These are the best laptops that support Windows Hello

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Updated March 7, 2017: We've refreshed this list to include a bunch of new laptops, updated versions of existing laptops, and some new standalone options when it comes to Hello-compatible cameras.

Windows Hello is a biometric security system that uses either a biometrically-enabled 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 best laptops that support Windows Hello with either a camera or a fingerprint reader.

The best laptops with Windows Hello

The list of laptops compatible with Windows Hello continues to grow. Here are some of the overall best based on whether or not they're using a compatible camera or a fingerprint reader.

Looking for more laptops that support Windows Hello? Check out our complete list.

See the complete list of laptops that support Windows Hello

Windows Hello facial recognition

Facial recognition

Windows Hello fingerprint reader

Surface Pro 4 fingerprint reader

Standalone Intel RealSense camera

RealSense SR300

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 an excellent RealSense camera that fully supports Windows Hello facial recognition. This kit starts at about $150.

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Razer Stargazer

Razer Stargazer

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 green screen backdrop. This camera starts at about $150.

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Logitech BRIO 4K webcam

Logitech BRIO 4K webcam

The latest compatible webcam to hit the market, the BRIO 4K from Logitech is a fantastic camera — if you can afford it. It will do pretty much everything you want, including recording 4K footage and virtual removal of backgrounds.

If you're interested in owning one of the best webcams out there, make sure you head over and check out our full review of the BRIO 4K.

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Tobii EyeX tracker

Tobii EyeX

Some laptops, like a select few from MSI, use Tobii eye-tracking technology, which is mostly used by gamers and streamers. This technology is also compatible with Windows Hello, and there is a standalone tracker you can buy.

If you don't need the eye tracking, you probably want to go with a regular camera; nevertheless, this is a viable option.

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For more great webcams, both compatible with Windows Hello and not, check out our picks for the best Windows 10 webcams.

See our pick for the best Windows 10 webcam

Best fingerprint scanners compatible with Windows Hello

Eikon Mini fingerprint reader

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 yours.

See our pick for the best fingerprint scanner available now