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Updated January 16, 2024·

If you need a laptop for demanding tasks like video editing, 3D modeling, machine learning, or gaming, the Dell XPS 15 is designed for higher performance and will handle those needs better, but at a higher cost and with likely less battery life than the Cloudbook. If you're focused on basic tasks such as web browsing, document editing, or streaming, the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" offers a more affordable, lightweight option with longer battery life, but it won't perform well for intensive tasks. The Dell XPS 15 also generally has a higher build quality and better screen, which might be important for your experience. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell XPS 15
  • Very good for general use
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Good overall display quality
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"
  • Very good portability

Key differences

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General Use

8.2
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
5.7
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
606.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
4.6/10
7.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.1/10
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for general use, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Gaming and AI

6.8
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
5.6
2.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
9.1/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Dell XPS 15 is only fair for gaming and AI, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Engineering and Design

7.8
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
5.6
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
2.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
The Dell XPS 15 is good for engineering and design, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Content Creation

8.3
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
6.0
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for content creation, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is only fair.

Software Development

8.1
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
5.9
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
4.6/10
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for software development, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Screen Quality

7.4
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
5.8
15.6in
SIZE
14.1in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
606.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
The Dell XPS 15 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

10.0 Hours
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
7.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 15 has 10 hours of battery life. The Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 has 7 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
5.1
The Dell XPS 15 has very good build quality, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" has poor build quality.

Cost

$1,425
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
$250
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The Dell XPS 15 has a price of $1,425 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" costs $250.
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Key similarities

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Portability

Good
XPS 15
Cloudbook 14"
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
14.1in
4.2 lbs
WEIGHT
2.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" to have very good portability, while the Dell XPS 15 has good portability.
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How the Dell XPS 15 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 15Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"
Dell XPS 15Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"

GENERAL

Price
$1,425
$250
Release Date
May 1, 2023January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
13.6'' x 9.1'' x 0.71''14.8'' x 9.6'' x 0.78''
Weight
4.21 lbs2.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700HIntel Celeron N4020
Graphics
Arc A370M (50 W)UHD Graphics 600
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB4 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
86 Wh38 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14.1"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
606 nits200 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/105.1/10
Portability Score
7.8/108.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
9.1/108.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteN/A
Warranty Period
1 year0 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/104.6/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
31
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
31
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Matthew Buzzi | May 2023
"The 2023 Dell XPS 15 is more or less exactly what you'd expect from the company flagship. Its fresh components deliver measurably superior power and longevity, while the machine's premium build and design remain intact. It may not be overly exciting, but XPS loyalists and upgraders should be more than happy."

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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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