Windows Hello is an interesting new feature baked into Windows 10 that allows users to login to their PC using a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition. But in order to use the latter, you’ll need a compatible camera. Here is the small list of PCs that will have one when Windows 10 launches this month.
To be as secure as possible, Windows 10’s facial recognition feature relies on special infrared cameras that capture 3D images of your face. Regular webcams just don’t cut it; you’ll need a machine that has Intel’s new RealSense 3D camera built-in.
- Dell Inspiron 15 5548
- Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro
- Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15
- Lenovo ThinkPad E550
- Asus N551JQ
- Asus ROG G771JM
- Asus X751LD
- HP Envy 15t Touch RealSense Laptop
- Lenovo B5030
- Dell Inspiron 23 7000
Only a small number of users will be able to enjoy facial recognition in Windows 10 at launch, then, but more PCs with a RealSense 3D camera are expected to ship later this year.
Alternatively, you can add a standalone RealSense camera to your existing PC. It’s marketed as a developer device for now, but anyone can buy one from Intel’s website for $99. Once it’s plugged into your machine, you’ll get access to facial recognition, making logging into your PC easier than ever.