Surface Pro 10 for Business adds NFC for YubiKey support

Surface Pro 10 for Business adds NFC for YubiKey support
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In a first, the Microsoft Surface Pro 10 for Business adds NFC reader, works with the YubiKey.

I almost missed it, but the just-announced Microsoft Surface Pro 10 for business actually comes with a built-in NFC reader.

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The Surface Pro 10 comes with:

  • Powerful Intel Core Ultra 7 CPU
  • Up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM.
  • Up to 1TB of storage.
  • 1440p webcam with 114Ā° field of view.

It goes on sale from 9 April with prices starting from S$1,617.

Don't expect to see it listed on Microsoft Store though; it'll be sold through business channels instead.

šŸ›”ļø Support NFC

The inclusion of an NFC reader means it can work with NFC security keys such as the YubiKey for passwordless authentication.

In fact:

  • Microsoft designed this with Yubico.
  • YubiKey works natively with Windows 11.
  • Tap on the top left-hand corner to authenticate.

šŸ”’ Yubi-what?

For those wondering, the YubiKey is a standalone security dongle that delivers hardware-based authentication.

It is batteryless with no moving parts and works either by plugging into a USB port or via NFC.

I've previously shared how the YubiKey can be used to:

  • Unlock your password manager.
  • Authenticate Android smartphones.
  • Secure cloud services such as AWS, Zapier etc.
  • Login to Windows (By plugging it in).

Now, you can also tap to authenticate on the Surface Pro 10.

Read what I wrote about the YubiKey here:

šŸ¤” Tell me more

When getting a new laptop, which matters the most to you?

  1. Facial login.
  2. Fingerprint reader.
  3. Other security features.