I think the DC44 is for those places you don't think you'd ever vacuum, but once you do, it's amazing how well it works. For instance, after a meal at the dinner table, it's very useful to run over the table with it once. It's also great for vacuuming blinds and other vertical places. It's also extremely quiet, so you don't get as annoyed easily. Areas around computers, such as printers, get dusty very easily, and this is safe for those areas. It's also perfect for the car. It also comes with a wall mount, so you can hang it when it's not in use.