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Updated January 12, 2024·

Considering the comparison between the Dell Latitude 14 7490 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14", the Dell offers higher processing power with more memory, which would be better for intensive tasks like engineering or multitasking with demanding applications. It also features better build quality and support. On the other hand, the Cloudbook is more affordable and lighter, making it a good fit for general use and for those who prioritize portability and are on a tighter budget. However, its lower memory and less powerful processor make it less suitable for heavy workloads. Additionally, the Dell's better battery life promises longer usage without charging, which could be crucial for long workdays or travel. If your work involves less demanding tasks and you're looking for something more cost-effective and portable, the Cloudbook might serve you well. If you require more robust performance and can invest more, the Dell is likely the better choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Latitude 14 7490
  • Good for general use
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good speakers
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"
  • The Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" has no clear advantages over the Dell Latitude 14 7490.

Key differences

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General Use

7.2
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
5.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
305.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
9.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
4.6/10
8.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.1/10
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 is good for general use, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Engineering and Design

6.9
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
5.6
3.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 is only fair for engineering and design, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Content Creation

7.3
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
6.0
3.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 is good for content creation, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is only fair.

Software Development

7.1
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
5.9
3.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
4.6/10
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 is good for software development, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Screen Quality

6.7
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
5.8
14.0in
SIZE
14.1in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
305.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 has a better screen than the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

9.5 Hours
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
7.0 Hours
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 has 9.5 hours of battery life. The Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 has 7 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.4
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
5.1
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 has good build quality, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" has poor build quality.

Cost

$273
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
$250
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The Dell Latitude 14 7490 has a price of $273 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" costs $250.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.1
Latitude 14 7490
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
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell Latitude 14 7490 to be only fair for gaming and AI, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Portability

Very Good
Latitude 14 7490
Cloudbook 14"
Very Good
14.0in
SIZE
14.1in
3.1 lbs
WEIGHT
2.7 lbs
0.8in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 and Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

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How the Dell Latitude 14 7490 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Latitude 14 7490Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"
Dell Latitude 14 7490Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"

GENERAL

Price
$273
$250
Release Date
April 1, 2018January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
13'' x 8.7'' x 0.8''14.8'' x 9.6'' x 0.78''
Weight
3.11 lbs2.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-8650UIntel Celeron N4020
Graphics
UHD Graphics 620 UHD Graphics 600
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB4 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
60 Wh38 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"14.1"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
305 nits200 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/105.1/10
Portability Score
8.2/108.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/108.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteN/A
Warranty Period
1 year0 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/104.6/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Version
3N/A

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Henry T. Casey | April 2018
"The Dell Latitude 7490's got the speed you need (and then some), a keyboard that's comfortable enough for writing all day long and a battery that supports a full 8-hour workday. If only the display were brighter and it managed heat better. If you need every minute of battery life you can get, the extended-battery version of the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 lasts 8 hours longer than the Latitude 7490, but its display is much less colorful."

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About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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