I am a hairstylist and I know that the Solano and T-3 Tourmalane are my favorite. My T-3 I have now has been better than the first two. They have changed the style some. My first two kept shorting out but so far this one has been good. It dries much faster, is light weight, and seems to give more body to the hair. The Solano was a great dryer, it lasted me almost 7 years working all day long five days a week. I don't know if they have changed much or not, I would say the only complaint I had was that it was heavy, but that was 10 years ago. They still are rated the best from Hairstylist. Both are pricey but last way longer and do so much better for your hair. Hope this helps.