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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award   
Price $70 List
$69.99 at Amazon
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$178.31 at Amazon
$230 List$250 List
$249.00 at Amazon
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Pros Low operating costs, low list price, good performance for a compact modelExceptional air cleaning performance, very quiet operation, simple user experienceExcellent air cleaning performance, quiet operation, average lifetime costGood air cleaning performance, seperate air quality meter, quietQuiet, low operating costs
Cons Relatively loud, slowCan be expensive when not on saleExpensive up front costExpensive upfront cost, no CADR ratingSomewhat weak
Bottom Line An inexpensive option for small rooms (less than 100 square feet) and occasional useSuperb air cleaning performance and quiet operation make for a great overall experienceHigh end performance with an average lifetime cost make this a great choice for almost anyoneEffective for those looking for relief from common airborne allergensLow price and silent operation can't completely make up for the relative lack of air cleaning performance
Rating Categories GermGuardian AC4100 Winix 5500-2 Coway AP-1512HH TruSens Z-2000 Levoit LV-H132
Air Cleaning Performance (40%)
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8
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5
Noise (25%)
4
9
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Ease Of Use (25%)
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Operating Cost (10%)
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Specs GermGuardian AC4100 Winix 5500-2 Coway AP-1512HH TruSens Z-2000 Levoit LV-H132
Dimensions 6.25" x 7.5" x 10.5" 8.2" × 15" × 23.6" 16.5" x 9.5" x 18.5" 12.6" x 11.6" x 25.4" 7.5" x 7.5" x 13"
Weight 5 lb 15.4 lb 12.7 lb 7.4 lb 8.45 lb
CADR 64 CFM 246 CFM 240 CFM N/A 110 CFM
True HEPA No Yes Yes No Yes
Estimated Lifetime Cost $294 $660 $556 $548 $323
Airborne Particulate Reduction After 1 Hour (%) 95.32% 99.99% 99.84% 99.85% 95.66%
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