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In recent years, it's become more and more apparent that passwords can be insecure, and they're often very easy to guess, leaving many people unprotected. Beyond that, having to type in a password every time you want to unlock your computer can be a chore. Thankfully, a few years ago, Microsoft introduced Windows Hello, and nowadays, it's easy to find a laptop with facial recognition or a fingerprint sensor to make things easier and more secure.

Make no mistake, once you've tried Windows Hello, especially the facial recognition, it's really hard to go back. It's just so much more convenient to be able to just unlock your PC by looking at it. If you want a laptop that supports Windows Hello facial recognition, we completely get why — and we're here to help. We've rounded up some of the best laptops that include this feature, and you may be surprised that there are great laptops here for all kinds of users. Let's get into it.

The best Windows Hello laptops in 2023

Lenovo Yoga 9i (2023)
Best overall

Hitting all the features we look for

The Lenovo Yoga 9i (2023) is the best Windows laptop with Windows Hello. It has the latest 13th-generation Intel CPUs under the hood, a 1080p webcam, and a stunning OLED display that brings the content on your screen to life. It also has a stylish design that dazzles.

  • 13th-generation Intel CPUs
  • Stunning OLED display option
  • Great speakers
  • Battery life might suffer
  • Not everyone will like the convertible form factor

Considering we called the Lenovo Yoga 9i the best consumer laptop in our review, it should be no surprise to see it topping this list. This is a phenomenal convertible laptop and Lenovo made some very significant improvements to make this one of the very best laptops you can buy today. It's got it all: Performance, a top-tier display, and a stunning design. And Windows Hello, of course.

The Lenovo Yoga 9i is powered by 13th-generation Intel Core processors, specifically a Core i7-1360P with 12 cores and 16 threads, and it was plenty fast for photo editing and our everyday tasks. You also get up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD for storage, so that's plenty of storage, too.

As for the display, this is a 14-inch panel, and it comes in the 16:10 aspect ratio, which is taller than conventional 16:9 displays, making it great for productivity. Taller screens fit more content on a single page, so they require less scrolling. All models now have an OLED screen, in either 3840x2400 resolution or 2880x1800 resolution. OLED panels have better sharpness, brightness, and color accuracy.

Aside from supporting Windows Hello facial recognition, the webcam above this display is a 1080p sensor, something Lenovo is doing a lot this year. That's a welcome change from laptops of the past, as it means you'll look that much better during video calls and meetings online. And the design of the laptop is fancy, too with polished edges making it look like a jewel. Port selection is solid as well, a standard USB Type-C port, a USB Type-A port, and a headphone jack.

Front view of the Razer Blade 16
Razer Blade 16
Best gaming laptop with Windows Hello

For gamers who need extra security

The Razer Blade 16 is an incredibly powerful gaming laptop with a sleek design and great display options, plus it still manages to include a 1080p webcam with Windows Hello support.

  • 13th-generation Intel CPUs and RTX 4090 graphics
  • Mini LED display
  • Plenty of ports
  • Expensive
  • Too heavy for non-gamers

Oftentimes, even the most expensive gaming machines still come with a 720p camera and no Windows Hello support. But Razer has been bucking that trend for a couple of years, and if you're looking for a gaming laptop that gets it right, the Razer Blade 16 is a fantastic, albeit expensive, option.

There's a lot that makes this laptop special, both as a gaming laptop and a Razer one. For starters, performance is exceptional, thanks to a 55W Intel Core i9-13950HX processor, which gives you a whopping 24 cores and 32 threads. It can boost up to 5.5GHz, too. That super-fast CPU is backed up by up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU with 175W of total graphics power, making this one of the most powerful laptops on the market, especially considering its size. You can also get up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD.

Since it finally comes with a 16:10 aspect ratio, this 16-inch display is great for gaming and productivity. It comes in two panel options; one with 2560 x 1600 resolution, or the bleeding-edge dual-model mini-LED display, which can switch between Full HD+ resolution at 240Hz and 3840x2400 resolution at 60Hz depending on what you're doing. Of course, above that display lives a 1080p webcam with Windows Hello facial recognition, something Razer has been including for the past couple of years.

