A new notebook from NEC continues the trend of fingerprint sensors’ expansion beyond the mobile sector and into other consumer devices. And while NEC is itself an expert in biometric technology in its own right – the company has developed sophisticated facial recognition solutions – the fingerprint sensor built into its new computer device comes by way of Fingerprint Cards.
The LaVie Note Mobile is a lightweight, small notebook weighing only about two pounds and sporting a 12.5″ touchscreen display. But despite its diminutive stature, the device offers strong security thanks to its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor, which is built into the notebook’s power button. Leveraging the Windows Hello biometric authentication platform built into Windows 10, the fingerprint sensor authenticates the user as the device is started up.
Other features of NEC’s new notebook include 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi support, and Intel processor options including the Core M3-7Y30, Core i5-7Y54, Core i7-7Y75, or Celeron 3965Y. The device is available in Japan, with a price ranging from about $963 to $1330, depending on the processor.
Sources: Fingerprint Cards, Liliputing, AnandTech