When it comes to the built-in webcam, computer monitors and laptops are polar opposites. Unlike laptops that come with built-in webcams, most monitors generally don't have additional features like speakers or webcams. But with increasing video conferencing needs, there are a couple of monitors with built-in webcams. These cameras are built into the frame or pop-up when activated. Either way, you can easily join a Zoom call or Google Meet meeting, without having to struggle to find your external webcam.
However, the webcam monitor market remains a niche and there are not as many options as their conventional counterparts. We have compiled a list of the best monitors with built-in webcams that you can check out.
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1. ASUS BE24EQK Business Monitor
- Resolution : 1920 x 1080 FHD (24 inches) | Refresh rate : 60Hz | Panel : IPS
- Ports : 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x VGA, 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x 3.5mm audio
- 23.8-inch IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) panel with wide viewing angles
- Wide DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D, D-sub connectivity, audio in, and headphone out
- To give you a more comfortable viewing, ASUS Eye Care monitors include TÜV Rheinland certifications for Low Blue Light and Flicker Free
- Can be mounted using VESA adapters
If you're looking for a basic monitor with a built-in webcam, then the ASUS BE24EQK fits the bill for the T. It doesn't have fancy features like Adaptive-Sync or a host of connectivity options, but it gets the job done. For the record, the 24-inch screen is large enough to allow you to do your daily work with ease. Also, the built-in 1080p camera isn't bad either.
The only downside is that you will have to connect the webcam via the dedicated USB-B to USB-A cable. That said, the camera is quite flexible and allows you to rotate it around 300 degrees. Camera quality is decent for the price, although images tend to be a bit grainy. There are no autofocus options, but for occasional zoom meetings, it does a pretty decent job.
The image quality of the ASUS BE24EQK is good for the price. But at the end of the day, it's not designed for color-sensitive work. You get the image on the screen, and that's it. For the record, it can display 87.4% of the sRGB color spectrum.
The connectivity options are satisfactory again. You get the options for DisplayPort and HDMI connectors, and there's also a legacy VGA connector. Unlike premium and mid-range monitors, it lacks USB-A and USB-C ports. On the positive side, there is also support for the VESA mount, in case you want to mount it on a monitor mount.
The ASUS BE24EQK has enjoyed its fair share of positive ratings on Amazon, and people love it for its lightweight nature, decent image quality, and price-value proposition.
If you want a basic monitor with a webcam for an occasional video conference (and want to save money), then the BE24EQK is a good choice.
2. Acer CB272 Dbmiprcx ErgoStand Monitor
- Resolution : 1920 x 1080 (27 inches) | Refresh rate : 75Hz | Panel : IPS
- Ports : 1 monitor connection, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x 3.5 audio
At 27 inches, the Acer CB272 Dbmiprcx monitor is wider than the previous ASUS monitor. This one is designed for gamers and offers additional benefits like AMD FreeSync technology and a 75Hz refresh rate. The former means that if you have a compatible AMD graphics card, you will get the benefits of a dynamic refresh rate during your games.
That being said, this Acer monitor has an attractive design with a frameless display. Therefore, the frameless design will provide a consistent layout even if you want to add a secondary display to the deck.
It includes a 1080p webcam and allows you to stream games or attend video calls with ease. In addition, it also facilitates Windows Hello. The camera is adjustable to a certain extent. However, the built-in speakers are a bit weak.
The image quality is satisfactory for the price of the monitor. Images appear clear and sharp.
However, when it comes to connectivity options, the Acer CB272 lacks both DisplayPort and USB ports. That means if you have enough peripherals like a keyboard or mouse to connect, your best option would be to get a USB hub to connect to the GPU.
On the plus side, the monitor has pretty good ergonomics. For example, you can rotate it to portrait mode and adjust its height (unlike the previous one). Also, it supports VESA mounting.
