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Dyson Gen5detect™ Absolute (Purple)

Overall rating

62% of reviewers would recommend to a friend.

What an upgrade!


This product is fantastic. I have had a Dyson now for several years and this newer version was exactly what I had been waiting for. Everything from the recyclable packaging to the first use was a great experience. The biggest shock I received on my first use of this machine was early evening with the fluffy head on....I had seen the commercials of a previous model showing a green light that shows the dirt and assumed it was more of a gimmick but how wrong was I. There was me thinking my hard floors were clean and how wrong I was. The green light shows up everything and once over with the new Dyson all clear with nothing to see at all. The next shock was again thinking the carpets had been cleaned between myself and the cleaner, yet the Dyson filled the bin up within one room just showing how much more effective the newer models are. The slightly negative which I am still trying to work out is in one of the bedrooms it had a slightly deeper pile carpet which the Dyson just stops working on. I am not sure if its user error or machine error but I am yet to do further research into this. The battery was showing circa 45min of run time, although I haven't used it long enough to know how accurate this is. I have been using the model on automatic mode which is a great benefit as on the dirtier areas the speed increases to deal with the demand. One thing to also note is the weight of the machine, when using as a handheld it is significantly heavier than my previous model so this could be a struggle for others. The weight of the machine to me is OK and just shows how powerful and well built the machine is. Once its on the stick as an upright you don't notice it at all only in handheld mode. Emptying the machine is also a breeze v my previous model. No longer getting the kitchen knife to dig around getting the last bit of hair out. Talking of hair, the anti hair wrap part also works which is another fantastic feature of this wonderful machine. Very happy with the product and would highly recommend to others, even more so if you are changing from a model that is several years old. Worth every penny!


  • Weight

    3.5 kg

  • Charge time

    4.5 hrs

  • Run time

    Up to 70 min

  • Cyclone technology

    14 cyclones

  • Filtration

    Whole-machine HEPA filtration

  • Bin volume

    0.77 L

  • Suction Power (Boost Mode)

    280 AW

  • Height

    1,276 mm

  • Length

    276 mm

  • Width

    250 mm

Frequently asked questions

How much does the Dyson Gen5detect™ cordless vacuum weigh?

Weighing 3.5kg, the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum is engineered for heavy duty performance for big cleans.

Is the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum as powerful as a corded vacuum?

The Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum is the most powerful cordless vacuum. With up to 262 Air Watts of suction, it has the power of a Dyson corded vacuum.¹

Is the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum good for cleaning pet hair?

Included with the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum is the Digital Motorbar™ cleaner head and the Hair screw tool. Both attachments are engineered to remove pet hair fast.

Is the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum good for hardwood floors?

Included with the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum is the Fluffy Optic™ cleaner head, engineered to reveal invisible dust on hard floors. While anti-static carbon fiber filaments capture fine dust from hard floors.

Can the battery on the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum be replaced?

The battery detaches in a click, without the need for screws. So it's easy to uninstall and replace.