What you need to know
- HP announced its new HP 320 FHD Webcam and HP 325 FHD Webcam today.
- Both webcams have FHD resolution, 66-degree viewing angles, and can rotate 360 degrees.
- The HP 320 FHD costs $40 and will be available in February 2022 while the HP 325 FHD launches in March for $39.
HP announced two webcams alongside its range of new education laptops. The HP 320 FHD Webcam and HP 325 FHD Webcam are straightforward all-in-one webcams. They both feature resolutions of 1080p, can record 30 FPS video, and have 66-degree viewing angles. They also each have removable lens covers for privacy and can rotate 360 degrees.
Both the HP 320 FHD and HP 325 FHD are Works With Chromebook certified. That means they'll seamlessly work with the best Chromebooks, including the newly announced HP Fortis 14 G10 and HP Fortis 11 G9 Q. As one would expect, the webcams also work with Windows 10, Windows 11, and macOS.
The design and specs of the HP 320 FHD and HP 325 FHD are similar to most of the best webcams on the market, but there are a couple of elements that stick out. For example, the ability to rotate 360 degrees allows the webcams to switch between facing forward and backward easily.
Since the webcams are aimed at people in education, support for Chromebooks is a nice touch. With hybrid learning being more common, having a good webcam that can work with any device is important.
HP also announced a portfolio of Fortis laptops today. The new rugged laptops are built to withstand the bumps and knocks of modern student life, which often involves carrying devices back and forth between home and school.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No mention of Windows Hello compatibility, so I assume they aren't?
The information we got did not specify Windows Hello support. Details often emerge after the company's official announcement. I will circle back to add in details as they come out.
Much appreciated Sean. The absence of Windows Hello support these days seems like a miss to me, but perhaps I'm in the minority.
Oh, that removable camera cover is a bad idea. That'll be lost in a week. Make a cover that flips up or sideways but stays attached.
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