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Blogger News: HP Awakens a New Force in the Galaxy with Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook 8.10.15

Customers will unleash their Dark Side with power and performance in an impressive Galactic Empire inspired PC with access to rare Star Wars content.

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HP today unveiled its Star WarsTM Special Edition notebook to deliver an incredible experience for fans around the world in anticipation of the release ofStar 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 Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP.  “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.”

Designed to Power the Dark Side
Inspired by the Galactic Empire, the Star WarsTM 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.

For portability and power, the Star WarsTM Special Edition notebook gets up to 7 hours of battery life(1) and is offered with Full HD(2) and optional touch in a 15.6 inch diagonal display. Customers have the choice of sixth generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors.(3) The notebook comes with up to 2 TB of HDD(4) and up to 12GB of RAM(5) 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 Warsmovies. With audio tuned by B&O Play and dual speakers, customers will have bold sound experiences while watching movies or listening to music.

Customers can enhance their Star WarsTM Special Edition with an optional slim, sleek and refined Star WarsTM Special Edition Wireless Mouse and a Star WarsTM Special Edition Sleeve.(6)

Exclusive Star Wars Experience
The Star WarsTM Special Edition notebook unleashes a one-of-kind experience through software, content and audio on the Windows 10 PC. Customers click on the Imperial Cog desktop icon to be taken to the Star Wars Command Center for browsing the Star WarsTM 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 extraordinary behind-the-scenes images, storyboards, artwork, classic photos, set and costume designs, and audio selections.  

  • Themes offer customizability 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. Customers can choose wallpapers including planetary collections based on movie stills to truly create their own experience.
  • 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 WarsTM Special Edition notebook includes several more features to enhance the customer experience. This 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 features can be easily found on the desktop.

Hardcore fans will appreciate added Star Wars nuances on the Star WarsTM Special Edition notebook.  Aurebesh font allows customers to type in Galactic Base Standard language for a truly engaging Star Wars experience. 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 Star WarsTM Special Edition notebook includes a free one-year membership, a $90 value, to Fandor, a subscription movie viewing service and social video sharing platform. Customers will have access to a handpicked collection of the most talked-about independent films from around the world.(7)

Pricing and Availability (8)
The Star WarsTM Special Edition notebook is expected to be available in the United States on November 8, 2015 at www.hpshopping.com and select retailers. Customers can pre-order the Star WarsTM Special Edition notebook starting on October 8, 2015.The Star WarsTM Special Edition Wireless Mouse and Star WarsTM Special Edition Sleeve will be available soon.  

  • Star WarsTM Special Edition notebook starting price is $699.99.
  • Star WarsTM Special Edition Wireless Mouse is $39.99.
  • Star WarsTM Special Edition Sleeve is $39.99.

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. 64-bit computing system 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 programs.

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

(7) Fandor is available in the US and Canada only.

(8) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. And/or its affiliates © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.© & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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