The Surface Pro 4 has Windows Hello bio-metric authentication for a user’s face using the front camera. But this authentication is limited to users registered on that device. Fingerprint ID allows any user registered in the system (Active Directory) to use the device.
But consumers can also benefit especially as it is backwards compatible with the Surface Pro 3 and adds simple bio-metric authentication to that.
But there is more.
The keyboard features the new island style, mechanical, chiclet keys and a slightly different layout that in tests significantly increases typing speed and accuracy. The keys now have a 1.5mm throw, physical spaces between them and less ‘bounce’ that the Surface 3 keyboard. It also has a much larger ‘glass’ trackpad. It weights 292g.
The Windows Hello biometric feature can replace all individual passwords on websites and for e-commerce.
Priced at A$249.95 it is available in Onyx black only and can be pre-ordered in Australia here. It will be in select JB Hi-Fi, and Harvey Norman stores, along with commercial resellersfrom 15 March.