Showdown: Best Laptops for Video Chat
Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV78 3D ($1,690)
The 17-inch Toshiba Qosmio X775 is one behemoth of a notebook. And it makes room for not one but two lenses that can capture video in 3D, both in Active Shutter Glasses and Red-Cyan mode. Sure enough, footage we captured popped off the screen when we watched our clips using the bundled Nvidia 3D glasses.
In 2D mode, the machine snaps pictures and video in a sharp 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. Within the Toshiba Web Camera software, users will find multiple scene modes and settings for fine-tuning brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and sharpness. Audio isn’t neglected either, as the laptop can record in stereo.
The Qosmio X775 offered very clear video quality when shooting video clips and conducting Skype video calls. The best of the scene modes was Living Room, which resulted in richer, more lifelike hues. Overall, though, video looked darker than the other notebooks we tested.