HP Star Wars Special Edition notebook will awaken the force starting at $700

HP has officially revealed the hardware details of its upcoming Star Wars Special Edition notebook. The laptop, which will have Windows 10 pre-installed, will ship on November 8, but pre-orders will begin on October 8 for the starting price of $699.99.

HP says:

"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."

Buyers can select on whether they can have Intel's Core i5 or i7 processors in the 15.6-inch notebook, along with up to 2TB of hard drive storage and up to 12GB of RAM, with the option to add in a NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics chips.

HP Star Wars Special Edition notebook will also come with a ton of pre-loaded digital content that should make any fan of the movie series happy:

"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."

The notebook also comes with a free one-year subscription to Fandor. The service, which normally costs $90 a year, offers a ton of independent movies that can be streamed to the notebook.

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John Callaham
  • These look bad a$$
  • Actually pretty detailed artwork. I'm impressed.
  • The company I work for should buy me this :P
  • @paliotti:
    Add in a second one for me.
  • @paliotti. Lol. You living in the dream mate. Lol.
  • Nerd Alert!
  • I'm a big Star Wars fan boy...I might buy this. God dammit.
  • Meh. Make one that looks like a TARDIS and we'll talk.
  • Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaah
  • Great. Now I want a laptop. And I don't even like laptops. Damn you, Disney! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I suddenly feel the need for a laptop as well. Da fuq Disney???
  • Pretty sweet. While I understand the need for portability, I wish that PC manufacturers would realize that there is still a desire for 17" laptops.
  • I miss my old 17" laptop with not even full HD resolution, it was great!
  • EWW
  • I just had a nerdgasm
  • 1. Finally another 15.6" laptop with a number pad 2. As a Star Wars fanboy I found that video tacky 3. They missed the opportunity to do a blue or green one  
  • Beautiful!! Now MS (or Mozo Accessories) should make matching back covers for the Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL!!
  • Would be impressive IF it were capable of running Battlefield which this machine most definitely cannot Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • With a GeForce 940M? Why not? Posted via my HTC One (M7)
  • If this was being marketed as a gaming system maybe you could complain. Since its not, take it for what it is, a tie in to the new movie not the game.
  • Wonderful!
  • Wow and is affordable
  • Anyone have a link to full prices and specs?
  • I would like to see a star trek version with LCARS all over (even special system icons and customized live tiles to fit the LCaRS theme).
  • I wish the Surface Book came with this design. Or at least the battle worn metal finish. I'm really not a fan of white / silver devices.
  • The trackpad!
  • Wow.. Want..!!
    But when opened, will the darth vader pic upside down..?
  • NO
  • **HP Star Wars Special Edition notebook will awaken the force starting at $700 $699.99 only!** FTFY. LOL.