Any of you that has family and friends who Skype, or you could be "old" like me and have a daughter away at school, the A2109 works great. The picture on Skype looks the same as the PC, bad, though it was smooth. My daughter was using her A2109 and had no issue hearing me, nor did I have any issues hearing her. Neither of us used ear buds. Like in another post it was great watching the Superbowl with her and her friends, since the PC is nowhere near the TV. With the Poetic cover I could stand the tablet up on coffee table. Why sit at a desk when I can lounge on the couch? I also used the tablet to Skype with my nephew, who is stationed in another state, and his family. No issue there either.