An upright vacuum cleaner has a vertical dustbin. In contrast, a cylinder vacuum cleaner has an almost horizontally positioned dustbin. Unknown to some, these two styles of vacuum cleaners offer both advantages and disadvantages. You should base your overall choice on the area you will be vacuuming and your individual preferences.
Although many people aren't aware, upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners were originally designed for different purposes. Upright vacuum cleaners were designed for vacuuming carpeted floors in cooler climates (such as the UK) while cylinder vacuum cleaners were designed for vacuuming hard floors in hotter climates (such as Spain). As a result, not all cylinder vacuum cleaners come with powerful rotating brushes.
Years ago, we didn't have the luxury of being able to decide whether we wanted a lightweight vacuum cleaner. A vacuum cleaner was a vacuum cleaner so the possibility of a lightweight vacuum cleaner was inconceivable.
These days however, lightweight vacuum cleaners are immensely popular and there are several reasons behind this surging demand.