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:

Microsoft Surface Book, Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 4, Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro, Asus N551JQ, Asus ROG G771JM, Asus X751LD, Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1, Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, Dell Inspiron 15 5000, Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1, Dell Inspiron 15 7000, Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1, Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1, Dell Inspiron 23 7000, Dell Latitude 12 5000, Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1, Dell Latitude 12 5289 2-in-1, Dell Latitude 12 7000, Dell Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1, Dell Latitude 13 3000 2-in-1, Dell Latitude 14 3000, Dell Latitude 14 5000, Dell Latitude 14 7000, Dell Latitude 15 3000, Dell Latitude 15 5000, Alienware 13, Alienware 15, Alienware 17, ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, HP EliteBook Folio G1, HP EliteBook x360, HP ENVY 15, HP ENVY 17, HP ENVY x360 15, HP OMEN 17t, HP Spectre x360 13, HP Sprout, HP Spectre x360 15, Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17, Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15, Lenovo ThinkPad E550, Lenovo Miix 720, Lenovo ThinkPad P51s, Lenovo ThinkPad T570, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, Lenovo B5030, MSI GT72 Dominator Pro, MSI GT72VR Tobii, MSI GT72S G Tobii, MSI GT72S Dominator G, MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G, MSI GT72VR Dominator, MSI GT72VR Dominator Pro, Toshiba Satellite Radius 2-in-1.

These laptops are not cheap, so to expect users to purchase another computer, or a possible Surface for that matter is a bit on the flat side. You can see all the Windows Hellow supported devices here.

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12 Comments

  1. Vinod Vanukuru

    Windows 10 is similar to Mac OS x 10.10 since I found many features which are almost similar.

  2. Don S

    Vinod, that’s just great. As if MS’s plan to use their civilian base as update beta testers for their corporate clients was’nt enough (it was),now I have another reason not to switch to Win10. Really wish someone at Redmond would push for a lean,mean OS that does what an OS needs to do, and does it well with rock-solid reliability and security and let the user bolt on the accessories and programs they want. Call it WinBasic, or WinCore, or heck, call it Fred. Now that’s something I would pay good money to get. Sorry, but 10’s looking more and more like another bloated MS POS. Never thought I’d say it, but man do I miss Bill Gates.

  3. Alberto Gorin

    wowwwwi rather wish was in star trek and you computer ^ _ ^.I have a MEDION AKOYA and has windows 10 on it see july 29

  4. jorge correa

    Hi (Hola) Alberto,
    I’m wondering when I upgrade to Wins 10 will it include a new registry??? I ask because my Wins 7-64 registry has a few corrupt files and I have been told that if I update to Wins 10 that I could have problems and issues. I have checked my PC with the supplied Windows Upgrade (Get Windows 10) in the “notification icon area” and it tells me that all is good but I’m just not sure about the registry issue. Do you have any info on this issue??? I have contacted Microsoft but have not received a concrete answer….
    Thanks
    George, Puerto Rico

  5. Alberto Gorin

    I have to be very honest mi computer Knowledge is t that years of Experience

    when windows 8 came out as a upgrade way I format windows way I install windows

    I delete current windows.start fresh again.

    way windows 10 goes as fair I understand is trough iso image and your code

    get same go trough install as other windows

    I do not know how upgrade goes or is like from 8 to 8.1 trough the store

    give you few software its free portable try to clean your computer

    perhaps will help you

  6. David Trueman

    dp

  7. David Trueman

    I installed Win 10 last Wednesday the 29th. I had to get the ISO since the Win 10 app didn’t seem to be working. DON’T uninstall you old OS and install a fresh Win 10. I tried that and it installed fine but wanted a KEY. I tried my Win 7 key but it didn’t work. I googled the problem and found this: “In order to activate Windows 10 you must upgrade from a previous qualifying operating system that is genuine and activated: this includes Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Insider Previews.”. I had to reinstall Win 7, update it to SP1 and activate it. I then installed Win 10 from Win 7 and it worked. Win 10 is running and activated.

    If your Win 7 is really messed up you might want to do a fresh install before upgrading to Win 10. Make sure SP1 is installed and re-activate the new install. I forgot to re-activate Win 7 and 10 kept asking for a key. Once I re-activated it didn’t.

    Tip: Use Daemon tools lite(free) to create a virtual DVD from the ISO. It will install much faster than from an actual DVD.

  8. Sander

    I have an Asus N551JQ but windows Hello is not showing… How comes?

  9. Martn

    Hi Sander,
    Activate through Settings – Accounts – Sign-In options.
    If setup Windows Hello! is not visible, check hardware installation (Device Management).

  10. Andrea

    This really stinks! I had windows 8 on this laptop and was able to log in using face recognition. I “upgrade” to Windows 10 and apparently don’t have a fancy enough camera anymore. That’s not cool considering it’s the same exact camera Windows 8 used to recognize my face!

  11. rey

    should not have updated to Windows 10. This is crap!! Face sign in no longer works!!

  12. David

    I have Inspiron 5447 and not 8 🙁

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