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Press release from CNW Group

Staples Canada showcases 'best-in-class' technology for the back-to-school season

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Staples Canada showcases 'best-in-class' technology for the back-to-school season13:00 EDT Tuesday, August 07, 2012Laptops, headphones, hard drives and tablets that will please any studentRICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Staples Canada is the go-to retailer for top tech items this back-to-school season. Both parents and students are turning to Staples for 'best-in-class' technology."Technology is playing a larger part for students, in fact tech is a classroom necessity," said Mark Shanahan, Senior Category Managerat Staples Canada. "Tablets and laptop computers are valuable teaching tools, and we are pleased to make these resources available at an affordable cost."It's hard to know which tech products provide the best bang for your buck. With this in mind, Staples has created a 'best-in-class' list. These items will build confidence and sweeten the sting for any student heading back-to-school.LaptopsLaptops provide the flexibility to work anywhere - at school with a group, in the library or even a coffee shop. These portable, lightweight and high-performance computers enable students to do more than just homework.HP 17.3" Laptop, 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3610M, 8GB, 1TB HDD (DV7-7015CA)ASUS ZENBOOK 11.6" Ultrabook, Up to 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-2467M, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD (UX21E-SH52-CBIL)Acer 15.6" Laptop, 2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2450M, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD (V3-571-6486)HeadphonesSome students work best when they are in the zone with their tunes. These headphones are sure to pump out the beats, block out sound and allow you to focus on the task at hand.Soul by Ludacris Pro High Definition Headphones, Chrome and BlackBeats by Dr. Dre iBeats High Performance In-Ear Headphones, WhiteKoss Porta Pro On-Ear HeadphonesHard DrivesPortable or not, hard drives provide the security and space every student needs. Fast file transfers and data backup help prevent lost homework and panic.Seagate 3TB USB 3.0 Expansion External Hard DriveWestern Digital 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive, BlackToshiba 500GB Canvio Basics USB 2.0 Portable Hard DriveTabletsTablets are the perfect solution for any student not wanting to carry a laptop. Tablets with wireless keyboards are also ideal for note-taking in the classroom.Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1" Tablet, Android 4.0, 16GBGoogle Nexus 7 Tablet by ASUS, Android 4.1, 16GBBlackBerry PlayBook 16GBAbout Staples CanadaStaples, 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 330+ stores and at their head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top ten Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2011 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 also is 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, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.Image with caption: "ASUS ZENBOOK 11.6" Ultrabook, Up to 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-2467M, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120807_C5387_PHOTO_EN_16686.jpgImage with caption: "Google Nexus 7 Tablet by ASUS, Android 4.1, 16GB (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120807_C5387_PHOTO_EN_16687.jpgSOURCE: Staples Canada Inc.For further information: Valerie Outmezguine, Public Relations Specialist / Staples Canada 905.737.1147 x 2426 / valerie.outmezguine@staples.ca Alessandra Saccal-Tremblay, Communications, Canada / Staples Canada  905.737-1147 x 2363 / alessandra.saccal@staples.ca