HP’s upcoming 23.8-inch Z24m monitor is geared toward creative professionals and comes with a webcam that tracks your movement to keep you in the frame during video calls, much like Apple’s Center stage feature in its Studio Display and some iPads (via Ars Technica). The Z24m’s 5MP tiltable webcam sits at the top of the monitor, which, as Ars Technica points out, is supposed to put its focus on you even if other people are in the background of the shot.
A spokesperson for HP also stated ArsTechnica , that you can change the settings of your webcam to make it more accurate in tracking you. You can remove the webcam from your monitor but you can move it down to conceal it. The Z24m also has dual noise-canceling microphones and dual speakers that could eliminate the need to use external headphones and a microphone. As for the display itself, the Z24m has an IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, a fairly fast 90Hz refresh rate, a 5ms response time, as well as support for HDR.
The monitor also supports HP’s Autolock & Awake functionality. This feature detects when you are in front of the monitor using a built-in proximity sensor. It is not the webcam. The feature will automatically lock the monitor when you leave it and turn itself on when you return.
It’s unclear how HP’s webcam tracking feature compares to Apple’s Center Stage, which uses machine learning technology to help keep you (and anyone else in the frame with you) in the center of the screen. The 27-inch Studio Display comes packed