Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best notebook for video chatting features a good inbuilt webcam included in an economical budget.

A built in camera is an advantage in that it saves you the cost of purchasing a separate webcam. On the downside however, since the inbuilt webcam is fitted into the top of the notebook screen, it isn’t as freely movable and mobile as an external one would be; this would mean moving the laptop itself to move the camera. While inbuilt webcams are ideal for business and conference calls that don’t require mobility, it is not suitable if you intend to capture or display your surroundings over a chat application. A good webcam for video chatting has a frame rate of 30 FPS, excellent HD resolution of 720 pixels or more and still image resolution between 10 to 15 MP.

Chatting further requires a microphone and a set of speakers and the best laptop for video chatting has a good inbuilt microphone, speakers and a compatible operating system for chat applications.


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HP Chromebook 11
Sony VAIO E14 Series(2013)
Sony VAIO E15 Series(Feb'13)
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
HP Chromebook 11 (White/Blue) Laptop
Sony VAIO E14 Series SVE14132CXW 14-Inch Laptop
Sony VAIO E15 Series SVE15135CXW 15.5-Inch Laptop
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 11.6-Inch Convertible Touchscreen Laptop
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Release Date
Oct 2013
Feb 2013
Feb 2013
Oct 2012
Display
11 in. IPS
14-inch LED-backlit
15.5 in. LED backlit
11.6 in. LED backlight
Hard Drive
16GB eMMC
500 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
1 TB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
64 GB SSD
Installed Memory
2GB DDR3L
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8 RT
Processor
Samsung Exynos 5250
Core i3 2.5 GHz
Core i5 2.6 GHz
NVIDIA Tegra T3.0
Laptop Type
Chromebook
Mid-Size Laptop, Budget
Convertible laptop, Notebook
Average Rating
 3.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.8 stars