3. HP EliteDisplay E243d Monitor
- Resolution : 1920 x 1080p (23.8 inches) | Refresh rate : 60Hz | Panel : IPS
- Ports : 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x D-sub, 1 x Ethernet, 1 x USB-C (65W), 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x 3.5 audio
- Monitor with docking included: 1 audio input; 1 headphone output; 1 RJ-45; 1 USB 3.1 (fast charge); 3 USB 3.1; 1 DisplayPort 1.2 output
- Extra connectivity. 1 HDMI 1.4; 1 VGA; 1 USB Type-C (DisplayPort 1.2 alternate mode, power delivery up to 65W); 1 USB Type-B
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 60Hz resolution LED-backlit IPS display for sharp images from any angle, Flicker Free and low blue light
- Pop-up HD Webcam
- Micro-edge bezel on three sides that makes the most of the entire space for a multi-screen experience
The HP EliteDisplay E243d monitor costs a bit more than its previous counterpart, providing an interesting set of features. HP markets it as a docking monitor, and for good reason. It includes a USB-C port (among others) that you use to connect directly to your laptop, saving you the hassle of buying a dedicated dock. The E243d supports Power Delivery up to 65W, displays 90% of the sRGB color spectrum, and has a built-in 720p webcam.
The best part is that the webcam is a pop-up camera, which makes it a bit more secure from a privacy point of view. It has a button at the top, which you have to press for the camera to activate. As we mentioned earlier, it's a plain 720p camera and it gets the job done. However, according to the folks at Expert Reviews, it tends to oversaturate colors. On the positive side, the microphones do a good job of capturing noise-free audio.
There are many ports on this one, including a handy Ethernet port. Plus, the combination of HDMI and DisplayPort gives you the headroom you need to connect to your PC. Plus, the USB ports ensure easy connectivity. But it comes at a price, and that's cable management.
That said, the E243d has a strong base and a sharp appearance. And yes, if you don't want to spend a ton, this monitor is ideal for regular office work.
4. Dell P2418HZ LED display
- Resolution : 1920 x 1080 (23.8 inches) | Refresh rate : 60 Hz | Panel : IPS
- Ports : 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x VGA, 5 x USB 3.0, 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 23.8 "screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Response time: 6 ms
- 1920 x 1080 native resolution
- Display type: LCD with LED backlight / TFT active matrix
- Screen position adjustments: height, pivot (rotation), turntable, tilt
The Dell P2418HZ is a mid-range monitor with a dedicated webcam. It is designed for everyday use and has a glossy panel. It includes a clever design, in which the camera is integrated into the upper part of the frame. Also, it comes with a privacy shutter. At 24 inches, it's not one of the widest monitors out there, but it can most likely get the job done. However, if you often switch between multiple open windows, this monitor can be a bit limiting.
The camera is compatible with Skype and Windows Hello and offers good image quality for the price. At the same time, the microphone transmits your voice well. The good thing is that the panel is bright enough for everyday work.
Due to the camera on the top, the Dell P2418HZ has slight bezels on the top and bottom. In addition, it is ergonomically designed and you can adjust the height according to your preferences.
Connectivity options are a bit limited, but you have a choice of HDMI and DisplayPort. Also, the USB 3.0 matrix is a bonus.
5. Dell C3422WE Video Conference Monitor
- Resolution : 3440 x 1440p (34 inches) | Refresh rate : 60Hz | Panel : IPS
- Ports : 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB Type-B, 1x USB-C (90W), 1x USB-C (15W), 2x USB-A, 1x USB 3.2 Type-A (charging), 1x Ethernet, 1x 3.5mm Audio
If you are looking for a dedicated monitor for video conferencing, the Dell C3422WE is the one for you. However, it is a premium monitor and costs over $ 1000. The premium price also means that you have a good set of features at your fingertips. For example, one of the USB-C ports can charge a connected laptop at 90W, while another allows you to charge smartphones and other peripherals at 15W. Above all, it has a WQHD screen and the 34-inch panel is wide enough to allow you to open 2-3 windows in parallel.
Naturally, the screen is sharp and the colors are sharp and accurate. For the record, it can display 87% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. So while it may not be good for professional color critical work, it is fit for commercial work.
One of the highlights of this monitor is the controls. The Dell C3422WE includes a set of touch-sensitive buttons on the front for starting Microsoft Teams or playing with volume and playback. Last but not least, the Dell C3422WE is ergonomic and has a solid stand.
But at the end of the day, if you don't mind spending cash on a monitor and want a number of good connectivity options, then the Dell C3422WE is a good pick.
The webcams built into the monitors will surely save you the hassle of purchasing or connecting a dedicated webcam. However, while these webcams offer decent image quality, they may not be as sharp as dedicated webcams like the Logitech Brio.
However, if you don't care about quality, the HP EliteDisplay E243d Monitor is a good choice to choose.
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