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Laptop without WebCam

by ajvigants / December 30, 2012 9:58 PM PST

I need a notebook which does NOT have a webcam . . . Last time I bought one (my T61 - 4 years ago) I was able to configure it without a webcam but now I cannot find anything from anyone that does not come with one.

I go into facilities for work that are very strict about no cameras - they may allow them in the administrative buildings, but my work requires that I enter operating areas and that means NO cameras. PERIOD.

Disabling it is not enough (what can be disabled can be re-enabled) so I really want something that has a bezel without even a hole suggesting a camera.

Anyone know where I can find one?

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Ask your peers what they've done
by wpgwpg / December 30, 2012 10:34 PM PST
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I'd check with other employees to see what they've done, and I'd check with the security people to see if they'd accept a laptop that you've had the camera removed from if you bring the receipt for the work.

Good luck.

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Problem solved
by ajvigants / December 30, 2012 11:30 PM PST

A lot of my work takes me overseas (often middle east) and convincing security (who often speak no English) that it is camera free every time I enter a plant is a non-starter.

Problem solved - just found that if you skip the "quick ship" options and configure a base unit, that you can skip the webcam on Dell Latitudes.

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I'm glad you found the answer
by wpgwpg / December 31, 2012 2:11 AM PST
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Good luck with that security. I once worked in a place where I couldn't go to the bathroom without an escort 'till I got my clearance. It's necessary, but it sure is a pain!

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Iam Suffering the same problem please help
by poovarasu / April 10, 2013 10:13 PM PDT
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I am posting this message from Abu Dhabi, I am looking for a laptop without webcam, presently I came down looking for the used laptop too; but i couldn't find one.

Then I saw this discussion while surfing my need on Google, if you could provide me the solution you found in brief it will be helpful.

Thanks in advance

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Computers have become
by orlbuckeye / April 10, 2013 11:20 PM PDT

social instruments. They want it to be easy to change your facebook profile picture.

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