) of the very top upright vacuums available all with slightly different specified features (detailing to different target markets) which all be explained in their summaries. Ultimately, this article hopes to obviously help you quickly identify which Dyson upright offers you the most 'overall' value.

1. The DC41 Animal Complete

This is probably the 'top of the pile', your 'all singing, all dancing' vacuum machine, in terms of upright vacuum cleaners it really doesn't get much better than this (if at all, in fairness). The DC41 Animal complete claims not only to offer you "more than double the suction" of the standard vacuum cleaner it has an array of beneficial features too -- that includes SIX specialised useful attachments (such as the soft dusting brush tool, tangle free pet hair turbine etc.). In terms of practical specifications it is intended for those with a medium to a large sized house, and is incredibly easy to use given its Dyson ball technology (that basically allows you to turn on a dime) and is relatively rather lightweight (7.8 kg). Certainly my pick of the bunch! [For further information & details regarding the Dyson DC41 Animal Complete].

Dyson DC41 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Amazon Price: $649.00 Too low to display Buy Now
(price as of Aug 23, 2013)

2. The Dyson DC50 Animal

The DC50 is Dyson's very latest upright vacuum (as of mid 2013) and of course is equipped with all the latest technology such as: the two-tier radial root cyclone (which basically allows for greater pick up of microscopic dust particles etc.) and cleaner head (which is self-adjusting to the type of flooring and is more efficient than ever). But what is truly unique about the DC50 is that given its size and compactness -- it utilises all this latest technology along with 140 Air Watts of constant cleaning suction power to perform like that (if not in most cases -- better than) a standard full sized vacuum cleaner. In all this is a great & incredibly easy to use vacuum that packs more than sufficient power to do a very good cleaning job around the smaller sized home (hence its practical specifications are rather minimal). [For further information & details regarding the Dyson DC50 Animal].

Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Amazon Price: $499.00 $409.99 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 23, 2013)

3. The Dyson DC40 Multi-Floor

The DC40 is a very popular model amongst consumers looking for a new vacuum, especially those who prioritize 'comfort' and for it to be 'lightweight' (yet still function like that of a fully sized vacuum cleaner -- and is also slightly on the cheaper side/scale in comparison to other Dyson uprights) -- installed with the Dyson Ball it doesnt have to be dragged back and forth like those with a fitted four wheel mechanism, instead turned on a singular dime. It also doesn't too badly in the cleaning suction department featuring radial root cyclone technology as well as 200 Air Watts -- it certainly performs to a higher standard than your average vacuum cleaner. In terms of practical specification -- they are just slightly less than that of the DC41 model due to being lighter and smaller etc. [For further information & details regarding the Dyson DC40 Multi-Floor].

Dyson DC40 Multi floor upright vacuum cleaner
Amazon Price: $499.00 $330.00 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 23, 2013)

4. The Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor

The biggest of the bunch is the DC33 and is a classic option that many a happy owner of the DC33 has taken -- and there is good reason as to why -- it offers incredible power at 255 Air watts as well as all the usual Dyson trimmings such as the combination tool (which is basically a crevice tool that has the can be used for vacuuming tight gaps/areas that has the ability to double up with a brush nozzle for powered dusting use) and the stair tool (which is also recommended for upholstery) as well as the filtration system to prevent allergens and dust being expelled into the air. The main reason why it features however, is for pure value -- for the relatively low price you are paying -- you get one good vacuum, that's for sure! [For further information & details regarding the Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor].

Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
Amazon Price: $399.99 $244.99 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 23, 2013)

5. The Dyson DC44 Animal

A rather unconventional option as an upright Dyson vacuum cleaner given that it is cordless (and actually classified as a Digital Slim) -- however two factors remain: one it operates as an upright vacuum and ii) it does so incredibly well, and therefore would be a mini injustice for it to make this list. Granted, it cannot perform to the same sort of cleaning standards that the above can -- but it certainly offers advantages in other departments (and is only ever supposed to supplement cleaning of that of a a fully sized vacuum cleaner) -- such as the fact that is incredibly lightweight and simple to use: easy to get out, vacuum and put back. Moreover, it also has the ability to convert itself into a handheld vacuum cleaner (much like that of the Dyson DC34 handheldto allow for intricate jobs such as cleaning the car. [For further information & details regarding the Dyson DC44 Animal].

Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim MK2
Amazon Price: $399.00 Too low to display Buy Now
(price as of Aug 23, 2013)

Please do let me know which one you choose to buy and why? Moreover, if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this article 'the best Dyson upright vacuum cleaner as of 2013' or about any of the models specified (DC41, DC40, DC50, DC33, DC44) then please do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.