I have this air conditoner, and for the price its ok. I have a small room to cool, about 100sq ft or so, and it works pretty well. On the really hot nights (80 degress +) it does struggle to cool the room quickly, but if you put it an hour before you use the room it will be cool. Mine came with a remote, which is a really nice feature. You dont have to get out of bed to adjust the temp, but having a little light on the remote would really help out. The air direction panels dont make much of a differece on the unit. You would be better off using a fan to direct the air where you want it. The air conditioner is a bit on the loud side, so if sound bothers you it will keep up! It takes me a while to get ajusted to the noise, but its better than roasting and not sleeping at all! Its also more cost conscience than cooling the whole house at night when you dont need to do so. I would say this unit is ok overall.