5 Laptops with the Best Cameras for Video Calls with Family
Spending time with your loved ones always gives you unforgettable moments, because unlike usual, we can only get together online via Zoom or Google Meet because of the pandemic.
In addition to using a smartphone, of course, we can also use a laptop. Any laptop can, of course, as long as there is a camera embedded on top of the screen. It would be more ideal if we use a laptop with a good quality camera, because not all laptop cameras are created equal.
Here are five selected laptops with the best cameras that can be used for video calls with family and course, for work or study in the future.
1. Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2
Newly launched at the end of April, the Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 is specifically designed to accommodate the needs of WFH and WFA (work from anywhere) thanks to a single pair of microphones and ai-based noise cancellation features to dampen ambient sound. The camera itself is HD (720p) and can be closed at any time to ensure user privacy.
Specifications include an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor, 8 GB RAM, a 512 GB NVMe SSD, a 45 Wh battery, and a 14-inch FHD (1080p) IPS display. The price for this variant is pegged at around KES 128,532.
2. Acer Swift 5 Antimicrobial (SF514-55TA)
This laptop is perhaps the most relatable to the current state of the world: its entire surface, from the screen to the hinges and rubber on its legs, has been coated with a unique material capable of reducing microbes by up to 99.9%. It relies on a 720p camera and a pair of microphones with noise reduction features for video call purposes.
Acer Swift 5 Antimicrobial comes with a 14-inch IPS FHD touchscreen, Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB NVMe SSD, just enough for both productivity and everyday entertainment needs. YOU can purchase this device for KES 80,192, including OFFIce Home &Student 2019 software license valid for life.
3.HP Spectre x360
A bigger budget not only means better specs but sometimes also a better camera, as is the case with the HP Spectre x360. This convertible laptop costs Ksh. 169,999 and comes with a 1080p camera, complete with an infra-red sensor to recognize the user's face as a biometric input method (Windows Hello). HP does not forget to equip it with a physical lever to disable the camera entirely to maintain privacy.
In this price range, the premium impress is undoubtedly the physical form and the specifications: Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, 16 GB RAM, and 1 TB NVMe SSD. The touchscreen is a 13.3-inch HD IPS panel coated with a non-reflective Gorilla Glass NBT solution.
4. Asus ROG Strix Scar 15
For those who are looking for a gaming laptop, Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 can be one of the exciting options. The specifications are an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 8 GB RAM, a 1TB NVMe SSD, and a 90 Wh battery.
As a gaming laptop, it is ideal for streaming activities. The camera can shoot at 1080p 60 fps resolution, and the device also features an AI-based noise cancellation microphone. Can get together with family while filling the vacation time by playing the latest game series. The price is 288,260 Kenyan Shilling.
5.Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ plus Book Cover Keyboard
Lastly, for those who don't believe in the laptop's built-in camera, maybe you can consider a tablet plus a keyboard cover accessory like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. As a tablet, the camera is much more capable, with the ability to take 1080p 30 fps video. That's the front camera because this tablet also has not one but two rear cameras at once.
In terms of specifications, the Tab S7+ can already meet the criteria of flagship devices: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage (plus microSD slot), and a battery with a capacity of 10,090 mAh. The screen is superior, with a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2800 x 1752, complete with a 120 Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. The price is priced at KES 76,000