Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products
company and second largest internet retailer in the world, today
announced it will carry Microsoft Surface at all Staples locations and Staples.com
as early as December 12.
Microsoft Surface available at Staples (Photo: Business Wire)
"Staples is excited to provide this innovative product to customers just
in time for the holiday season," said Mike Edwards, executive vice
president merchandising, Staples. "Staples is a leader in offering the
latest technology for small businesses and consumers, and our customers
can now experience Surface in store or online."
Microsoft Surface features an extension of the Windows experience,
letting customers work, play and connect with others. Features include:
Preloaded with Office Home & Student 2013RT
Integrated Kickstand for hands free entertainment
Tough yet elegant design at only 1.5lbs
Ultra-light durable casing equipped with Gorilla Glass 2
16:9 widescreen with high-definition ClearType display
Front and rear-facing 720p HD video cameras
Full-sized USB port and HD Video out port
Surface will be available at Staples and feature the following models:
Surface with Windows RT 32 GB - $499
Surface with Windows RT 32 GB with Black Touch Cover - $599
Surface with Windows RT 64 GB with Black Touch Cover - $699
Customers who purchase the Microsoft Surface from Staples will receive
the exclusive '8
Was Easy' offer which includes free personalized training, free
support and free startup with the purchase of any Windows 8 computer.
Consumers who purchase any Surface regularly priced $699 and above will
also receive free data transfer from their old computer.
Staples customers nationwide can experience Windows 8 on the latest
computers and tablets, and get help selecting the right computer with
support from our more than 4,000 Certified Advisors. These advisors are
Staples associates who have become certified by Microsoft Corp. with
extensive product and new operating system knowledge.
Microsoft Surface is the latest addition to a wide selection of the
newest technology products at Staples. Staples full suite of technology
products and services include the latest computers, e-readers, tablets
and smart phones.
Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted
source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and
expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and
breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept
in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the
world in eCommerce sales. With 88,000 associates worldwide, Staples
operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and
consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information
about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.
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Karen Pevenstein, 508-253-0879