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Staples Canada Meets Technology Needs of Today's Students

Friday, August 19, 2011

Staples Canada Meets Technology Needs of Today's Students08:00 EDT Friday, August 19, 2011Staples' has the lowest prices and a wide variety of technology for returning students.RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Staples Canada has high-tech at low prices, that fits every students needs and budget to keep them organized and plugged in."Technology plays such a big role in education, and the life of a student today. That's why we've expanded our technology selection, from laptops, to tablets, to accessories," said Pete Gibel, VP, Merchandising, Staples Canada.ASUS U36 Laptop: Laptop mobility has never been better with the U36. Weighing in at just under 1.5 kilograms, the U36 is the lightest notebook with a standard voltage Intel Core i5 Processor, and a discreet nVidia Graphics Card for the best in performance graphics!Microsoft LifeCam: Webcam video quality continues to improve with a sharp 1080p HD sensor and a high-quality lens. Equipped with TrueColor technology, a live video capture is bright and clear in all lighting conditions.Logitech M305 mice: Be less restricted with this cordless mouse from Logitech. With a series of sleek, fashion colours and an ergonomic emphasis, the M305 is both Windows and Mac compatible and has a meter that tests battery status.USB DRIVES: Gone are the days of bulky diskettes with too little memory. You'll find USBs with lots of memory and personality: skateboards, Star Wars and Hello Kitty characters, farm animals, as well as an eco-responsible brand with a memory capacity of four gigabytes.seagate FreeAgent GoFlex hard Drive: This external drive from Seagate offers two versions (Ultra-Portable and Pro Ultra-Portable) and is compatible with both PC and MAC computers. This drive is an excellent source for backing up important documents, and is available in 500 gigabytes, 1 terabyte, and 1.5 terabyte.MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL 2010: A must-have for all PC users, the latest version of Microsoft Office provides access to the user's social activity from within Microsoft Outlook, and its new feature—Outlook Social Connector—supports Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Windows Live Messenger.EEE Pad Transformer: Operating on the Android 3.0 Operating System, this tablet carries the features of a laptop with 'QWERTY' keyboard, docking station and offers a 178-degree viewing angle. The EEE Pad is also constructed of strong, resistant glass to avoid scratches, and has a battery life of 16 hours."It's important for students to back up their work, we offer a wide selection of hard drives, so students never have to lose their essays or homework. USB keys are now a staple for students, we have Star Wars flash drives and animal ones as well." continued Gibel.About Staples® Canada Staples Canada's largest office products company, is committed to providing Canadians with a wide choice of office services and products. Serving all types of business—from the small home office to large enterprise—Staples makes it easy for customers to operate their offices efficiently and affordably by offering an extensive selection of office supplies, technology, electronics and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and maintenance, and copy and print services. Operating as Bureau en GrosMC in the province of Quebec and Staples® Canada in all other provinces, the company employs over 15,000 associates at 320+ stores and at their head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top five Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2010 Corporate Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers the highest level of service, whether they choose to shop in-store, by catalogue or online. Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros is also invested in a number of corporate giving programs that actively support environmental, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities from coast to coast. Visit www.staples.ca for more information, and follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StaplesCanada and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/StaplesCanada.For further information: Rachel Swiednicki      Public Relations Manager      Staples Canada     (905) 737-1147 ext. 2714     rachel.swiednicki@staples.ca   Randy Cooray Public Relations Specialist Staples Canada (905) 737-1147 ext. 2712 randy.cooray@staples.ca Kendra Dubyk Argyle Communications (416) 968-7311 ext. 240 kdubyk@argylecommunications.com