Dell XPS 15 and XPS 13 get a $25 Windows Hello fingerprint sensor

by Radu Tyrsina
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When Dell launched the updated XPS 15 (9560), it was not immediately clear whether the Windows Hello feature was coming to the workstation. However, a fingerprint scanner was a no-show on Dell’s listing for laptops due for shipping in early February. It now appears that the XPS 15 is finally getting a fingerprint sensor that supports Windows Hello after all.

With this news, you can now add a fingerprint reader to the updated workstation for just $25 right from To make things even sweeter, you can also configure the Dell XPS 13 notebook with the $25 fingerprint sensor.

Most modern notebooks ship with Windows Hello, providing users an easier way to log into their Windows 10 computer using biometric sensors. At CES 2017 earlier last month, among the most anticipated offerings was the updated XPS 15 and other laptops featuring Intel’s seventh-generation CPUs and Nvidia’s Pascal graphics.

Many PCs with fingerprint readers today work with Windows Hello and Microsoft promises to roll out more devices that can support face and fingerprint recognition in the future. Meanwhile, you can log in to your computer using Windows Hello companion devices, including Microsoft Band and select Windows 10 phones.

Keep in mind the right configuration if you wish to buy an XPS 15 or XPS 13 with Windows Hello support. For those who already pre-ordered any of these devices but without Windows Hello, you can contact Dell to make the necessary adjustments.