Personally i have a honda eu2000i. Its about 50#full its quiet you can stand over it and hold a conversation. On a minimum load it runs 12ish hr on just over a gal of gas at around $1,000 you cant beat it. Iv had mine for around 3 years and no issues above maintnence. I understand thats expensive but ive only had to add oil between oil changes once and with its suitcase design its as portable as a generator can get.