This laptop also has a great design, since it comes in either Black or Mercury and has an RGB keyboard. Non-gamers might not like this, but it's still great for the right crowd. Ports are great, too since you get Thunderbolt. USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, and a microSD card reader.

Front view of the HP Spectre x360 13.5
HP Spectre x360 13.5 (2023)
Best convertible laptop

A versatile 2-in-1

The HP Spectre x36 13.5 is a premium 2-in-1 laptop with a beautiful design and an optional OLED 3:2 aspect ratio display. Unlike other laptops, it also has a 5MP webcam.

  • 15W Intel CPUs for better battery life
  • 3:2 aspect ratio display
  • 5MP webcam
  • Design isn't too striking as previous versions
  • Still a little expensive

Even though we have selected the Lenovo Yoga 9i, The HP Spectre x360 is still one of the very best convertible laptops out there for performance, battery life, display, and webcam.

The 2023 HP Spectre x360 can be had with up to an Intel Core i7-1335U. This processor has a 15W TDP, so while it may not be quite as powerful as the Yoga 9i, it's more efficient, meaning battery life is going to be much better. You still get 10 cores, and 12 threads, so this is far from a slow processor, and it's much better for portability. Additionally, you get up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD, so multitasking will be a breeze, and you get tons of space for your files.

One of the highlights of this laptop is the display as The HP Spectre x360 13.5 has a 3:2 display. That taller screen is great for productivity, but on the Spectre x360, there's another benefit — you can get it in an OLED panel with 3000 x 2000 resolution. Considering the 13.5-inch size of this screen, that's incredibly sharp, and being an OLED display means you get true blacks, vibrant colors, and high contrast ratios. This is a great screen to work on.

With the Spectre x360 13.5, HP is using a 5MP webcam with support for 1080p video, plus smart features like auto framing and lighting correction. Now, this is one of the best webcams on any laptop, and of course, Windows Hello facial recognition is still here, too.

HP also toned down the design a bit between generations. It's no longer dual-tone. You'll still find it in nightfall Black, or Nocturne Blue, which are subdued. Still, it's a laptop that's plenty portable, since it measures 0.67 inches and weighs 3.01 pounds, so it should be easy to carry around anywhere.

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Source: LG
LG Gram SuperSlim
Best lightweight laptop with Windows Hello

Portable and compact

$1400 $1800 Save $400

The LG Gram SuperSlim is one of the thinnest laptops you can buy since it comes in between 0.43~0.49 inches in thickness. The laptop still has impressive specs like an OLED screen, and 13th-generation Intel P-series CPUs.

  • Really thin and light
  • Has a beautiful OLED display
  • Sports 13th-generation Intel CPUs
  • Still has a 16:10 aspect ratio screen
  • Expensive

As much as having a powerful laptop is great, for some of us, portability is a much bigger concern. If you're looking for a lightweight laptop that still supports Windows Hello facial recognition, then the LG Gram SuperSlim is potentially your best option. The LG Gram family has been one of the most popular lines of lightweight laptops.

As expected, this laptop comes with 13th-generation Intel processors, specifically the Intel Core i7-1360P. This 28W processor has 12 cores and 16 threads, so it's got plenty of performance to offer, and of course, it also has Iris Xe integrated graphics. This model also comes with up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD, making for a premium experience overall in terms of performance, despite the lightweight design.

The highlight (and lowlight depending on how you look at it) though is the display. This is a 15-inch laptop with an FHD display. That's 1920x1080 resolution which is not enough pixels for heavy multitasking. It is OLED, though, which is good for color accuracy, but other laptops on this list have better OLED panels. Other than the display, we do like the design. Our LG Gram SuperSlim review has more, but this magnesium laptop is mere 0.43 inches, or under 11mm, of thickness, and it's just 2.18 pounds. It's plenty portable.

