List of PCs that support Windows Hello in Windows 10

Want to use Windows Hello? Then you’ll need one of these computers! Most of you may be aware that Microsoft is planning to release a new feature that is only available with Windows 10. This feature is called Windows Hello, and it is designed to allow users to sign into their computer without a password. It’s pretty impressive, though not the first time we’ve come across a feature like this one. But the feature does not support some Windows computers. Because of that, we’re going to list the ones that do.

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Laptops that support Windows Hello in Windows 10

Still, what Microsoft is aiming for is unique in its own way, and as such, will only work on a few computers.

Windows Hello makes it easy for users to log into their computer with just a fingerprint or with their face via facial recognition. The problem is, regular webcams will not work, which means most computers are not supported.

At the moment, only a few computers support Windows Hello, and many more are expected to ship before the end of the year due to the launch of Windows 10 on July 29.

We suspect that some folks might not want to purchase a new computer to use Windows Hello. If that’s the case, then it is possible to buy a standalone webcam for this purpose. We recommend the Intel RealSense camera that is sold for $99 on Intel’s website.

Chances are, the price might be higher elsewhere, so keep that in mind. Another thing, the RealSense camera was designed mainly for developers, but we suspect everything should work just fine, regardless.

Folks who are using a Surface Pro 3 are out of luck here. It’s sad because Microsoft should have added a supported camera. The company must have known Windows Hello was something it would make available in the final version of the operating system, as such, prepare the Surface Pro for it.

The currently supported computers found on the Intel website are:

  • Dell Inspiron 15 5548
  • Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15
  • HP Sprout
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E550
  • Asus N551JQ
  • Asus ROG G771JM
  • Asus X751LD
  • Dell Inspiron 23 7000
  • HP Envy 15t Touch RealSense Laptop
  • Lenovo B5030
  • Dell Inspiron 23 7000

These laptops are not cheap, so to expect users to purchase another computer, or a possible Surface Pro 4 for that matter is a bit on the flat side.

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