A lot of guys love that Bosch, I prefer the DeWalt. The dust collection goes up and the cord disconnects from the router and for the way I work on a table(not router table but work table), that's best FOR ME.
I have had 6 to 8 of these DEWalt 618's routers over the years(I only have 6 I can find right now) and zero have ever broken down on me, some are near 10 years old. The dust collection is wonderful, the power is fine for the size.
You can't go wrong with either the Bosch or De Walt in this size, but the dust collection on the Bosch takes extra parts, more money and still isn't as good as the De Walt. If you check the reviews on Amazon for both these set ups below, it's virtually a dead heat. Bosch 1617: https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-1617EVS...osch+1617evspk DeWalt 618: https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW618P...rds=DeWalt+618
Now if you want a router that isn't quite as loud as routers in the 2 to 2.5hp range the Hitachi is about the quietest router this size I have ever used, but when you get to cutting of course every router will require hearing protection. The Hitachi M12V is a whole lot less money(especially when on sale) and worth a good look. The dust collection comes in 3rd verse the three routers I list here for hand routeing. I place the Hitachi a notch below the other two listed, but it's still worthy. The plunge mechanism of the Hitachi isn't near as nice as the Bosch and probably what holds the router back, along with it's lack of simple dust collection adaptation. That being said I have used one of these Hitachi routers nonstop 8 hours a day continuous use
on a CNC machine and it lasted 12 months, that's a lifetime of hand routeing. It's definitely a router any woodworker could use as his go to router: Hitachi-KM12 https://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-KM12V...2+1%2F4+router
For me, though the Bosch motor my be ever so slightly smoother in use and the actual plunge of the Bosch possibly a bit better than the DeWalt, my Bosch sits on a shelf for years looking brand new simply because the dust collection set up on my DeWalt 618 is better. The Bosch plunge base is physically larger than the DeWalt's as well, I am not sure if that good or bad. The Bosch 1617 cost from 20.00 to 40.00 more as well(depending on what you can get the dust collection add on for the 1617). Over the years I have seen more comments on the DeWalt needing repair verse the verse the Bosch 1617. Still, for me I will still go with the DeWalt by a hair. Now if you really don't give a care about dust collection I have to say the Bosch is probably the better router compared head to head disregarding the dust collection aspect, but only marginally better. Nothing you cut with one verse the other will be any different in the end. The Bosch does have an expensive "feel" if that makes sense.
My advice, any of the top 5 brand names in this size and price range are good enough to jump into the adding a router to your woodworking arsenal.