Every Windows Hello Compatible Laptop

Windows Hello is a security system designed by Microsoft that uses biometrics to log you into your Windows 10 laptop. To take advantage of facial recognition, your device needs a special kind of camera that can scan your face, so not all laptops with webcams are compatible. However, most fingerprint readers, when given the right drivers, are compatible with Windows Hello.

The number of laptops that are compatible with Windows Hello continues to grow, and we compiled a list to keep you in the know. If you see an omission, be sure to let us know, and we'll add it.

Windows Hello facial recognition

Alienware

ASUS

Dell

HP

Lenovo

Microsoft

MSI

Samsung

Toshiba

Windows Hello fingerprint reader

If an older laptop has a fingerprint reader, and the correct drivers are available, it should be compatible with Windows Hello.

Acer

ASUS

Avell

Dell

HP

Huawei

Lenovo

Microsoft

(Note: The Surface Pros require a special fingerprint ID keyboard sold separately for about $140 (opens in new tab) to take advantage of Windows Hello finger authentication.)

Samsung

Toshiba

Standalone cameras and fingerprint readers

If your laptop didn't come equipped with a compatible webcam or a built-in fingerprint reader, there are several standalone options that connect to your PC for easy Windows Hello logins.

If you're in the market for a Windows Hello camera, check out our roundup of the best webcams money can buy. Looking for a fingerprint scanner? No problem — have a look at our roundup of the best fingerprint scanners.

Updated November 30, 2017: We refreshed this article to ensure you're still getting a current list of laptops with Windows Hello. As always, give a shoutout in the comments if you know of any laptops we missed.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.

27 Comments
  • Are all the webcams referenced Windows Hello capable?
  • No, Only with iris scanner
  • Is the "facial recognition" same as iris scanner on Lumia 950 or just scans your face?
  • The laptops in the "Windows Hello facial recognition" section have webcams that are Windows-Hello capable.
  • no, it needs the infrared connect-style 3d capability.
  • Missing the Yoga 710
  • Added - thank you.
  • When buying a Latitude, they often offer two fingerprint options, FIPS and standard.  Do they both work with Hello? What's the difference and which should we choose?
  • I was able to run Windows Hello using fingerprint reader on some pretty much old notebooks, with correct drivers (but it always took a lot of time to find them): HP EliteBook 8440p, HP EliteBook 8460p, HP EliteBook 8470p etc...
  • what about all the web cam that support hello? I'm looking for a cheap one... 
  • I believe your options are Creative and Razer, neither are cheap. Not sure if the Kinect connected to a W10 PC supports hello or not.
  • Nothing cheap. Logitech BRIO 4K, which we recently reviewed, is your best bet.
  • but there are some low-cost Chinese brands making Windows Hello compatible webcams and fingerprint readers.
  • will it ever be possible to unlock you pc by using the biometric of the w10 mobile devices like hp elite x3 or the Lumia 950XL? That was promised ages ago.
  • Lenovo?!!!!  
  • Some laptops from Avell High Performance supports Windows Hello (fingerprint). They deserve being added to the list. 🙂
  • Every day when I type my password on my desktop, I realize that windows hello is the future. I can't wait for affordable devices that unlock my pc
  • my ASUS ZenBook UX305 supports Windows Hello
  • Had a presentation of the new Lenovo computers yesterday, and several of them, like T and P series and more now have optional Windows Hello Cameras.
  • I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 and I can't use the facial recognition.  It says it's not compatible with that laptop and to click a link to learn more about it.  Is there something I need to do to enable it?
  • It needs to have 2 cameras + IR sensor for Windows Hello to work properly. If you have one of those gimmicks that Dell and Toshiba used to do many years ago to "unlock using face" feature then it won't work.
  • Got Windows Hello on my Surface Pro 2 via PQI Mini USB fingerprint reader...
  • Writing price next to them could have been a good idea don't you think ?
  • Fingerprint is possible with Lenovo X230!
  • New HP Spectre X360 series has both fingerprint and camera. Not sure about 15 inch but I bought 13 inch one and it has both. Please update. 
  • Some Yoga 520 laptop also has fingerprint reader built-in
  • The Lenovo P51S does NOT have Facial recognition only fingerprint