DC39 Vs DC41

The following article is a brief showcase comparison between the features and specifications of the Dyson DC39 Cylinder Vacuum with that of the Dyson DC41 Upright Vacuum, highlighting both their differences and similarities with one another, which will then be followed up by a concluding verdict as to which is the better vacuum (for your particular needs & preferences) as well as which vacuum offers the most value.

Dyson Cylinder DC39 Vacuum Versus Dyson Upright DC41 Vacuum

Differences in the Cleaning Performance

DC39: Constant Suction Power -- 275 Air Watts.

DC41: Constant Suction Power -- 235 Air Watts.

As can be seen there is a pretty clear difference in cleaning power -- of 40 Air Watts. Hence, it the DC39 is the better vacuum in this regard, this being said that doesn't take away from the DC41 being a pretty powerful upright vacuum in its own right (the most powerful upright in the modern Dyson range & likewise for the DC39 with reference to the Canister vacuums). 

The Differences in the 'Fitted' Technology

DC39: Radial Root Cyclone Technology. 

DC41: Radial Root Cyclone Technology. Self-Adjusting Cleaning Head.

Both come with the updated and re-modelled Radial Root Cyclone technology that allows the user to experience no loss of suction with their vacuum and compared to the previous standard Root Cyclone Technology -- an even greater suction force to allow for even more pick-ups of the smallest dirt and dust from  a range of flooring.

Moreover, the DC41 comes with a self-adjusting cleaning head that either lowers or raises depending on the type of floor, in order to get a more optimal clean.

The Differences in Manoeuvrability

DC39: Cylinder Vacuum. Dyson Ball. Weight -- 22.9 lbs.

DC41: Upright Vacuum. Dyson Ball. Weight -- 17.1 lbs

This will largely result on user preference as the DC39 is a cylinder vacuum and DC41 is a upright -- where some people find Cylinder vacuums easier to operate, whereas others will prefer the upright.

Both are fitted with the unique Dyson Ball however, to allow for greater mobility (with the DC39 being the only cylinder vacuum the Ball has been fitted with). A deciding factor in this regard for the user could be the weight difference however -- with the DC41 being somewhat lighter.

The Differences in Practicality

DC39: H:14.2 x W:19.5 x D:10.2 inches. Cord -21.3 ft. Reach - 32.8 ft. Bin - .53 gallons.

DC41: H:42.4 x W:13.4 x D:15.4 inches. Cord -35 ft. Reach - 51.7 ft. Bin - .55 gallons.

As can be seen from the dimensions of the two vacuum cleaners, the DC39 is obviously smaller and more compact and thus easier to store (lending itself kindly to those who regard storing the vacuum as a concern). However, the DC41 does offer marginally better prospects in terms of vacuuming practicality (especially for the 'larger' household) with a greater reach and cord length. Note. 'Reach' refers to the maximum length that can be attained by the onboard telescope contraption.

The Similarities in Accessories

DC39: Combination/crevice tool. Stair Tool. Animal Version -- Mini Turbine Head.

DC41: Combination/crevice tool. Stair Tool. Animal Version -- Mini Turbine Head.

As can be seen from the above -- both come with pretty much the same standard Dyson accessories, and if you were to get the DC39 Animal or the DC41 Animal -- you also get the Mini Turbine head (as well as a purple coloured version of the vacuum) especially designed for dealing with pet hair. 

If you are interested in buying additional attachments & accessories for either the Dyson DC39 or the DC41 it would be worth checking out the Dyson homepage -- and looking under the 'Accessories' or 'Tools' tab and view the related attachments. You can also check out some of the exclusive Dyson Accessory kits where you can make savings on buying multiple attachments as one whole package such as the 'Dyson Asthma and Allergy Kit' (which includes the Soft Dusting Brush, Mattress Tool & Flexi-Crevice Tool), 'Dyson Pet Clean-Up Accessory Kit' (which includes the Flexi-Crevice Tool, Mattress Tool & Zorb Cleaning Kit -- e.g. spray, maintenance powder, cleaner groomer) and the 'Dyson Car Cleaning Kit' (which includes the Flexi-crevice tool, Stiff Bristle Brush and Mini-Turbine Head).

Further Information

Both are built with a transparent bin (so you know when the vacuum is 'full' and is need of emptying) one button press release mechanism -- allowing you to dispose of dirt and debris in a quick and hygienic manner.

Both are built with lifetime HEPA filters to capture expelled air containing allergens and dust.

Trigger head control -- allows the user with the DC39 to adjust the cleaner head at the handle, rather than having to bend down and adjust it manually.

Should You Buy the DC39 or DC41?

DC39 (Animal): $499.99

DC41 (Animal): $549.99

Whether you buy the DC39 or the DC41 will mainly come down to mobility preference -- do you prefer to use a canister or a upright vacuum? Many of other features and specifications are largely similar -- although the DC39 does present itself as being a much more powerful machine and in which case it may lend itself the slight up hand. This being said, perhaps the larger household would benefit more from the DC41 due to the better practicalities on offer. Both are however considered as modern state-of-the-art vacuum cleaners and are pretty much the best in their own 'types' (canister and upright) on the market of 2012.

Which Dyson vacuum would you choose to buy and why? Please, do let me know in the comments section, that you will find jus below along with any specific comments, concerns or questions you have regarding either the DC39 vs DC41 debate review or specifically about either the Canister Dyson DC39 vacuum or Upright Dyson DC41 vacuum in terms of technical aspects, features, overall feel etc.