Dell’s new business laptop lets you log in hands-free

For those who make use of computers at their place of work, you all would agree that signing into the computer can prove to be extremely difficult, this is why the new developments in technology has provided things like Windows Hello facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, and Apple’s Touch ID systems have made things a little bit easy in these recent times.

But it’s not all over yet as Dell has developed yet another means to make things a little less difficult. The new Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a laptop that has been introduced into the world of business laptops. It comes with an ExpressSign-in feature that takes the Windows Hello facial recognition app to a whole new level: it works by searching for your face and then automatically signing you into the system even though the system has been placed on sleep mode.

One thing is that the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is like any other regular laptop except for the new login system that it has. The display of the system is a 14-inch FHD (resolution 1920 x 1080) which is surrounded by a narrow bezel which in a surprising manner manages to have enough room for an IR camera with an LED and proximity sensor. The bezel also provides support for hinges that are customized and which allow the display to travel at 360 degrees thereby making it a 2-in-1 laptop. The display is considerably okay at least for most of the business apps out there and even for casual video watching.

The ExpressSign-in feature works based on Intel’s Context Sensing technology combined with Windows Hello facial recognition system. When looking at the screen, the proximity sensor causes two LED’s on both sides of the camera to have its strobing light on for two seconds at most, the screen then wakes and the Windows Hello eye icon on the screen will look forth and back while a text appears letting you know that it is trying to recognize you. This should take around 5 seconds, once the system recognizes you, it turns on. You could even set the amount of time it will take for the PC to lock and have the display turned off.

The computer weighs just below three pounds. It has a 4-cell 78Wh battery that the company claims can last for close to 25 hours. It is a compact system with 12.59 x 7.87 x 0.34 inches. On the right side of the system is an audio jack, an SD card reader, optional SIM card slot, and a USB 3.1 port. While on the left side of the system, there are two Thunderbolt ports, an HDMI port, and another USB 3.1 port.

The system has a silver-aluminum casing, a backlit keyboard that provides more easy typing experience than several other laptops. The system is currently sold at various prices beginning at the low cost of $1,599 and well up to more than $2000 based on the variant you want.

At the moment, the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is the only system that is making use of the ExpressSign-in feature. One can only hope that the technology will get to other laptops.

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