I was force-ed to get a new computer this past weekend, I will go into detail below, so I went ahead and purchased the HP – Star Wars Special Edition 15.6″ Laptop from Best Buy, and as we all know this computer is not like most others so I decided to do a unboxing gallery for you all.
My New Computer
In the last couple weeks I started to research specs for getting a new computer. My old computer running an AMD A6 processor 4 GB of ram and 750 GB of hard drive had signs of wear. The old computer cost between 250 and 350 just a couple of years ago. A few of the screws would loosen on their own and the case had several cracks in the plastics. The device has become fragile.
I was hoping to keep the cost down even found an AMD A10 in a Toshiba at 349.99 with 4 GB RAM and 1tb hard drive. I am a big fan of Best Buy, 12 month no interest helps with the budget. That is how I buy most of my large photography items.
The last computer considered was
At that price it was out of my price range. I was set on getting the Dell at 499.99 due to the cheapest I had found the Star Wars computer was on the HP website for 599.99 due to best buys price match and willing to match Amazon I was able to get the price down to 579.99, at an 80 dollar difference it was worth spending to get something cool. I even broke down and got the Star Wars Darth Vader wireless mouse. The old computer was updated to windows 10 and after backing up all of the data is now going to be used to process videos only due to it is too fragile to travel.
Full Features & Specifications
HP Star Wars Special Edition Laptop: Welcome to the dark side. This 15.6″ laptop includes a variety of perks for fans of the franchise, including aStar Wars command center, a Death Star recycle bin, behind-the-scenes photo galleries, a Marvel comic and an Aurebesh font. Plus, type in dim lighting using the red-backlit keyboard.
Windows 10 operating system
Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
15.6″ Full HD display
1920 x 1080 resolution offers a clear picture. BrightView technology. IPS (in-plane switching) technology for wide viewing angles. WLED backlight.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U mobile processor
Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core, four-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.
6GB system memory for dependable multitasking
Sufficient high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
1TB hard drive for ample file storage space
Holds a significant collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies. 5400 rpm spindle speed for standard read/write times.
Cloud support lets you access your files anywhere
Store your photos, videos, documents and other files on Dropbox for secure access across multiple devices. Fees may apply.
Intel® HD Graphics 520
Driven by 3119MB total available video memory provide stable image quality for Internet use, photo editing, video streaming, graphics-heavy applications and casual games.
Integrated dual speakers
Bang & Olufsen PLAY promotes rich, detailed sound.
Weighs 5.07 lbs. and measures 0.99″ thin
Balances portability and screen size, so you get a respectable amount of viewing space without the laptop being too cumbersome for practical portability. 4-cell lithium-polymer battery.
Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
Also includes 1 USB 2.0 port to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports MMC memory card format.
Next-generation wireless connectivity
Connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards. Connect to a Wireless-AC router for speed nearly 3x faster than Wireless-N. The Ethernet LAN port also plugs into wired networks.
Built-in HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated dual-array digital microphone
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Full-size, island-style, red-backlit keyboard with numeric keypad
Allows comfortable, accurate typing and data entry, even in dim lighting.
Reads and writes to a variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW.
Star Wars command center
Gives you access to content galleries and lets you adjust the theme settings. You can also select different Star Wars sound schemes for your Windows notifications.
Death Star recycle bin
Provides a fun icon when the bin is both empty and full.
Additional Star Wars perks
Behind-the scenes photos, set designs, costumes and models come preloaded. A Marvel desktop icon provides access to the Star Wars comic, and the fonts folder includes the Aurebesh font.
Star Wars Special Edition finish in Darkside Black
Offers a fun look that showcases your love of the franchise.
Multimedia software package included
CyberLink PowerDirector, PhotoDirector and YouCam.
Headphone out/microphone in combo jack.Key Specs
- Hard Drive Capacity1000 gigabytes
- Hard Drive TypeSATA
- Included SoftwareCyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink YouCam and more
- Operating SystemWindows 10
- Processor BrandIntel
- Processor Speed2.3 gigahertz
- Processor ModelIntel 6th Generation Core i5
- System Memory (RAM)6 gigabytes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-AC
- Screen Size15.6 inchesWarranty
- Parts1 year limited
- Labor1 year limitedMemory
- Cache Memory3 megabytes
- Media Card ReaderYes
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3L SDRAMCertifications & Listings
- EPEAT QualifiedYes
- EPEAT LevelSilverNetwork
- Ethernet10/100Base-T with RJ-45 connector
- Number Of Ethernet Ports1Graphics
- Graphics TypeIntegrated
- Graphics Processing Unit/GPUIntel
- Video Memory TypeTotal Available
- Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 520
- Video Memory3119 megabytesInternal
- Hard Drive RPM5400 revolutions per minuteConnectivity
- Number Of Auxiliary Outputs1
- Number Of HDMI Outputs1
- Number Of USB Port(s)3
- Port Type(s)USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ-45, Headphone, Microphone
- NFC EnabledNoIncluded
- Operating System Architecture64-bit
- Optical Drive TypeDVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW
- Blu-Ray PlayerNo
- Built-In WebcamYes
- Numeric KeypadYesFeature
- Audio TechnologyBang & Olufsen PLAY
- Touchpad TypeHP Imagepad with multitouch gesture support
- Backlit KeyboardYesDisplay
- Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
- Touch ScreenNo
- Display TypeLEDGeneral
- Speaker TypeIntegrated dual
- Battery Capacity2800 milliampere hours
- Battery TypeLithium-ion
- Color CategoryBlackDimension
- Height0.99 inches
- Width15.14 inches
- Depth10.28 inches
- Weight5.07 poundsOther