Or rather, it doesn't, and that is the problem. My old, hand-me-down upright Hoover is dying, and I need a new vacuum cleaner. So, naturally, I thought I would ask the good folks of Household Appliance Rumors for advice. Hmm, I just realized I'm on the MacRumors tab. So, any suggestions for a good, yet fairly cheap vacuum? I want a bagless model with a HEPA filter. The Dysons look good, but they are a bit steep for my budget. I don't have a set budget, but the $400 or so for Dysons on Amazon is too much.