This is an excellent washing machine. I've owned it for 2 months now and it is excellent all in all. Note that it only needs a cold water feed into the machine, if you are replacing an older washer and have hot and cold feeds then you don't need the hot one and will need to cap it off, you should be able to get a cap at any decent DIY store.
In operation it is very quiet (apart from the tunes it plays at the start of a cycle and at the end) even the spin cycle is quiet. There is a massive array of options available on the washer - what are you washing, cotton, dark colours, sport gear etc, as well as selectable spin speeds and temperatures on all cycles, these are all selected by dials so it is very straight forward. It even weighs your clothes to ensure an appropriate washing length! I had an old hotpoint washer that was loud and chewed the edges of shirts, this is massively better. The previous reviewer mentions that the machine is light, but mine is heavy compared to previous washers I have owned. It's on a tiled floor (tiles on a plywood floor) and once it was leveled out properly there has been no vibration and no noise. I would even suggest that my clothes are now cleaner when they come out of this washer (but I imagine that is possibly more a problem of poor performance on my old washer).
It is an excellent machine.