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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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Locating the Camera

If your mobile computer has a digital camera, the lens will most likely be located in the top center of the cover. This has the potential advantage of enabling the camera lens to “swivel” so that you can take pictures facing both “out” from the laptop and “in” toward the laptop's user.

For example, Figure 5.1 shows the Sony Visual Communication Camera VCC-U01, embedded in a Sony Vaio TR3A notebook with Intel Centrino mobile technology, facing outward.

Figure 5.1. The camera integrated with this Sony notebook can face inward or outward. (Outward is shown.)

When the camera component is swiveled inward, as shown in Figure 5.2 ...

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