New Windows 10 laptops by Acer feature fingerprint readers

May 29, 2016 - 

Acer’s latest Windows 10 laptops give users the ability to quickly authenticate themselves and log into these devices using their fingerprint.

According to a report in TechTimes, the most basic model is the Acer Switch One 10, a fully “convertible” device and can be used in the tent, tablet and notebook display modes and features a 10-inch multi-touch HD screen and one of the latest processors from the Intel Atom line. The Switch One 10 will be available for North America in July starting at $199.

The Acer Switch V 10 is also a convertible device and comes with the USB Type-C port and features dual-band MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, the keyboard dock provides 500 GB of HDD space and two full-sized USB-A ports. Pricing starts at $249 for the medium-range convertible.

Acer’s TravelMate P Series features two devices, the 14-inch TravelMate P249 and the 15.6-inch TravelMate P259, each with full HD backlit LED displays, Intel’s 6th gen Core processor, which is backed by DDR4 RAM (as much as 32 GB) for processing power and Nvidia GeForce 940M. North American users can purchase on the devices starting Q4 2016 for $599. Customers from Europe, Africa, China and the Middle East will see it in stores in August.

Microsoft Windows Hello is a biometrics-based security system which was bundled in the release of Windows 10.

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