One of the biggest things about this is that it is pre-lit. Even though it is heavy, it is very easy to put up, no need for instructions. I get more complements on the look of this tree as it it looks real. It is thick and lush with over 1,400 tip count and 540 lights. You can have clear, colored or both lights. This tree has a remote although it is attached and has a short cord. Comes with heavy duty off-season storage bags and tree stand, it has lasted us years now with no signs of wear.
The only holdback to this is its cost. It is very expensive, especially for the 12 foot version. It is also pretty heavy, and definitely takes 2 people to put up. Other than that we have not found a better artificial tree, I highly recommend.