I have the Babylock X-scape, which was the earlier version of the Audrey. It is certainly convenient, and has a lot of stitches, needle up/down, etc. I've used it for classes and travelling. I've never noticed the vibrating, but one thing that annoys me about it is that it starts out with three REALLY slow stitches ever time you start stitching. Hopefully, they eliminated that on the newer models. I was actually given mine by Babylock when I ordered a Quest and had to wait because it was backordered.....no extra charge! And, it does not have a left-default needle position.