Getting in on the Star Wars hype as we get closer and closer to the release of the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, HP has announced a Star Wars themed laptop which will be released November 8, 2015.
The official description from HP reads:
Fully armed and operational, there’s no other notebook like it in the galaxy. With a Galactic Empire-inspired design, commanding Intel Core processor, and extensive collection of rare Star Wars content, you won’t be able to resist the power of the dark side.
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Memory: 6GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)
- Hard drive: 1TB 5400RPM hard drive
- Processor: 6th generation Intel Core i5-6200U, Dual Core (2.3GHz with turbo boost up to 2.8GHz, 3MB L3 Cache).
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 with up to 3119MB total graphics memory.
- Display: 15.6 inch diagonal Full HD BrightView WLED-backlit display.
- Weight: 5.07 pounds
- Dimensions: 15.14 inch w x 10.28 inch d x 0.99 inch h
- Wireless: 1×1 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth.
- Product color: Star Wars Special Edition in Darkside Black
- Battery Life: 7 hours
With Windows 10, a 1 TB hard drive, 6 GB RAM, and i5 processor (there will be an i7 option), this is really a pretty decent laptop. The 15.6″ LED display is also really nice, although maybe not as HD as some other screens.
Some special features include a DVD player, which is no longer standard in laptops. You can get it with a NVIDIA® GeForce® 940M graphics card, or choose the standard Intel HD Graphics 520 card if you don’t care about gaming. The trackpad looks like the targeting system used by X-Wings during the death star battle in A New Hope.
The laptop also comes with a lot of Star Wars specific bonus content. This includes the Aurebesh font, 1,100 image preloaded (mainly behind the scenes photos), a free comic, all the trailers preloaded, several wallpapers, and the laptop replaces standard noises with sounds from Star Wars, like R2-D2, BB8, and a lightsaber. The trash can is replaced by a death star icon.
The cons to this laptop are that the five pound weight of the laptop makes it a bit heavy to be carrying around. You also run the risk of the movie being something terrible that you want nothing to do with in six months, although at the moment it certainly is looking like it is going to be amazing!
Overall, the Star Wars special edition laptop is a good laptop at a good price, but not top-of-the-line by any means. If you are a huge Star Wars fan and need an above average laptop that can be used for gaming, and you don’t care about weight, this might be a good option for you. It definitely looks cool!