The Z24m’s camera’s pop-up monitors your movements while you make video calls
The New 23.8-inch HP Z24 Monitor is geared to professionals in the field of creativity and features an embedded webcam that monitors your movements to ensure you stay in the frame. At the same time, video calls are made as Apple’s center stage feature on its Studio Display and tablets (via Ars Technica).
The 5MP tiltable webcam is located on top of the screen, and according to Ars Technica points out, is meant to concentrate on you, even when others are in the background.
An HP spokesperson also informed Ars Technica that you can alter the settings for the webcam so that it follows you more quickly. While you cannot take the webcam off the display, however, you can move it back to block it completely. The Z24m comes with two noise-canceling microphones as well as dual speakers that can remove the requirement for external headphones and microphones. In terms of the display it is Z24m features an IPS panel that has the resolution of 2560x 1440 pixels, a surprisingly quick 90% refresh, 5ms response time and also the ability to support HDR.
THE hp Z24 Monitor IS SET FOR RELEASE IN JULY
The monitor is compatible with HP’s Auto Lock & Awake functionality addition. The feature utilizes the built-in proximity sensor not the webcam that detects the moment you’re facing the display. If you activate this feature, your monitor will lock itself automatically when you go away, and then come back on once you return.
It’s unclear how HP’s camera tracking feature is compared to the Apple Center Stage, which makes use of machine learning technology to keep you (and everyone else who is in the same frame) within the middle of your screen. This 27″ Studio Display is packed with iPhone 11’s A13 Bionic chipset that powers the webcam’s 12MP Center Stage functionality, among other functions. There are problems regarding the quality of images captured by the webcam however, Apple has released an update to its software to fix this issue, however, it still isn’t fully resolved.
The Z24m is scheduled to be released in July and there’s no pricing information now. HP has also announced the Z24q for $347 in July which is a monitor that has similar specs, but without videoconferencing capabilities.
If this is any indication of the Z24m’s pricing it’s likely to be significantly lower than the Studio Display’s $1.599 price which could make it an alternative that is more affordable.