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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by dakota426, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. dakota426

    dakota426 Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I have an HP m1070n multi media center with hi speed usb ports and an HP ze4200 laptop with standard usb ports. I want to buy a web cam that will work for both computers. Does anybody have any info on what I can use? I am hoping for good quality for less than $75.
    Thnaks
     
  2. defianted

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    A decent one is Logitech Pro9000, $80.00...It has a Zeiss lens. Here's the website below

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/38/6333

    I have one myself and it's good for chatting. You can google for reviews before you decide to purchase.
     
  3. dakota426

    dakota426 Thread Starter

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    Will the cam u are speaking of work on an old, slow usb port?
     
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    Yes, but whether the performance will be what you want (regardless of the USB port) depends on what you want & how you use it. I had a VGA-quality webcam I used on a laptop with USB 1.1 and got good performance when viewing/recording myself-but skipped frames when using it over the Internet. So my problem was Internet bandwidth rather than USB. The software (and Internet connection) has more impact on performance than the camera does, IMO, but as a general rule the higher the resolution the greater the bandwidth that's needed.
     
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