HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an050nr
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an050nr
Beyond the problematic battery life, this is a solid laptop with a nice approach to its theme for very little extra money. In future models, we want to see a bit more variety; a top-end ultrabook with a proper steel build would be attractive, as would a laptop based on the Rebel designs rather than the black, silver and red of the Galactic Empire. For now, we can’t quibble with fans who want this for the branding - it’s really well done - as long as you’re not planning to use it on the move too much.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
And while we're sure all this fan service stuff is available elsewhere, it's lovely to have it all in one place, served up to you. If it was served up with a better interface, we'd be happy owning a more premium, more powerful version of this laptop - as it is, it's a classic and ideal model for a low budget star wars fan of any age, whether taking it into the lecture hall, or sitting retired at home watching the movies on loop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Laptop Media
HP’s notebook will remain in our memories a long time for a couple of reasons. The first one, of course, being its design. The appearance of the machine is not only unique, but also tells the tale of one of the most beloved Sagas – Star Wars. We should also note that the design isn’t the only thing being Star Wars themed about the device – its software is, too. The notebook packs a couple of unique software additions, which will most certainly entertain you for a long time. The aggressive design language and bright red keyboard LED backlight definitely catch the eye. The screen of the machine is user-friendly and will not cause eye fatigue due to the lack of PWM across all brightness levels. Viewing angles are comfortable thanks to the IPS panel, while the Intel Core i5-6200U CPU and GeForce GT 940M GPU will support almost any kind of entertainment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2015
HP has taken a standard-issue 15-inch Pavilion laptop, one of the most middle-of-the-road, midprice laptops you can find, and dressed it up with some very nice Star Wars graphics and digital content. Since there's little or no price premium between this and the standard 15-inch Pavilion (depending on the exact configuration and periodic sales), it's a fun collection of extras for Star Wars aficionados that doesn't demand a "fan tax."
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 50%
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Unique design and extraordinary software; strong LED backlight keyboard; IPS display; good cooling; low visibility scratch. Negative: Sparse coverage of sRGB color gamut.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2015
NVIDIA GeForce 940M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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