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Windows 7: Fingerprint Reader

04 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
Fingerprint Reader

Hi not sure if it goes under here but here it goes

I'm looking for another thinkpad. I chose the E430 and here are the specs.
Model Highlights
Part number: 3254A18
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3612QM Processor( 2.10GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
Operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
System graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT630 2GB
Total memory
4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz (I'm gonna upgrade to 8GB)
Display type
14.0" HD VibrantView 1366x768
Hard drive device
1TB 5400 rpm
Network card
Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
Optical device
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
One year parts and labour (system battery: one year)
6 Cell Lithium-Ion.

There is no fingerprint reader. I can't decide if I should get one or not. I have prevoiusly used a laptop with a fingerprint reader but I just used it for logging on to windows.

Should I upgrade the laptop to have a fingerprint reader and what features do fingerprint readers have now?


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04 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Pretty much that's it. I believe you can also preprogram website passwords into it so you can login with one swipe, but the only websites that don't automatically log you in are banking sites and sites that the reader won't recognize the login screen on anyways.

I had a computer last year for school that had a finger print scanner, and it got used very little.

fingerprint scanners are far more reliable that the webcam facial recognition that some laptops have, but it's easy to just type in your password.
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04 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

Is the recognition technology better now? Becuase on my old laptop, I have to swipe my finger a few times before I get logged on.
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05 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Depends on the reader and software. so basically i have no idea.
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05 Oct 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate sp1 x64

i found that a fingerprint reader is an essential hardware..i not only use it to log in into windows but to manage and log in into websites..i don't have to remember passwords..i just swipe my finger and it automatically logs me very well with internet explorer 9..and its quick too..but i guess you have to have good software to work with the hardware..HP simplepass does that quite well..
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