To me a blow dryer is a blow dryer. as long as it doesn't eat my hair and it dries my hair I'm good. This Conair blow dryer does a little more. It does not eat my hair and it dries my hair pretty fast. Not only that it folds up for easy storage! I love that, it means it takes up less space! It also has different settings so you can adjust the way you want to dry your hair. Great blow dryer!