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Staples Canada Launches Windows 8 with '8 Was Easy' Deals

Friday, October 26, 2012

Staples Canada Launches Windows 8 with '8 Was Easy' Deals05:00 EDT Friday, October 26, 2012TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Staples, the world's largest office products company and second largest internet retailer, makes buying a Windows 8 computer or tablet easier with the exclusive '8 Was Easy' launch program and Device Days, beginning October 26, 2012."Showcasing the new Windows 8 operating system on hardware is the best way for users to learn the new system," said Mark Shanahan, senior technology merchant at Staples Canada. "Our certified Microsoft Advisors will demonstrate just how easy upgrading to a new Windows 8 device is with our '8 Was Easy' program."8 Was Easy DealsCustomers can take advantage of the following promotional offers when purchasing a Windows 8 device:The exclusive Staples '8 Was Easy' program includes starter setup, data transfer, and personalized training for only $18Ultra Setup includes all updates, recovery disks, and Norton 360 Everywhere Protection and Security for $48Microsoft Office 2010 for $48Device DaysCustomers purchasing a Windows 8 device priced at $599 and up on a Device Day, will receive free starter setup, data transfer, one-on-one training, and a 16GB USB stick.Windows 8 Device Days are scheduled for October 26, 27, 28 and November 3, 10, and 17, encouraging customers to visit a Staples store to experience the new platform with a certified Microsoft Advisor.Windows 8Microsoft Windows 8 features a new start screen, live tile navigation via touch or mouse, and a variety of apps.Staples Canada helps customers better understand Windows 8 easily through a series of vlogs with technology host Mike Agerbo on Staples TechTV. The four videos take customers through various features and tips of the operating system.1)     Windows 8 Features 2)     Navigation Tips3)     Device Connectivity4)     Migration TipsMike Agerbo, Staples tech expert will be available for interviews about Windows 8 and Staples. Please contact Valerie Outmezguine for more information.About 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 Gros(MC) 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.Video with caption: "Video: Technology host Mike Agerbo talks Windows 8 features and tips on Staples TechTV". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsUREjEZWmgSOURCE: Staples Canada Inc.For further information: Valerie Outmezguine, Public Relations Specialist, Staples Canada 905.737.1147 x 2426 / valerie.outmezguine@staples.ca