With remote video conferencing on the rise, it is more important than ever to have a webcam so you can interact face-to-face with clients and customers. While you can always purchase an external webcam and attach it to your display, it’s a lot more convenient, not to mention safer, to consider a monitor with a built-in webcam.
In this article, we’ll explain when you’d need a monitor with a built-in webcam, provide reviews of the 3 best options available from HP®, and go over some tips to make sure your next video conference is as smooth and productive as possible.
Why you need a monitor with a built-in webcam
There are two major reasons to consider a computer monitor with a built-in camera as opposed to purchasing an external webcam for your setup.
You can use the webcam for both personal and professional use. If your primary PC is a desktop, it’s beneficial to have a built-in webcam so you can video chat or video conference at your convenience, rather than worrying about connecting one or adding more wires to your workspace.
A monitor with a built-in webcam provides additional safety and security features over an external webcam. Because it is integrated with your display, a webcam monitor is more difficult to hack so hackers will have a much more difficult time gaining control of your camera.
3 best HP monitors with webcams
To help you on your search, we have highlighted and reviewed 3 premium HP monitors with built-in webcams. Whichever one you pick, it’ll ensure that you never have to fret about your video conferencing or video chatting needs again.
1. HP E24d G4 FHD advanced docking monitor: Premium pick for power users
The HP E24d G4 FHD advanced docking monitor is one of the most connected displays available and it just happens to come with a built-in webcam. The host of connectivity options includes an RJ-45 Ethernet port, a DisplayPort, a USB-C port, and 4 USB 3.1 ports. You can easily connect all your favorite accessories directly to this monitor, all while taking advantage of the USB-C port to power everything through a single cable.
Aside from its variety of connectivity options and ease of use, the HP E24d display boasts a large, IPS, high-quality screen. It has a Full High Definition (FHD) resolution and measures 21.24 x 12.73 x 1.91 inches.
The virtual KVM switch is another standout feature, and it lets you connect two computers to a single monitor. Connect one via USB-C and then hook up another with the HDMI or DisplayPort option. This is great if you want to use both a desktop and a laptop, then easily switch between them.
The HP E24d monitor is ideal for video conferencing as well. The built-in webcam comes with an integrated microphone, and it even allows you to log in to your PC using the Windows Hello face recognition application.
It’s easier than ever to jump into your preferred video conferencing app straight away. When it comes to convenience, connectivity, and reliability, this computer monitor with webcam is tough to beat.
1 RJ-45 port, 1 DisplayPort 1.2, 1 USB Type-C port, 4 USB 3.1 ports
Anti-glare and on-screen color and image control features
Windows Hello face recognition application integration
2. HP EliteDisplay S340c curved monitor: Immersive, high-def video conferencing
There are many reasons to consider a curved monitor. They provide a larger perceived field of view and an increased sense of immersion, and they can reduce eye strain. If you like the sound of those perks, the HP EliteDisplay S340c curved monitor is one of the best curved monitors with a webcam available.
This monitor exudes quality in every area, and it starts with the integrated 720p HD webcam with dual microphones and LED. It also has an astonishing screen quality, with native 3440 x 1440 Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) resolution.
WQHD resolution is roughly four times the definition of a standard 720p HD resolution, which means you can fit the same amount of pixels as four HD displays into a QHD display of a similar size.
But it’s about more than just the sleek visuals. For one, the 720p integrated HD webcam is Skype for Business® certified, which means it’s equipped with conferencing hotkeys, a microphone, dual speakers, and expertly tuned Audio by Bang & Olufsen.
The webcam is also capable of Windows Hello face recognition application integration, allowing you to log in to your connected PC without typing in your password.
The HP EliteDisplay S340c is ideal for those who find that video conferencing is a key component of their position. The integration between the display and built-in webcam allows you to smoothly handle presentations and spreadsheets on your video calls.
31.88 x 4.03 x 15.56-inch VA display with LED backlight
3440 x 1440 WQHD resolution
720p integrated HD webcam with dual microphones and LED
Display tilt and swivel range of -5 degrees to +20 degrees
Windows Hello face recognition application integration
3. HP Mini-in-One 24 monitor: Budget pick with 1080p webcam
If you're looking for a compact display that has full webcam integration, consider the HP Mini-in-One 24 monitor. This is the smallest option on our list, but it still packs a visual punch with a 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution and an IPS display.
It also features a 1080p integrated HD webcam with dual microphones, which is perfect for video conferencing for business or video chatting with friends and family. It has full USB-C integration as well, giving it seamless plug-and-play functionality so you can connect to your existing PC setup.
When you’re done setting up your new monitor, you can feel confident and safe using it, thanks to the HP Privacy Camera shutter. It allows you to automatically block your webcam when not in use to prevent hackers from spying on you through the webcam.
Despite its smaller size, this computer monitor with a camera makes up for it with a bevy of options, ports, and connection options, all while taking up a minimal amount of space in your workspace or personal PC setup.
21.2 x 3 x 14.5-inch IPS display with LED backlight
1920 x 1080 FHD resolution
1080p integrated HD webcam with dual microphones
1 DisplayPort (with HDCP support), 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
0.274 mm pixel pitch
On-screen controls, anti-glare features, and plug and play functionality
Other webcam options to consider
When looking for convenience and functionality, monitors with webcams are your best bet. But there are other options to consider.
If you need a new PC, monitor, and a webcam, you may just fall in love with an HP All-in-One (AiO). An AiO combines a desktop and a monitor into a single hub by housing all of the PC components within the display. While not every AiO model comes with an integrated webcam, many do. And they’re wonderful options for those who prefer quick and easy set up, with a streamlined workspace.
Many laptops have integrated webcams, and the extensive line of HP laptops is no exception. Although not all of the premium laptops come with webcams, many of them do. They also offer a level of portability that is simply not possible with a traditional desktop PC setup.
When it comes to convenience and ease of use, a monitor with a built-in webcam is great option. While any of the webcam monitors on our list are more than capable of meeting your needs, our top pick is the HP E24d G4 FHD Advanced Docking Monitor.
Weigh your priorities as they relate to connectivity and integrations, display quality, and screen size. Whichever option from our list you pick, you’ll get one of the best monitors with webcams on the market. You’ll be looking professional during your next conference call.
About the Author: Daniel Horowitz is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Daniel is a New York-based author and has written for publications such as USA Today, Digital Trends, Unwinnable Magazine, and many other media outlets.
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