Intel lists all the Windows 10 PCs with ‘Windows Hello’ facial recognition support

Here are all the computers that initially will support the new Windows Hello facial recognition feature in Windows 10.

Windows Hello picture spoofing

Microsoft is not only trying to make users more productive with Windows 10, but it’s also introducing new features to make users more secure. This is the case of Windows Hello, which is a new feature that supports fingerprint readers to log into the operating system without the need of a password. However, the key feature of Windows Hello is the support of facial recognition, which will allow users to sign into Windows 10 by scanning your face.

Windows Hello in combination with new special infrared cameras will immediately scan your face and let you into Windows 10. But in order for everything to work you’ll need a new Intel RealSense 3D camera, as regular webcams won’t working with Windows Hello.

This means that virtually every computer out in the market before the release of Windows 10 won’t support the new security feature out-of-the-box. If you’re not buying a new Windows 10 PC and you want this new fancy facial recognition feature, you can buy a RealSense camera for $99 that you can find at Intel’s website.

Technically, Intel is aiming its new camera for developers, but anyone can buy one to use Windows Hello in Windows 10.

Now, if you’re planning to purchase a new Windows 10 machine, Intel has revealed a list of computers that will be fully compatible with Windows Hello:

If you would like to see Windows Hello in action, you can check my previous post that include a new video fully demoing the feature.

Source Intel via Windows Central

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