Meet HP’s Special Edition Star Wars Notebook

The Star Wars Special Edition Notebook will be available at all leading retailers from the first week of December in the UAE. The price starts from Dh2,999

For now, here’s a peek at the notebook and its specifications.

And for those who prefer visuals over text, click here for more images including the awesome hyper-space ready notebook protective sleeve.

On October 7th, HP unveiled its Star Wars Special Edition notebook in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: “The Force Awakens.”

In a note to the press, Louis Perrin, director, consumer products, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP EMEA stated that the company 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.

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,” added Perrin.

The Design

Inspired by the Galactic Empire, the Star Wars Special Edition notebook has a “battle-worn” distressed design with “Galactic Empire” written in the unique 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.

The Experience

►The notebook unleashes a one-of-kind experience through software, content and audio on the Windows 10 PC. The Imperial Cog desktop icon leads to the Star Wars Command Center to browse through 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 extraordinary 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 and lightsaber.

►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 notebook 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 all easily found on the desktop.

►Hardcore fans will appreciate added Star Wars nuances on the notebook. Aurebesh font allows customers to type in Galactic Base Standard language. The Aurebesh font is located with other standard fonts in the font library.

►Another nod to Star Wars includes replacing the Recycle Bin with a Death Star icon – not destroyed when empty and destroyed when full.

The HP Star Wars Notebook’s Stats

►Full HD and optional touch in a 15.6-inch diagonal display
►Up to 7 hours of battery life
►Choice of sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors
►Up to 2 TB of HDD and up to 12GB of RAM
►The option to select between Intel HD Graphics 520 and NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics processors
►Dual speakers, audio tuned by B&O Play
Click here for more specs of each version

The Additional Sleeve (that everyone’s going to buy as well)

Every self-respecting Star Wars fan with this laptop will need to buy this Star Wars Special Edition Sleeve (pics here) as well priced at approx. Dh160.

The promo text for this sleeve is absolutely amazing. Here it goes: “Help keep your notebook safe from bumps, debris, or any approaching Rebel fleet with a padded sleeve fit for any space battle. No matter what corner of the galaxy you’re in, this dark side inspired design is impossible to ignore.”

The entire package is impossible to ignore – we can’t wait for it to hit the shelves here. And as mentioned before, we will update this post as soon as we know more about pricing and availability.