CNET First Look
HP's Star Wars laptop takes you to the Dark Side, for less.This laptop is packed with Star Wars goodies, inside and out.
[MUSIC] You think you've got everything Star Wars? Well do you have a Star Wars laptop? Even the box itself is covered with cool Star Wars graphics. I'm sure you're going to want to keep that around. And inside, when you're taking out the laptop for the first time, the box the power adapter comes in has cool Darth Vader graphics on it. And even the phone things that hold the laptops in there look like little tie fighters. Okay so once you've got the laptop out of the box you can see it is fully dressed front to back in kind of battle worn Star Wars On the back of the lid we got Darth Vader and some Imperial looking stuff and on this side we have a storm trooper, we have some more battle scarring, some more Deathstar in the background Some Star Wars language up here. One of the cooler parts, I thought, was the touchpad which has that X-Wing Targeting Computer view from Episode Four just printed right on top of the touchpad. And of course, the keypad is backlit in ominous, glowing red. When you dive into the actual system itself you're gonna find the Star Wars control center and that gives you access to a whole bunch of different Star Wars Windows themes with rotating background images and even system sounds, whether its the original trilogy or the new movie that's coming up. Also, in its galleries, lots of behind the scenes stuff, and sketches, and production photos. You take away all the Star Wars stuff you've gotta fairly mainstream 15 inch core i5 laptop. The nice touch here is that starting at $699 this really isn't more expensive than if you just bought a non Star Wars version of this. Although, I will say for the holiday season, 2015 There are some pretty stiff discounts on the non-Star Wars Pavillion 15 laptops right now. But as it is, it's a reasonably inexpensive way to get a cool piece of Star Wars [INAUDIBLE] that also works as a perfectly fine mainstream every day laptop. [MUSIC]