Huawei debuts laptop with a concealed webcam

Posted on Monday, Feb 26 2018 @ 12:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A lot of tech enthusiasts cover their laptop's webcam with a piece of tape as you never know who might be watching. It's a big security risk so Huawei decided to tackle this issue with its new MateBook X Pro, an improved version of last year's MateBook X.

This is an interesting new ultra-thin laptop with a screen that takes up 91 percent of the front. The power button doubles as a fingerprint reader and the concealed webcam is a feature we've never seen before. It kinda looks like the pop-up headlights that were popular among some car brands until the 1990s.

Rather than in the front bezel, the hidden webcam is located in the keyboard:
One of the features Huawei talked up is a camera concealed in the keyboard. A user has to press the camera button on the keyboard and then it pops up. At a briefing ahead of the launch in London, Huawei executives explained that it was because many people are worried about privacy.
Concealed webcam on Huawei laptop


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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