28 Dec 2015

HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook - The Reinvention Begins!

This is the story of how I became Han Solo and a part of The Resistance, my new Team with the help of The Force, my new HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook.

Note : Keep your speakers on before reading further. :)

Day #01 (Friday):

“Do or Do Not. There is no Try”   ~Yoda
As I walked along the bay where my new team was seated, I saw this quote written on top of the team board and wondering who Yoda was. Must be some Senior VP!
This is my first meeting with my team after my induction. I was excited to take my new role as a Team Lead in my new company.

My manager greeted me and started introducing me to the team. I couldn’t avoid noticing an action figure on his desk. It looked like some intimidating comic character, dressed in complete black and wearing a mask which looked evil. Also, holding a Red sword like thing in its hands.

‘Who is this?’ I asked my manager.
‘Oh! This is Darth Vader, a Star Wars character’ he replied.
‘Ah! Star Wars’ I didn’t know the ABC of Star Wars other than the name, so I just had to dodge with a smile.
As I met every teammate, they were having something related to Star Wars tagging along with them. A Darth Vader Light Saber, a Star Troopers Mask, a Death Star tee shirt, an Imperial Star Destroyer Lego building kit and even a guy had tattooed some Resistance symbol on his arms. I didn’t knew anything other than the names of these stuffs and felt like an alien walking into a Galactic Empire space station.

A youngest member of my team asked me ‘Hey, are you a Star Wars fan?’ I looked at him keenly and said ‘Nope’. The kid smiled but had a disappointing face knowing that his team lead is not a Star Wars fan.

Day #02 & #03 (Over The Weekend):

How do I make an impression with my team? Work is all one part, the fun part is missing. I know nothing about Star Wars. I’m a person who always goes that extra mile to get my reward. I decided to become a fan of Star Wars over the weekend. I know it might sound impossible but worth a shot to gain my team’s connection.

The top link on my Google search was the http://www.hpshopping.in/starwars . I got curious and went in exploring the link. HP and Star Wars together has reinvented the Notebook experience with their Star Wars special edition notebook. Yes, I was not able to resist the power of the dark side. I was in need of a new laptop and this was fully armed and I bought it right away from the nearby HP store.

A Windows 10 running on a commanding 6th generation Intel Core i5 processor supported by a light speed 8GB RAM with an enormous 1TB storage displaying everything on HD with NVIDIA GeForce Graphics, this special edition notebook has every real tech-top specs. But that was not all, it was fully loaded with everything a Star War ‘wannabe’ fan needs. I was planning to reinvent the fan experience with my new HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook in a fun way.

I sensed the force within as I unboxed the HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook and started exploring like a true rebel. It was like someone was telling me #AwakenYourForce from the command center in an echoing voice. The innumerous special features just amazed me and I was all set to impress my team.

But wait I was missing something. To be a real fan it's a must that I must have watched all the episodes of Star Wars. I buckled up to do it before my next team meeting. I ordered the Star Wars: The Complete Saga from Amazon and got it delivered the next day. I had all the 6 Episodes, but there is an order in which this stunning saga had to be watched. The Machete Order was the one I chose after careful research. For any Star Wars starter what can be better than watching all the episodes at a stretch in this iconic Notebook with a dazzling FHD antiglare display and a moving audio by B&O PLAY! It was a fun day.

Day #04 (Monday):

Dressed in my favorite red hoodie, I carried my new HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook to office. I swelled with pride as it was getting all the attention.

I went to the meeting room directly and waited for the team to join. As everyone assembled, the lights were turned off and I unleashed my HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook. The Red backlit keyboard reflected on my face and everyone in the team were wow-ed by the look of it.

I presented the team's new road map for 2016 in the theme of the Star Wars Opening Crawl. After the presentation, the lights were on but still everyone's eyes were glued to my HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook.

I looked at the whole team and said, ‘What are you looking at? Do you think I had a choice?

Everyone bursted into applause for the presentation and my special notebook.

Then came the project discussion part and I suggested to name each of the team members based on their similarities with the Star Wars characters. It was a fun exercise.

Our manager was The Empire who sits in his cabin The Death Star. He always says ‘Fire at will’ whenever there is an AD HOC issue. 

The Senior Engineer was Obi-Wan Kenobi with his ever available guidance and famous words of ‘Patience’ and ‘You haven’t learnt anything’.

The 2 Junior Engineers were named after the droids R2-D2 and BB-8 for they develop and fix everything. One chirps his objections always and the other beeps a lot with his mobile.

The Project Manager was named after C-3PO because of his habit of keeping the protocols intact and keeps chanting about ‘The odds’ of survival. I told him on our first meeting ‘Never tell me the odds’.

And finally they named me Han Solo because of the surprise entry as a Fan with my new HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook. We wrapped up the session by turning of the notebook and it played the legendary sound scheme of Star Wars end credits and I said ‘May the Force be with us all!!!’

Over lunch we all got together talking a lot about the history, storyboards, comics and other bonus features of the notebook. We gelled like a single unit with the Force. Every Star Wars fan will love to have this masterpiece. I ended the day with the satisfaction of making a fun and hardworking troop, I mean team. :P

Day #05 and The Future:

The next day there was a surprise waiting at my desk. Everyone were inspired by the Aurebesh font of my notebook, printed their name boards in that font. And I had


on my desk. I felt the victory of The Force.

With my HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook I had reinvented the Fan within myself, reinvented the team’s fun quotient, reinvented the way we work and at last reinvented the Fanship of the Star Wars Saga. We then planned to watch the Star Wars Ep: VII - The Force Awakens on the New Year’s Eve together to give 2016 a kick start.

Once upon a time,
In a galaxy far far away,
The battle began...

It was the era of Star Wars
Do you belong there?
Even if you are from 'long long ago'
Remember the force awakens anytime..

Now is the right time
To reinvent your experience
To relive those moments
And also share your fun with all..
Light Or Dark, So which side are you?

Later that day:

I was walking with R2-D2 in the Cafeteria talking about hiring my sidekick, Chewbacca. That’s when I saw a Star Wars - Millennium Falcon Replica keychain hanging out of a pocket. I looked up to see the person, there stood a beautiful girl. She dropped her keychain and turned to me ‘My hands are dirty’.

Could it be Princess Leia? Did I reinvent the romance? ;-)

And the story continues, after all the reinvention begins with the new HP Star WarsTM Special Edition Notebook.

Let’s Keep Reinventing...!

PS - This is my first blog post with a Background music. An innovative way to keep the readers in the mood. Hope you all like it.

Image Source - HP and StarWars
Dialogues inspired by - Star Wars : The Complete Saga.


  1. Replies
    1. Great to read your post, Loved the background music.
      Good luck for the contest.

    2. I'm glad you liked this idea. Thank you Rupam :)

  2. This is such a creative idea...seems the entire team enjoyed. This could actually happening in reality as well.

    Good luck with the contest 😊

    1. Thanks Alok.. Stories turn to realities and realities make stories :)

  3. :) This was a nice read. Best of luck. :)

  4. :) Interesting may the Force be with you....

    1. Thanks, Prasad, May the force be with you too :P :)

  5. Lol...your manager is the empire and he sits in the deathstar? he must be so evil :P good concept Meera.. All the best

    1. Dark side of the force.. :P Thank you Akash :)

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