New Toshiba Devices Can Scan Fingers, Faces

“The devices are thus part of a growing ecosystem of consumer electronics taking advantage of Windows Hello’s more sophisticated security, with Microsoft having recently announced that at the end of 2016 there were nearly 100 Windows 10 devices supporting biometric authentication.”

Toshiba has announced two new notebooks that both take advantage of biometric authentication.

New Toshiba Devices Can Scan Fingers, FacesCalled the Portégé X30 and Tecra X40, they’re thin and lightweight notebooks featuring 7th Generation Intel Core processors. While they sport some high-performance specifications, they’re also notable for their use of biometric security, with both devices featuring touchpads with embedded fingerprint scanners, and the capability to perform facial recognition for authentication.

The biometric authentication is supported by Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors and Windows Hello, the security platform of the devices’ Windows 10 operating system. The devices are thus part of a growing ecosystem of consumer electronics taking advantage of Windows Hello’s more sophisticated security, with Microsoft having recently announced that at the end of 2016 there were nearly 100 Windows 10 devices supporting biometric authentication.

Toshiba says the devices will hit the market by the second quarter of the year.