Hello there! If you are a Star Wars fan, then this review is going to bring smiles to your face. In this HP Star Wars 15-an097nr review, we are taking a look at this new HP laptop that comes with a Star Wars theme. This is not very different from the other HP laptops, but it does have some unique Star Wars styling.
The laptop is a good fit for all mid-range and heavy users. It is an even better fit if you are a Star Wars fan. It comes with enough power to power all your everyday needs (more on this later). The pricing of this laptop is also not that bad and is well within what you and I could afford. So if you are interested in this new laptop, read the rest of the review and may the force be with you!
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The laptop comes with a pretty familiar design. It is what on top of it that matters in this case. It has a well-executed Star Wars themed finish, and that looks great if you are a fan. Other than this, the notebook has retained all the other design features from its previous laptops.
The keyboard comes with neat backlighting (in red) and also gives you a nice typing experience. The trackpad is decent but still has miles to go. The laptop weighs around 5.5 pounds, and with that weight, we are not sure if we can call this a portable laptop. Overall, the design is neat and very practical.
HP Star Wars 15-an097nr Specs
The first thing we’ll discuss here is the display. The 15.6-inch LED backlit display has s resolution of 1920 x 1080. This full HD display is an excellent choice in this price range. The pictures will look better than ever, and the texts are sharper. If you love to consume media, this IPS display will give you a very nice multimedia experience.
Another cool thing about the display is that it also doubles up as a touchscreen. You can now interact and use the force on the onscreen elements.With Windows 10 as the operating system, having a touchscreen improves the user experience by a great deal.
The processor that runs this HP Star Wars 15-an097nr laptop is an Intel Core i5 6200u chip that comes with a clock speed of 2.3GHz. This dual-core processor can clock up to 2.GHz with the help of Turbo Boost when there is a need for more processing power.
This processor is one of the best upper mid-range Intel chips from this generation. It has a good CPUMark score and can surely handle your everyday tasks like a boss. Even if you are a heavy user, this processor should bring in enough power to meet your needs on a daily basis.
The memory department is equipped with 8GB of DDR3L SDRAM. By modern day standards, this amount might be just right for most of the users out there. You can multitask and do more at the same time with this kind of memory in your hand. This memory will also play a vital role in running multithreaded applications that have become the essence of modern day computing.
Gaming on the HP Star Wars 15-an097nr laptop is a pleasure, thanks to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 940M. Yes, it is not the latest graphics card on the market. But it is a dedicated one, and it blows all the integrated GPUs away. It comes with a dedicated video RAM of 2GB, and it is perfect for running most of the modern day games without any problems. You can run the latest and the greatest, but only after tweaking the settings a bit.
If there is one area that HP has failed, it is the hard drive. HP has included a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive for storage purposes. This HDD gives you all the space you want, but it is also painfully slow. If you are used to a solid state disk, then this will be the slowest experience when opening apps and booting up. You can tackle this by upgrading to an SSD or by opting for a fusion/hybrid drive.
The battery life of the HP Star Wars 15-an097nr laptop should be a decent 5 hours. With light usage, you should be able to get a lot more than this. The laptop also comes with a lot of connectivity/networking options. If you have devices to pair and peripherals to connect, this laptop has all the ports you need.
HP Star Wars 15-an097nr Review: Verdict
That brings this HP Star Wars 15-an097nr review to an end. This laptop is a brilliant mid-range device, and the pricing is just perfect. It has enough processing power, a gorgeous touchscreen, and also a dedicated GPU. If you want a laptop that has superior work and gaming performance, this is a good option.