Since Star Wars fans tend to be a pretty die-hard bunch, it’s probably not a wise idea to openly express apathy towards the franchise whilst in the presence of the same. Since you’re reading this, you’re probably a bit of a Star Wars nerd – and that’s totally fine! But it’s also surely okay that, while I think I saw the original trilogy at some point in my childhood, they never really made a lasting impact on me. All I recall are some furry things, Harrison Ford looking suave, and Darth Vader’s creepy death mask.
But if you are one of those til-the-death Star Wars fans (what do they call you, anyway? Star Warians? Where’s your catchy collective noun?), then you’ll surely be drooling over this new fancy-schmancy Star Wars laptop from HP, featuring none other than the big cheese himself.
The new Star Wars Special Edition Notebook PC was announced on October 14 by Hewlett Packard and will go on sale from November at the price of 120,000 yen (US$1,000).
As you can see, the facade is suitably spooky and Dark Side-y, with Vader’s ugly mug appearing as a tasteful and not too overpowering design feature. In fact, probably only a fellow Star Wars fan would even immediately notice the face of Luke Skywalker’s daddy, meaning that purchasing this laptop could be a cool way to make new friends as you tap away self-importantly at Starbucks.
Another feature of the design that I initially failed to notice is the palm rest which features not specks of dust, as I originally thought, but the visage of a couple of white-helmeted Storm Troopers. Can you spot them in the picture below?
The track pad in the centre of the keyboard is also another important feature, in that it is shaped like the X-Wing Fighter’s guide system. I have no idea what any of those words mean, but I’m sure that you do, so not to worry.
Finally, let’s talk specs. The laptop features a 15.6-inch screen with a full HD display, and some other stuff which you don’t care about because you just want it because it’s got Vader on it. And there’s nothing wrong with that. May the Yoda be with you, and all that. Happy laptoping!