11-27-2016 09:03 AM
So, recently I ordered a ThinkPad L460 for my mom as she needs a new laptop. Since she doesn't need the camera, I thought it would be fine to leave it out. Then some time after ordering, I realized that on my T560 the microphone is right next to the camera. This then made me wonder if a L460 without the camera will have a microphone at all. Having no microphone would be an issue when using Skype, as an external mic would be then required.
L460 Platform Specifications only states the camera as optional, suggesting that the microphone would always be included. Hardware maintenance manual states under LCD FRUs: Camera/microphone module, camera module, or microphone module (available on some models), which also to me would suggest that a microphone only setup would also be possible.
Can anyone answer whether a L460 ordered without a camera will actually have a microphone?