Which laptops are the most secure?
Windows Hello is a biometric security system that uses either an Intel RealSense camera or a fingerprint reader to log you into your Windows 10 device. Windows Hello is easy to set up when you have the correct hardware — here's a list of the laptops that support Windows Hello with either a RealSense camera or a fingerprint reader.
- The best laptops with Windows Hello
- Standalone Intel RealSense camera
- Best fingerprint scanners compatible with Windows Hello
The best laptops with Windows Hello
The list of laptops compatible with Windows Hello continues to grow. We break the list down based on the manufacturer and whether or not they're using a RealSense camera or a fingerprint reader.
Windows Hello facial recognition
Windows Hello fingerprint reader
Note: The Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 require a special fingerprint ID keyboard sold separately for about $160. This keyboard is compatible with both the SP3 and SP4.
Standalone Intel RealSense camera
If you already have a laptop that doesn't support Windows Hello, and you don't plan on upgrading anytime soon, you're not entirely out of luck.
Intel offers a developer kit that includes a great RealSense camera that fully supports Windows Hello facial recognition. This kit starts at about $150.
Gamers who want a few more features on their camera will want to check out the Razer Stargazer. It allows you to remove or switch the background while you stream at 60FPS without using a greenscreen backdrop. This camera starts at about $150.
For more great webcams, both compatible with Windows Hello and not, check out our picks for the best Windows 10 webcams.
Best fingerprint scanners compatible with Windows Hello
If you'd rather use a fingerprint scanner on a laptop that doesn't come with one built in, we've already chosen the best option money can buy. There are a bunch of other options available as well if our opinion of the best doesn't quite match your opinion of the best.
What is your favorite Windows Hello laptop?
Is your favorite device not on the list? Tell us which one it is in the comments section below!