The Frigidaire FRA106CT1 has been discontinued, but the very similar LRA107BU1 (*Est. $280) remains available.
The FRA106CT1 -- sold as the Frigidaire LRA107BU1 at Lowe's -- will cool a fairly large room of about 450 square feet, and nearly every review indicates that it does this well. However, more than 10 percent of owners posting to various retailer sites say they received a damaged unit, which accounts for the handful of negative comments. Others give this air conditioner high praise for excellent cooling and easy installation. Many find the temperature sensor in the remote control to be an extremely useful feature, and the sleep timer that allows the unit to work more quietly with less energy is also reported to work well.
A number of users comment on how quietly the Frigidaire FRA106CT1 functions, although a few owners disagree. Professional tests find that it blows better straight ahead and to the left than to the right, and one owner notes this, as well. The same evaluations show excellent cooling efficiency and ease of use, and the majority of owners agree.
ConsumerReports.org ranks about 40 window air conditioners for cooling ability, noise, airflow and several other factors. It's the best testing of air conditioners available, online or off. Several Frigidaire units, including the FRA106CT1, are included in this test.
Review: Air Conditioners Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Walmart.com is the best source of reviews for the Frigidaire FRA106CT1, with about 40 owners giving it an average 4.75 stars out of 5. Most say it offers excellent cooling, and many find it quiet and appreciate the usefulness of the remote control. Several add that it's easy to install. A few say the unit is louder than they'd like, but the only low ratings come from owners who received damaged units.
Review: Frigidaire FRA106CT1 10,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner with Temperature Sensing Remote, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of April 2012
A single review at Frigidaire.com for the FRA106CT1 finds the remote control very useful and says the clean-air filter improves the smell of the air.
Review: Frigidaire Window-Mounted Compact Room Air Conditioner, Contributors to Frigidaire.com, As of April 2012