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HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an050nr

Specifications

HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an050nr
HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an050nr (15 dw000 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-6200U 2 x 2.3 - 2.8 GHz, Skylake
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.25 kg ( = 79.37 oz / 4.96 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Star Wars Special Edition 15-an050nr

60% HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook: the force is so-so with this one
Source: T3 English Archive.org version
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%
90% HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
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%
If the Death Star were a notebook, this would be it
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
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
78% HP Star Wars Special Edition
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
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%

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на HP Star Wars Special Edition 15 – галактическият воин на Империята
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
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

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


76%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-01- 1 (Update: 2016-01- 1)