The AIRMEGA 200M is the starter model of the AIRMEGA lineup from Coway, a series of new designed air purifiers with stronger performance. There are different changes, of course, but this air purifier is unnecessarily a Coway AP-1512HH in new coat. Alright, today we will make a full Coway AIRMEGA 200M Review to learn about this air purifier.
Updated: Coway has released the Coway AP-1512HHS, as the new update to our today unit. The new air purifier is also in AIRMEGA lineup, packing with the top-end features. Also, I recommend you to look for the AIRMEGA 300 and AIRMEGA 400 for the maximum air cleaning performance.
In Breathe Quality, we have reviewed all air purifiers under these sections. Also, we guarantee that:
- We do give honest reviews (both pros and cons) so anyone will guarantee to have the wisest choices.
- We do not (and never) exaggerate one product just to let you click the links and buy that product blindly.
- Proved performance
- New and compact design
- High-quality air filters
- Still no Dimmer setting
- No Energy Star rating
Coway has introduced their latest air purifier products in the name of AIRMEGA, to tell us that their company isn’t only about air purifiers anymore. Ranked 1st in Korea Consumer Electronics Market Share & Brand Awareness, any air purifier from this brand is worth a look. The AIRMEGA 200M is the first of its kind, and at the moment it is really hard to get one. But if you can find a deal for this air purifier, you should check our AIRMEGA 200M Review.
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AIRMEGA 200M Price
With the arrival of the AIRMEGA 200M, fans of the Coway AP-1512HH will no doubt be checking the comparison between two models. A pity, they won’t find anything but an “uglier” design, and that’s why the new Coway AP-1512HHS is a much more expected air purifier.
That being said, without the obvious physical change of its design, we don’t have any big news from this Coway AIRMEGA 200M. Perhaps, the next-gen AIRMEGA 300 and AIRMEGA 400 are more premium choices to get.
This AIRMEGA 200M is still available on official Coway website, costing around $249. That’s great news for anyone looking for an alternative of the famous recommended Coway AP-1512HH model, especially when it’s out of stock.
But hey, we all loved the Coway AP-1512HH. It scored 4.5 stars in Breathe Quality review, in which we praised it for amazing performance, compact and sleek design as well as high-end features. In fact, this air purifier is one of the best air purifiers you can get. So, the AIRMEGA 200M is just consistently great.
Surely it’s got competitors, mainly because the AIRMEGA 200M is no longer new. Honeywell HPA300 and Winix AM90 are exactly the air purifier to match its performance, and if you can live without smart features, the Blue Pure 211 is even better.
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AIRMEGA 200M Design and Size
There aren’t any eye-catching, must-have new features to look for in this AIRMEGA 200M, if you are reading our review of the Coway AP-1512HH many times. But if you need one thing to tell one apart from another, it’s obviously the new design.
Actually, it shares the same size and shape as the famous air purifier. The AIRMEGA 200M has the height of 18.3 inches and the width of 16.8 inches. It even has two color options just like the previous model, and if you prefer the white version, you can check it from the deal below.
The only change in design is the front of the AIRMEGA 200M, and in my opinion, it’s a little uglier than the famous device. While the perforated holes on AIRMEGA 300 is quite premium, the gray front plate of AIRMEGA 200M makes it cheap and unreliable.
We would expect the different in performance when Coway introduced an open air intake, but so far there’s nothing worth mentioned.
It’s an especially odd decision considering the company has been making much of the fact that the AIRMEGA series will be the flagship title. If you are looking for an upgrade of the Coway AP-1512HH, just ignore the AIRMEGA 200M.
AIRMEGA 200M still features the same bottom-to-top air flow system concept, with a dust sensor on one side. The top control panel is quite similar to the predecessor, with the focus on the color-coded display of air quality monitor.
AIRMEGA 200M is compact at just 12.3 lbs, and you can easily move this air purifier anywhere in your home.
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AIRMEGA 200M Filters
Though the AIRMEGA 200M doesn’t bring anything new, it is still great with the famous air filtration system from the Coway AP-1512HH. This 4-stage air cleaning system is rated as the best one on budget by a lot of honored reviewers.
