Creative Live! Cam Notebook Pro Review

This webcam is rated well by users posting Creative Live Cam Notebook Pro reviews on PC World, who report that it's easy to use and provides good audio and video quality; it has decent 640x480 resolution, 30 fps, and 1.3 megapixel photo storage. On the other hand, these users complain about the headphones and occasional set up difficulties. Creative Live Cam Notebook Pro reviews on Amazon are likewise mixed; several users deride the poor video quality, while others call it a good deal for the price.

The Creative Live! Cam Notebook Pro (starting at $31, Amazon) works with Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP, or with any system operating on an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent processor that runs at 1.8 GHz or higher, which is the lowest processing speed required for this webcam. The Creative Live Cam Notebook Pro requires at least 256 MB of RAM (512 MB are recommended) and at least 500 MB of free hard-disk space. It comes with a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive for software installation on your computer.

While this webcam gives you decent video and audio quality, and sits securely on your PC or laptop, it's best suited for consumers interested in a very basic model. Even if the price wins you over, be prepared for some set-up blunders and some audio and visual shakiness while video chatting.

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