I just happened to remember that our church bought a couple of mini's that are mfd by Cree and sold under the Blue Ridge name. We were there last evening as a matter of fact and they never made a sound but the room was very comfortable So far they have the very best customer rating I have found. 98% customer satisfaction.I realize the SEER isn't that great but for about 1/3 cost I can live with it. But, I'd still like to hear from other folks. There's always wisdom in numbers.
Most important like snowblowers is dealer support.
I've dealt with the above 2 in commercial setups.
If you want to save $ and handy with electrical and plumbing, you could order save at least 1/3 by ordering said unit yourself, install it, run the linesets, and just pay someone to do the hookup (checking the charge, brazing the lines if needed, etc).