Like many other premium laptops, the LG Gram SuperSlim comes with a 1080p webcam, so you'll look that much better in video calls and online meetings. Plus, Windows Hello facial recognition is included for the first time, as LG previously only used fingerprint readers in most of the Gram lineup.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 9
Best tablet with Windows Hello

Hold it in your hands

$931 $1100 Save $169

The Surface Pro 9 with Intel or the Microsoft SQ3 processor is the best tablet with Windows Hello. The Wi-Fi version comes in new colors, and the SQ3 version has 5G connectivity so you can use it anywhere you go.

  • Supports Surface Pen
  • Has a great display
  • Comes in different colors
  • Not much different from Surface Pro 8
  • Keyboard, pen not included

Microsoft is one of the biggest supporters of Windows Hello, and the Surface Pro 9 in both Wi-Fi and 5G-enabled versions is the latest and greatest tablet to implement it. This is a very exciting Surface device for multiple reasons, and of course, it upholds the tradition of Microsoft supporting Windows Hello on most of its devices.

Performance-wise, the Surface Pro 9 comes with up to an Intel Core i7-1255U, which is a 10-core, 12-thread processor that can boost up to 4.7GHz. It can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD for storage, so the experience is great all-around. The 5G model is quite a bit different, with an Arm-based Microsoft SQ3 chipset and up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, but it's still a very capable machine.

The latest model comes with a 13-inch display that has a sharp 2880 x 1920 resolution, giving you a fantastic viewing experience overall. On top of that, there's a 120Hz refresh rate, so animations and motion look that much smoother. The panel is the same for both Wi-Fi and 5G models.

And about the webcams. The front-facing webcam is a 5MP camera, and it supports 1080p video, making this one of the best webcams around. Of course, Windows Hello facial recognition is also here. But in addition to the main camera, you get another camera on the back, this time being a 10MP sensor with 4K video support. So if you want a high-end Windows tablet, it's hard to go wrong with the Surface Pro 9. There aren't any other Windows tablets that offer everything it offers, so this is practically a no-brainer.

Angled front view of the Dell XPS 17 facing right
Dell XPS 17 (2023)
Best 17-inch laptop with Windows Hello

With a big screen

$1699 $2199 Save $500

Featuring 13th-generation H-series Intel CPUS, and RTX 40-series graphics, The Dell XPS 17 has a large display and powerful internals in a compact and thin laptop. It also has a 720p Windows Hello webcam.

  • Powerful H-series Intel CPU and RTX 40-series GPU
  • Sleek design
  • Up to a 4K display
  • Webcam is 720p
  • Expensive

Dell's XPS lineup is well-known for having some of the most compact Windows laptops while also being surprisingly powerful. The XPS 17 is exactly that, and compared to its smaller siblings, it makes great use of its larger size.

We say that primarily because there's some serious horsepower in here. The Dell XPS 17 comes with Intel's 45W Core processors, up to an Intel Core i9-13900H, which is a 14-core, 16-thread CPU capable of boosting up to 5.4GHz. On top of that, you can add dedicated graphics to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080. That doesn't make this a gaming laptop, but it can certainly handle modern games, even if you have to tweak some settings. And if you need more impressive numbers, you can configure this laptop with up to a whopping 64GB of RAM and 8TB of SSD storage.

The display hasn't really changed, so it's still a fantastic 17-inch panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The base model is Full HD+, but if you opt for the top-tier 3840x2400 resolution panel, you also get more pixels on your screen, which makes this a perfect laptop for content creation. With the additional horsepower this year, it becomes a beast for video editors and more.

Sadly, the webcam is also unchanged, so it's a 720p camera with Windows Hello facial recognition support. Dell is one of the very few companies that's still using 720p webcams in its most premium laptops in 2023, which is a bit hard to comprehend. Still, at least the XPS 17 has an IR camera for Windows Hello.

Angled rear view of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop facing left
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11
Great for work

A top-tier business laptop

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the best business laptops you can buy with Windows Hello support. It offers a lot of configuration options too.

  • Great keyboard
  • Impressive speakers, camera, microphones
  • Has an optional OLED display
  • No longer has 4K display
  • Still very expensive

Looking for something you can use for work? Lenovo's ThinkPad brand is one of the most iconic among business users, and the latest generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon still has those iconic elements mixed together with modern features like Windows Hello.

