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Windows Hello facial recognition

with your smile

Windows Hello fingerprint recognition

with your fingerprint

Feature Key

  • Windows Hello

  • Cortana

  • Windows Ink

  • Touchscreen

  • Security

  • S mode

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  • Windows Mixed Reality

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Windows Hello companion devices

Your companion devices unlock your PC

Windows Hello lets you use your digital wristband, smart watch, phone and other companion devices to quickly unlock your Windows PC without using a password.6 By already certifying your identity, these devices give you another choice for quick, secured sign-ins.

Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID

Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID

Passwords are a thing of the past with the beautifully designed Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID. Subtly hidden in a normal-looking key, Windows Hello signs you in instantly.

Logitech 4k Pro Webcam

Logitech 4k Pro Webcam8

Produce professional-quality video for streaming, recording, broadcasting or video conferencing, and logon to your PC with Windows Hello, with the most advanced webcam available.

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BIO-key fingerprint readers

Add the Windows Hello experience to your laptop or tablet. USB fingerprint readers allow you to sign in with just a touch.


* Up to 16 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2015 using preproduction Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

** System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1GB = 1 billion bytes. For more information, see

1 Based on average time comparison between typing a password respectively detecting a face or fingerprint to authentication success.

2 If you switch out of S mode, you can't switch back into S mode.

3 Windows Mixed Reality requires a compatible Windows 10 PC and headset, plus the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later; PC requirements may vary for available apps and content.

4 Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.

5 Touch capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.

6 Available for selected companion devices and selected Windows 10 editions. Might require that PC and companion devices are joined in Azure Active Directory or Active Directory and paired via Bluetooth.

7 Limited to compatible apps.

8 Windows Hello requires specialized hardware including a Windows Hello capable device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.

9 Sound, Cortana and voice dictation require compatible mic-enabled headphones with a 3.5mm jack (USB not supported), plugged into the audio jack on the HMD. You can find compatible headphones by looking for the Cortana badge or Circle icon on product packaging and websites.

10 Windows 10 in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode is available. Learn more at

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