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Updated January 12, 2024·

When deciding between the HP Stream 14 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14, you should consider your specific needs. The HP Stream 14 generally costs a little more but offers better overall performance, which may be noticeable when running more demanding applications or multitasking. If you require higher storage capacity by default, the HP Stream 14 could be the preferred choice. On the other hand, the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 boasts a full HD display, which could be more suitable if viewing higher resolution media is important for you. Lastly, if portability is a concern, the Packard Bell is lighter than the HP Stream 14, making it easier to carry around. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the HP Stream 14"
  • The HP Stream 14" has no clear advantages over the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14".
Advantages of the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"
  • The Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" has no clear advantages over the HP Stream 14".

Key differences

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General Use

6.5
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
5.7
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
220.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
7.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
4.6/10
8.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.1/10
The HP Stream 14" is only fair for general use, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Content Creation

6.8
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
6.0
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The HP Stream 14" and Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" are both only fair for content creation, though the HP Stream 14" is somewhat better.

Software Development

6.7
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
5.9
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
4.6/10
The HP Stream 14" is only fair for software development, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Screen Quality

5.2
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
5.8
14.0in
SIZE
14.1in
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
220.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
200.0 nits
The HP Stream 14" has a better screen than the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 for software development, and content creation, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 has a better screen for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Cost

$299
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
$250
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The HP Stream 14" has a price of $299 and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" costs $250.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.0
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
5.6
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
1366 x 768
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 HP Stream 14" to be only fair for gaming and AI, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Engineering and Design

6.0
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
5.6
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers HP Stream 14" to be only fair for engineering and design, while the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" is poor.

Battery

7.5 Hours
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
7.0 Hours
The HP Stream 14" has 7.5 hours of battery life. The Packard Bell Cloudbook 14 has 7 hours of battery life.

Portability

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

Build Quality

5.5
Stream 14"
Cloudbook 14"
5.1
The HP Stream 14" and Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" both have poor build quality.

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How the HP Stream 14" and the Packard Bell Cloudbook 14" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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HP Stream 14"Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"
HP Stream 14"Packard Bell Cloudbook 14"

GENERAL

Price
$299
$250
Release Date
January 1, 2022January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.8'' x 8.9'' x 0.7''14.8'' x 9.6'' x 0.78''
Weight
3.5 lbs2.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4120Intel Celeron N4020
Graphics
UHD Graphics 600 UHD Graphics 600
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB4 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.5 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh38 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"14.1"
Display Technology
TNIPS
Resolution
1366 x 7681920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
220 nits200 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
5.6/105.1/10
Portability Score
8.2/108.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/108.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year0 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/104.6/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Zachary Cuevas | November 2021
"With half of the main system memory and a fraction of the storage that we recommend in any budget Windows laptop, the HP Stream 14 does not impress. Perhaps it doesn't need to, depending on your reference point. For the price, you're getting a functional laptop with Windows 10, which already places the HP Stream 14 above most Chromebooks on that merit alone. Still, in this price range, you can't do much worse, but you can do better. In fact, for just $100 more, you can grab the much superior budget option, the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14."

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About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

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