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Updated January 16, 2024·

If price is a primary concern and you need a laptop for basic tasks like web browsing and document editing, the Acer Aspire 1 may be a good choice due to its lower cost. However, if you're looking for slightly better performance and can afford to spend a bit more, the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" could offer improved processing power which might be noticeable in more demanding applications. Keep in mind, though, that neither of these laptops are designed for heavy 3D, machine learning, or gaming tasks. For portability and longer battery life, a trade-off in performance is common, so assess your need for carrying the laptop around against your desire for power. Always consider what main tasks you want to perform on your laptop when making your decision. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 1
  • The Acer Aspire 1 has no clear advantages over the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14".
Advantages of the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"
  • Very good portability

Key differences

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Screen Quality

5.2
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
5.8
15.6in
SIZE
14.1in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
200.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
The Acer Aspire 1 has a better screen than the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 for software development, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 has a better screen for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and software development.

Portability

Good
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
14.1in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
2.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" has very good portability, while the Acer Aspire 1 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$215
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
$250
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$150

$200

$250

$300

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The Acer Aspire 1 has a price of $215 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" costs $250.
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Key similarities

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General Use

5.8
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
5.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
200.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
4.6/10
7.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.1/10
The Acer Aspire 1 and Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" are both poor for general use.

Gaming and AI

5.7
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
5.6
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Acer Aspire 1 and Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" are both poor for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

5.5
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
5.6
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
The Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" and Acer Aspire 1 are both poor for engineering and design.

Content Creation

5.9
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
6.0
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" to be only fair for content creation, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Software Development

6.1
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
5.9
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
4.6/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 1 to be only fair for software development, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
7.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 1 has 6 hours of battery life. The Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 has 7 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

5.5
Aspire 1
Cloudbook 14"
5.1
The Acer Aspire 1 and Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" both have poor build quality.

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How the Acer Aspire 1 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 1Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"
Acer Aspire 1Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"

GENERAL

Price
$215
$250
Release Date
October 1, 2022January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''14.8'' x 9.6'' x 0.78''
Weight
4.19 lbs2.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500Intel Celeron N4020
Graphics
UHD Graphics UHD Graphics 600
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
4 GB4 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 Wh38 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14.1"
Display Technology
TNIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits200 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
5.6/105.1/10
Portability Score
7.5/108.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/108.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year0 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/104.6/10
Speaker Quality Score
5.4/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
01
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Joshua Goldman | May 2020
"There are no surprises and nothing's extraordinary here but this laptop's price. For those in need of an inexpensive Windows laptop for undemanding tasks, though, the Acer Aspire 1 offers just enough to get the basics done and a larger screen to do them on."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

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