HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook – Hands On

HP-Star-Wars-Notebook-TeaserThis Christmas, as the fans of the Star Wars series await the premier of the Star Wars – The Force Awakens, tech giant HP has announced the launch of the Star Wars Special Edition Notebook which comes with exclusive Star Wars themed featuring images of Darth Vader & Storm Trooper combined with nice specifications.

In The Box:

  • HP Star Wars Limited Edition Notebook
  • 41 Wh battery
  • Power Adapter and Cable in a nice Star Wars design carrying box
  • User Guide, Safety Manuals

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Specifications of HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook:

  • 15.6 inch full HD LED IPS Anti-Glare Display
  • 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200-U Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1 TB HDD Storage
  • 2GB Nividia 940M Graphics Card
  • Windows 10 Home 64 bit OS
  • HD Camera
  • Red Backlit Keyboard, Island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
  • 2.29 Kgs
  • Pre-installed Star Wars Command Centre, Star Wars Media Library, R2-D2 sound themes and Marvel Star Wars Comic
  • B&O Play

Design and Hardware:

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The design of the HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook is just lovely and the you would fall in love with it at the very first sight. Many might feel that the images of Darth Vader & Storm Trooper on the laptop might be laminated but from the feel of it, it is printed.

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The HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook is a nice 15.6-inch device with full HD Anti-Glare display which is lovely to use, 3 USB Port, a LAN Port, a full HDMI port give you the freedom to use the laptop as per your convenience.

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Under the hood, the laptop is powered by the 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200-U Processor coupled with 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM and users do not have to worry about running out of memory given that there is 1 TB HDD Storage.

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The Notebook has a brilliant Red Backlit Keyboard which is Island-style and integrated with a numeric keypad. The feedback is nice and you won’t make many typos while using it. The red colour gives the laptop a killer look as you can see in the images below.

The touch-pad is nice and wide and is responsive. The tactical feedback would not disappoint you. The speakers on the laptop are the B&O Play which are loud enough for you to enough watching a movie, playing games, video chat and more.

Display:

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I loved the anti-glare display on the Notebook and the colours are crisp and with the IPS Display, the viewing angles are much better than another HP laptop which I have. You would love to use it in Daylight and won’t find it difficult working on it in sunlight too, in case you are travelling.

Software:

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The Notebook comes with Windows 10 Home OS pre-installed on it along with Star Wars Special Software including Command Centre, Media Library, Sound themes & Exclusive Marvel Star Wars Comic. Windows 10 is the future of PC Computing and I personally love it. There are loads of customization options for Star Wars lovers including sound, wallpapers, exclusive images and more.

Performance:

With the Notebook loaded with the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200-U Processor coupled with 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM, users do not have to worry about on the performance front as every day working is smooth. The device has been designed keeping in mind gamers too and thus there is 2GB Nvidia 940M Graphics Card on-board. I played the Asphalt 8 on the Notebook for an hour and everything worked buttery smooth.

Special Features:

Star Wars Command Center:

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Clicking on the Imperial icon on the Desktop opens up the Star Wars Command Centre, where owners of the laptop can choose from a selection of wallpapers and themes. Users also have trailers from other Star Wars films and book samples.

Photo Galleries:

The copyright is held by Lucasfilm and they have provided extensive photo archives giving users a view at rare photos, behind-the-scenes, art and more.

Recycle Bin:

The Death Star Icon has been set as the Recycle Bin and will look interesting when empty and full.

Star Wars Comic from Marvel:

There is a Marvel Icon on the Desktop which will take you to a Star Wars comic from Marvel.

Battery:

With a 41 Wh battery powering the HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook combined with Windows 10’s efficiency, you won’t have to keep looking for a charging point as the backup is nice. Will share more details in my detailed review.

Conclusion:

The HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook is truly designed for the fans of the popular series and priced at Rs. 69,999 on the HP Official eStore. Stocks are limited and I would suggest you to catch it before the stocks are over.