Microsoft revealed a prototype by Toshiba at its press conference at Computex in Taipei, highlighting Windows Hello and what could be possible in the future.

The new prototype device, which doesn't even have a name as yet, was one of a handful of devices used to show the diversity of the company's new operating system Windows 10.

The new free OS (as long as you've got a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8) will debut on the 29 July, however the same can't yet be said for the Toshiba Satellite offering.

Although we don't know much at this stage, what we do know is that the Toshiba prototype was running an Intel generation 6 chip (2.3Ghz) with 8GB of RAM.

That spec means the laptop-meets-tablet is unlikely to make it to shops until the autumn at the earliest, a spokesman for the company at the press event informed Pocket-lint.

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Microsoft has also confirmed that the laptop will feature an Ultra HD 4K resolution display. Another nice touch is the slightly raised and backlit power button on the right hand side of the laptop. 

Where things get interesting is that the prototype is one of the first devices to use facial recognition in place of passwords, so there is a face-authentication camera too.

Windows Hello is the name of Microsoft's biometric security system for Windows 10. It essentially works both on the front-end of a Windows 10 device - be that a phone, tablet or laptop - to provide a more secure system to unlock the machine, and it can be implemented by app developers to add extra levels of security within their software.

READ: What is Windows Hello and why does it mean you need never remember a password again?

Using a new version of Windows Passport, Windows Hello requests a four-digit PIN number rather than a password for login. It can also be associated with fingerprint, face, and iris recognition hardware, so it can unlock your kit by using biometric sensors instead.

The new device also features a USB Type-C port - now seemingly a standard for the new batch of laptops being announced at Computex.