April 13, 2009 at 11:00 am
Fingerprint sensors already appear in quite a few laptops, but so far it is a feature that has remained absent from netbooks. Asus’ first Eee PC with optical drive, the 1004DN is the first netbook to include this technology and according to AuthenTec it won’t be the last.
AuthenTec designs and manufactures fingerprint technology and wants to part of the growing netbook market. “We are expanding our total solutions for this high-growth segment and look forward to bringing additional offerings to the netbook and consumer PC market during the coming months,” said Tom Aebli, AuthenTec VP of PC products.
It’s hard to see this technology in a lot of netbooks. I don’t see it something that a lot of consumers would actually use or want, especially when looking at the increased cost involved. I can imagine this technology to feature more on netbooks catered to business consumers. Either way, it looks like we will start to see this feature appear on more netbooks going forward.
Via Florida Today.