16 November 2015

HP launches special edition notebook with Star Wars theme

HP has unveiled a special edition notebook in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: “The Force Awakens”.

“HP is delivering an amazing Star Wars experience as the only PC vendor collaborating with Disney and Lucasfilm to create a one-of-one-kind notebook,” said Serena Yong, Managing Director, HP Singapore. “As part of this relationship, we were able to tap into Lucasfilm’s media archives to create custom screen savers, desktop backgrounds and sound profiles – configurable by the customer.”

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The Star Wars Special Edition notebook has a “battle-worn” distressed design with Galactic Empire written in the Star Wars Aurebesh font on the hinge and iconic Stormtroopers on the keyboard deck. The touchpad design mirrors the X-Wing Star Fighter Guidance System and the red backlit keyboard completes the dark-side design.

For portability and power, the Star Wars Special Edition notebook gets up to seven hours of battery life1 and is offered with Full HD2 in a 15.6" diagonal display. Users have the choice of sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors3.

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The notebook comes with up to 1 TB of HDD capacity4 and up to 8GB of RAM5 with the option to select between Intel HD Graphics 520 and NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics processors. The notebook is also offered with an optical drive for customers to enjoy all their Star Wars movies. With audio tuned by B&O Play and dual speakers, customers will have remarkable sound experiences. Customers can enhance their Star Wars Special Edition with a Star Wars Special Edition Sleeve, and an optional Star Wars Special Edition Wireless Mouse6.

Source: HP. The Star Wars Special Edition Sleeve.

The Star Wars Special Edition notebook further adds themed software, content and audio on the Windows 10* PC. Users can click on the Imperial Cog desktop icon to be taken to the Star Wars Command Center for browsing the Star Wars Special Edition notebook’s Themes and Galleries. Users will have access to unique content collections with over 1,100 images spanning 40 years of Star Wars history. Content includes behind-the-scenes images, storyboards, artwork, classic photos, set and costume designs, and audio selections.

Themes offer customisability with sound, wallpaper and screensaver collections. This gives customers the option to replace the standard Windows notification sounds with eight categories of iconic Star Wars sounds including R2-D2's unique beeps and the whirr of the lightsaber. Wallpapers include planetary collections based on movie stills.

Galleries host several categories for customers to explore Star Wars content. Customers can view original movie posters in Collections or explore the Concept Art section to view Lucasfilm art that guided movie development including early ideas on characters, costumes and settings. Illustrated Art celebrates Star Wars with artwork from black and whites to comic book art. The Star Wars Special Edition notebook also includes access to the first Marvel Star Wars comic in the series, e-book excerpts from select Star Wars titles and Star Wars movie trailers. 

Hardcore fans will appreciate the included Aurebesh font in the font library, which allows users to type in Galactic Base Standard language. Another nod to Star Wars includes replacing the Recycle Bin with a Death Star icon – not destroyed when empty and destroyed when full.


Source: HP. The Star Wars
Special Edition Wireless
The Star Wars Special Edition notebook, which comes with the Star Wars Special Edition Sleeve, is expected to be available from November 2015 in Singapore, starting at S$1,2997. The Star Wars Special Edition Wireless Mouse will be available at the end of November, with pricing to be set closer to the availability date.

*Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers, software or BIOS update to take full advantage of Windows functionality. Windows 10 is automatically updated, which is always enabled. ISP fees may apply and additional requirements may apply over time for updates. See http://www.microsoft.com.

1 Windows 10/ MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See www.bapco.com for additional details.

2 Full high-definition (FHD) content required to view FHD images.

3 Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. A 64-bit computing system is required. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.

4 For hard drives, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 35GB of hard drive is reserved for system recovery software.

5 Part of the total system memory (RAM) is used for graphics/video performance. System memory dedicated to graphics/video performance is not available for other use by other software.

6 Accessories sold separately in select countries only, check with your local HP reseller for availability.

7 Estimated prices. Actual prices may vary.

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