I have just set up Skype on my laptop, and bought a Logitech webcam to hopefully use with it. I tried setting everything up yesterday eve, I got the webcam loaded and displaying images, and I also managed to get skype to dial the test call. The sound quality on Skype was mostly ok, but ocasionally it became a bit disjointed, and a couple of times the connection dropped out.
I haven't tried using the webcam with/at the same time as skype yet but when looking at images on the laptop screen from the camera, they seemed to be very jerky and disjointed with a big time lag between me moving, and seeing it on the screen.
My question is whether my pc spec is up to the job? The laptop is a P3 1Ghz IBM Thinkpad 300Mb of RAM running XP, and my broadband is only 1.1gig.
From reading on here about Skype I think the pc should be ok for sound, but is the 1.1gig broadband fast enough?
Despite what Argos said on their advert I think the laptop may not be up to the min spec for the webcam, which seems to be saying it needs a P4 1.4Ghz. Should I try another one?