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#StaplesHasIt Features Easy-to-Use Tech Devices to Keep Students Connected for Back to School

Company Offers Great Deals on the Latest Technology Products and Services

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 26, 2013-- Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer, is making it easy for students to find the right technology and stay connected online this back-to-school season, with great deals on the latest laptops and tablets, easy-to-use devices, and a full range of tech services.

Staples is carrying the newest Google Nexus 7 just in time for back to school. (Photo: Business Wire ...

Staples is carrying the newest Google Nexus 7 just in time for back to school. (Photo: Business Wire)

“When it comes to technology, Staples has it, with a wide variety of laptops and tablets from the leading brands, so students can get the right device for their needs, at the right price,” said Scott Rankin, senior vice president, technology merchandising, Staples. “Our Staples EasyTech® associates have the expertise to get parents and kids set up with their new technology and make sure it runs efficiently and securely.”

Among the values at Staples are the portable and affordable Acer® Aspire 11.6" Touch Laptop ($479.99) and free Microsoft® Office 365 University (a $79.99 value) for students who purchase a qualified touch screen laptop from Dell®, HP®, Acer®, Lenovo ®or Toshiba®. New tablets this year include the latest Google Nexus 7 ($229), Samsung Galaxy Tab 3® Family (starting at $199.99) and Samsung Note 8.0® ($399.99), and Staples offers new, lower prices on the HP Slate 7 ($139.99) and Kindle Fire HD® 8.9” 16GB ($269), which can easily fit into backpacks and totes.

Staples also has light-weight and easy-to-use Google Chromebooks® from Samsung, Acer and HP (starting at $249). The Chromebook is a perfect additional computer for home, as everyone in the family can have separate accounts to store their data.

Staples makes it easy to find the right technology and make sure it runs smoothly, with a variety of tech services for just $99 each, including:

  • Premier PC Set Up: A Staples EasyTech associate will install data from an old PC and set up a new PC so it’s up and running in time for school;
  • Data Vault: Keep a PC running safely with cloud back up, internet security and virus-free guarantee;
  • Complete Home Networking On-site: A Staples EasyTech associate will come to the home to make sure the wireless network is functioning properly.

Staples also carries a vast selection of technology gear and accessories at great prices. Jansport® sleeves combine fashion and function in designs from animal prints to plaids to neon accents. The Jansport Superbreak Sleeve is a durable and fashionable way to carry a 15-inch laptop like a backpack ($29.99). Students can show off their wild side with the durable Jansport 1.0 Tablet Sleeve and Jansport 1.0 Laptop Sleeve, available in zebra and safari prints ($19.99-$24.99).

To see the all-new assortment of the latest laptops and tablets from all the best brands for back to school, visit The Staples Back to School Center. For additional information on Staples EasyTech services, visit

About Staples

Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and break room supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at

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