- Pre-filter – A washable pre-filter will help you capture the large particles of contaminants, from pet hair, human hair and mold. Keep in mind that this pre-filter is washable and therefore, is permanent to use.
- Activated Carbon Filter – This filter works its best to deodorize and trap harmful gas to keep your place fresh and odor-free.
- True HEPA filter – The high-performance composite True HEPA Filter that captures 99.97% of down to 0.3 microns allergens, virus particles, pollen, mold and fungi particles.
- Ionizer – Vital ionize boosts the cleaning power and freshens the air. Can be switched on/off.
Using one of the best air purifying systems available in the world, the AIRMEGA 200M easily outperforms any competitors in the same price range. For example, I made the same test for the AIRMEGA 200M in 200 square feet, and it scored a perfect 99.95% efficiency of trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns. As you can see, it is better than many other air purifiers, like Sharp FP-K50UW, Bissell air400, Bissell air320 and Oreck Air Response Large.
Also, AIRMEGA 200M shares the same air filters with the old Coway AP-1512HH, and you only need to replace this True HEPA filter once every 12 months.
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AIRMEGA 200M Room Coverage
Unsurprisingly, given the lack of physical changes from the Coway AP-1512HH, AIRMEGA 200M will probably come as no surprise at all that an identical room coverage of 360 square feet.
The ACH of AIRMEGA 200M is 4X. This air purifier will exchange the air in your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of AIRMEGA 200M is 246 Dust/ 233 Smoke/ 240 Pollen (cfm). That’s actually on the powerful side for most modern air purifiers at this price range, and it shows in the CADR rating. With lower air changes per hour, this air purifier can even clean a room more 800 square feet.
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AIRMEGA 200M Sound
With 3 fan speeds, the AIRMEGA 200M can trim the noise down to only 24 decibels (db), which is a lot like the sound of rustling leaves. You won’t hear a thing for sure.
On highest speed, the sound level is stable at 55 decibels, and it is just soothing white noise, so you can even sleep with the high setting on.
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AIRMEGA 200M Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review how much energy this air purifier will consume.
While the AIRMEGA 200M doesn’t have an Energy Star rating, it resembles completely as one Energy Star air purifier. The highest rated power of this AIRMEGA 200M is around 82 watts, which is among the average air purifiers with the same fan power.
If you use the AIRMEGA 200M for 8 hours each day, it would cost you $30 per year.
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AIRMEGA 200M Additional Features
Of all the technologies in Coway air purifiers, I love the Eco Mode the most (something you won’t get in the tower Coway AP-1216L). This feature can help save the energy much better, by stopping when no indoor air pollution is detected for 30 minutes. If you want an air purifier to conserve energy, you shouldn’t skip the AIRMEGA 200M.
There is one dust sensor in this AIRMEGA 200M, to detect the tiny particles in the air, and respond with the proper fan power. It doesn’t have the Wi-Fi Enabled Connectivity like the new Coway AP-1512HHS, but it’s smart enough to help you live easier.
Also, you can schedule the time off for this device with a simple Timer. It also provides LED indicators for filter replacement, to remind you when to change the air filters.
AIRMEGA 200M Customer Service
As one of the top electronic brands in Korea, Coway is somehow as huge as Samsung. This brand not only carries out clean innovations for the customers, Coway also delivers their direction as Coway Trust. That’s why Coway always strongly focus on their customers and community. With global subsidiaries and regional dealerships that serves over 60 countries, you should believe in the 3-year warranty for every product from Coway brand.
Moreover, you can contact them via phone at 800-285-0982, or via email at email@example.com. Normally, they will try to contact you back within 24 hours.
Ultimately, the story with the AIRMEGA 200M is its hardware, because the air purifier is too similar with the old Coway AP-1512HH. The aim was to be more practical design to maximize the fan power, but it isn’t good enough to change your air purifier device.
That’s not to say the AIRMEGA 200M isn’t good, especially when the AP-1512HH model is one of our best air purifiers list. Seriously, this air purifier is still a good budget option to get, and I highly recommend you to buy one for your home.
The Coway AP-1512HH in AIRMEGA new name.