Vitamix 5200 vs 780 Comparison (With Easy to Follow Chart)

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Vitamix 5200 vs. 780 – which one should you buy? Well, this guide makes that decision easy!

Below you’ll find…

  • An easy-to-follow comparison chart.
  • The best option between the 780 and 5200 is based on years of blending experience.

Let’s begin!

Comparison Chart


Vitamix 780

Vitamix 5200 (Standard)


Vitamix 780 Blender, Black

Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz Container, Black - 001372


2.2 Peak HP

2-Peak HP

Jar Style

Low-Profile 64 Oz

Classic 64 Oz

Pulse Feature




Touchscreen panel with 5 pre-programmed functions and variable speed slider.

Variable speed knob without any pre-programmed functions.

Wireless Connectivity



What’s Included

  • Tamper
  • Cookbook
  • Motor Base
  • Container
  • Tamper
  • Getting Started Guide
  • DVD
  • Container
  • Motor Base


17.25 x 8.8 x 9 in

20.5 x 8.75 x 7.25 in.

Color Options

Black, Red

Black, Brushed Stainless, Platinum, Red, White

Standard Warranty




12.5 lbs

10 lb 9-ounce

Cord Length




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Which to Buy?

The three main differences between the 780 and the 5200 are the following:

  • Touchscreen controls (780 only).
  • Pre-programmed functions (smoothies, frozen desserts, soups, purees, and cleaning) (780 only).
  • Container size (see below).

The 5200 has the classic tall and narrow 64-ounce container, while the 780 has the wider low-profile one.

As mentioned, the narrower container is better at smaller jobs, while the wider one excels at processing lots of ingredients at once.

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You could always purchase a narrower and smaller jar for the 780 separately, but the opposite is not true. The separate wide 64-oz low profile container Vitamix sells isn’t compatible with the 5200 when writing this.

You can get a compact 48 oz jar for the 5200, though.

I’ve never had any issues with my narrow container doing large batches, so I think you’ll be fine either way, but it’s a matter of preference…

Do you want the 780 with all the bells and whistles or the no-frills 5200?

All prices being equal, I would take the 780, but it becomes a question of how much more you’re willing to pay.

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