I'm pretty sure it does. I've been mulling over getting the laptop for a few weeks now and having a web cam has been listed in the specs on every website I've looked at that sells or reviewed it. You can go to Toshiba's website and see all the specs on this model (and, yep, web cam is listed): http://www.toshiba.com/us/computers/laptops/satellite/S50/S55-A5359
It seems no one is making a replacement battery for this laptop, not even Toshiba. It would seem that someone made the batteries that are in the computers, so they should be making replacement batteries as well. I have 2 of these laptops, so I hope some batteries become available soon.