In terms of performance, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is everything you'd expect of a modern laptop. It comes with up to an Intel Core i7-1370P, one of the most powerful ultrabook processors around. This is a 14-core. 20-thread CPU, and it can boost up to 5.20GHz. You can also configure it with up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB of storage, which is more than enough storage for all your work files.

For the display, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a 14-inch panel which is in a 16:10 aspect ratio. There's no more 4K model, but the base configuration has Full HD+ (1920x1200) resolution, and you can add touch support or a privacy guard, which prevents people around you from seeing what's on your screen. However, there are quite a few upgrade options available, too. There's a 2240x1200 resolution option if you want something just a little sharper, or you can opt for the 2880x1800 resolution OLED panel, which is both very sharp and vibrant with all the benefits of OLED.

There are also three webcams you can choose from, and Windows Hello is optional. You can choose FHD RGB, FHD IR, or FHD with Computer Vision. We're glad all are FHD and 1080p, as that's pretty much the basic in 2023. We do like the design, too, as it comes in the signature black color. You even get the old-style pointing stick and buttons above the touchpad if you still prefer navigating that way.

Angled view of the Surface Go 3 facing left
Microsoft Surface Go 3
Budget Windows Hello tablet

For those with smaller pockets

$479 $530 Save $51

The Surface Go 3 is one of the more affordable Windows tablets but this Windows tablet still packs a fantastic display and premium features like Windows Hello.

  • Great keyboard
  • Impressive speakers, camera, microphones
  • Has optional OLED display
  • No longer has 4K display
  • Still very expensive

The Surface Go 3 might be a cheap tablet, but it focuses on offering certain premium features you've come to expect from Surface. Let's dive a bit deeper.

Performance isn't the best here as the Surface Go 3 comes with up to an Intel Core i3-10100Y, which is a dual-core, four-thread CPU that can boost up to 3.9GHz. Even the lower-end version with a Pentium Gold 6500Y isn't the fastest CPU but what you probably do want is the upgrade to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. The base model includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage, and while that's probably usable, that upgrade will make a huge difference in performance.

This is a 10.5-inch panel, and it's one of — if not the only one — the very few laptops at this price that has a 3:2 aspect ratio. This is typical of premium Surface devices, but seeing it on an affordable tablet like this is great. On top of that, it comes in Full HD+ resolution (1920 x 1280) as standard, so it's very sharp considering its size. Of course, it also supports touch and the Surface Pen.

The front-facing camera here is a 5MP sensor with 1080p video, just like the more expensive Surface Pro 9. On top of that, you also get an 8MP rear camera, which also supports 1080p video. And, of course, that front-facing camera also supports Windows Hello facial recognition, another huge rarity in devices that are this cheap.

The Surface Go 3 measures just 8.3mm in thickness, and it weighs a mere 1.2 pounds, so this is truly a laptop you can take anywhere. If you want something you can use to browse the web, watch videos, or do basic school work, the Surface Go 3 is a great device, and the convenience of Windows Hello is a great addition.

The best Windows Hello facial recognition laptops in 2023: The bottom line

We went through a lot of devices, but if you're looking for the very best, our best overall pick here goes to the Lenovo Yoga 9i because it offers powerful performance, a versatile form factor with a nice 16:10 display, a beautiful design, and a 1080p webcam. It has all the elements of a fantastic premium laptop, even if you might need some adapters to get extra ports. You even get the option for an OLED screen, should you want to watch movies and use your device for multimedia experiences.

Lenovo Yoga 9i (2023)
Best Windows Hello laptop

Hitting all the features we look for

The Lenovo Yoga 9i (2023) is the best Windows laptop with Windows Hello. It has the latest 13th-generation Intel CPUs under the hood, a 1080p webcam, and a stunning OLED display that brings the content on your screen to life. It also has a stylish design that dazzles.

Have different priorities? Check out our list of the best 5G laptops if you're looking for the best on-the-go connectivity. Or, save some money by looking at our list of the best cheap laptops you can buy today.