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Tech: UnBoxing The HP – Star Wars Special Edition 15.6″ Laptop

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

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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.

Devices I considered was
Dell – Inspiron 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel Core i3 – 6GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive – Black at 399.99

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Dell – Inspiron 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel Core i5 – 6GB – 1TB Hard Drive – Matte silver at 499.99

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

HP – Star Wars Special Edition 15.6″ Laptop – Intel Core i5 – 6GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive – Darkside Black at 699.99

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.

Product Features

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.

DVD/CD burner

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.

Additional ports

Headphone out/microphone in combo jack.

Key Specs
  • Hard Drive Capacity
    1000 gigabytes
  • Hard Drive Type
  • Included Software
    CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink YouCam and more
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Processor Brand
  • Processor Speed
    2.3 gigahertz
  • Processor Model
    Intel 6th Generation Core i5
  • System Memory (RAM)
    6 gigabytes
  • Wireless Networking
  • Screen Size
    15.6 inches
  • Parts
    1 year limited
  • Labor
    1 year limited
  • Cache Memory
    3 megabytes
  • Media Card Reader
  • Type of Memory (RAM)
Certifications & Listings
  • Ethernet
    10/100Base-T with RJ-45 connector
  • Number Of Ethernet Ports
  • Graphics Type
  • Graphics Processing Unit/GPU
  • Video Memory Type
    Total Available
  • Graphics Card
    Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Video Memory
    3119 megabytes
  • Hard Drive RPM
    5400 revolutions per minute
  • Number Of Auxiliary Outputs
  • Number Of HDMI Outputs
  • Number Of USB Port(s)
  • Port Type(s)
    USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ-45, Headphone, Microphone
  • Yes
  • NFC Enabled
  • Operating System Architecture
  • Optical Drive Type
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Numeric Keypad
  • 3D-Capable
  • Audio Technology
    Bang & Olufsen PLAY
  • Touchpad Type
    HP Imagepad with multitouch gesture support
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Touch Screen
  • Display Type
  • Speaker Type
    Integrated dual
  • Battery Capacity
    2800 milliampere hours
  • Battery Type
  • Color Category
  • Height
    0.99 inches
  • Width
    15.14 inches
  • Depth
    10.28 inches
  • Weight
    5.07 pounds
  • UPC

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