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HP unveils Star Wars-themed Pavilion 15

HP unveils Star Wars-themed Pavilion 15
HP unveils Star Wars-themed Pavilion 15
The Limited Edition reskinned notebook will start at $699 with pre-installed Star Wars customization features.

For an upcoming movie that's likely to have one of the biggest box office openings of all time, it's not surprising that HP will be jumping in on the craze to offer something fun for the fans. The manufacturer has reskinned its existing Pavilion 15 notebook with a Galactic Empire look.

The Star Wars branding isn't just skin deep, however, as the system will be pre-loaded with over 1000 concept art images, sound files, and icons from the movie. The standard Windows 10 Recycle Bin, for example, is now a Death Star that becomes closer to completion as more files are dropped in. Standard Windows sounds, such as for notifications and Plug-and-Play USB devices, are all customized with classic SFX from the movies.

Hardware specifications are otherwise standard for the Pavilion 15 aside from the Skylake update:

  • 15.6-inch FHD (Touch optional)
  • Core i5/i7 Skylake processor
  • Up to 12 GB RAM
  • Up to 2 TB
  • Intel HD Graphics 520 (GeForce 940M optional)
  • Optical drive
  • Optional RealSense
  • Bang & Olufsen dual speakers

Users hoping to play the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game on this notebook will certainly have to go for the discrete GPU option. However, it's a bit puzzling that HP is not reskinning its more powerful Omen notebook as many hardcore Star Wars fans are likely to be gamers as well.

While HP has yet to announce a launch window for the notebook, something tells us that this will probably come around the same time as the Star Wars movie in November.  The Star Wars-themed Pavilion 15 will start at $699 once available with optional sleeve ($39) and wireless mouse ($39).




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Allen Ngo, 2015-10- 7 (Update: 2015-10- 7)