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Staples focuses on tech for back-to-school


As it awaits regulatory approval of its acquisition of Office Depot, Staples Inc. is focused on making its stores appealing to students with tech items on their back-to-school lists.

The retailer is offering exclusive student savings with a valid college student I.D. or verifiable .edu email address for online orders.

“Staples has been a resource for essential school supplies for nearly 30 years, including a new wave of laptops, tablets and mobile devices,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “To get students 110% ready, we’re in stock all season long with a wide variety of the latest technology and tech accessories, all with our Back-to-School 110% Lowest Price Guarantee.”

Staples is offering everything students need for Windows 10, including free in-store installation on eligible devices through Staples EasyTech associates. The retailer is also offeringa variety of new devices optimized for Windows 10 including:

  • Toshiba Satellite Fusion ($669.99): Versatile laptop, powered by a 5th generation Intel Core processor, the Toshiba Satellite Fusion features a 15.6-inch screen and a unique 2-axis hinge that rotates the screen from zero to 360-degrees for unique viewing modes.

  • Dell Redwood ($499.99): This budget-friendly, light-and-portable, 2-in-1 laptop, features an 11” screen and Pentium processor.

  • Toshiba Satellite S55 Laptop ($849.99): A fast, performance laptop, the sleek Toshiba Satellite S55 Laptop is an ideal choice for business users, featuring an i7 processor.

The retailer is also offering a variety of techie services for students, including:

  • Tech Support for Students: Worry less about PCs, laptops and tablets functioning smoothly and more on school work with year-long tech support for students, only 149.99-Save $50! (Reg $199.99/year)

  • SquareTrade Plans: Build the right protection plan for technology devices and protect PCs and laptops from accidental damage, mechanical, electrical, hard drive and screen failures. ($299.99/4 Years of Accidental Damage Protection)

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