Star Wars Ep 7 is only a couple of months away, and HP is ready to prepare fans for the movie. The new Star Wars Special Edition Notebook features more than just Star Wars aesthetics, but also access to special content from the 40 year long history of the series.
As far as specifications go, the 15.6-inch SW Special Edition notebook doesn’t look like a simple reskin of an existing device. It is powered by Intel’s new sixth generation Core processor, and customers are given a choice between Core i5 and Core i7 variants. Memory goes up to 12GB of RAM, with storages options ranging up to a 2TB HDD. Going with more storage may be a better idea with this laptop, considering that the extra content looks like it will take up quite a bit of space.
Graphics are provided by either an NVIDIA GeForce 940M or the stock Intel HD Graphics 520. The display is available with optional touch capabilities, and it still manages Full HD resolution.
On the outside, the laptop has a “battle-worn distressed design with ‘Galactic Empire’ written in the unique Star Wars Aurebesh font.” The touchpad design is inspired from the X-wing targeting computer while it flies down the trench on the Death Star.
The desktop theme is also customised for Star Wars, with the regular Windows sounds being replaced by sound effects – like a lightsaber powering up or R2-D2’s chirping – from the movies. The Aurebesh font is also included as default for fans of the movies to produce Star Wars style text.
There is a also a Star Wars Command Centre pre-installed on the Star Wars Special Edition notebook, which contains over 1,100 pictures from the history of the franchise. This includes exclusive behind-the-scenes images, storyboards, artwork, and costume designs. There is also access to the first Marvel Star Wars comic in the series, e-book excerpts from select Star Wars titles and Star Wars movie trailers. We’re not sure if this counts as bloatware, but it will definitely take up a massive chunk of storage on the hard drive.
HP is also making a Star Wars Special Edition Wireless mouse and sleeve to accompany the laptop, for people who want to round out their love of Star Wars.
The Star Wars Special Edition notebook has a starting price of $699.99 (about RM2960); while the wireless mouse and sleeve will both retail for $39.99 (about RM169). The notebook and its peripherals will be available for purchase in November, just in time to get ready for the release of Star Wars Ep7.