If it exists, you can make a Star Wars version of it.
The Star Wars laptops appear to be reskinned versions of HP’s bread-and-butter Pavilion 15-inch laptops, so don’t expect lightspeed performance â but they should be more than adequate for casual users. For $699.99, the base model has an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, 6GB of RAM, a 1TB hard disc and a 15.6-inch screen.
The most expensive $999.99 version gets you a touch screen, an i7 dual-core processor, 8GB of ram and 2TB of hard drive. A $749.99 version splits the difference.
Customers will pay a $60 to $70 premium more than the standard Pavilion, which are on sale right now.
The most noticeable difference for that premium is a “battle-worn,” dark-side-inspired look. Darth Vader appears on the laptop’s cover, with Storm Troopers next to the track pad. The keys will, appropriately, glow red.
Somewhat incongrous with the dark side theme, but cool enough to warm even this reporter’s cold heart, is an X-Wing targeting computer motif on the track pad.
You’ll find archival images and storyboards from all the Star Wars films loaded onto the laptop, and users have the option to change the computer’s sounds to mimic those of R2-D2 or a lightsaber.
HP will also separately sell a Star Wars-themed wireless mouse and carrying case.
While the release of The Force Awakens is still two months away, hype has seemingly reached a peak; we have toy droids, Millennium Falcon speakers, beds and drones, Ubers, aircraft and a whole lot more.
It’s hard to imagine what Disney will do next, but it will surely come up with something. It always does.
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