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Staples Announces Free PC Tune-ups Through April 4

Your New High-Performance Machine Just Might Be Your Old PC

Monday, March 2, 2009 8:00 am EST

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.

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NASDAQ:
SPLS
"Unlike some competing offers, the Staples tune-up does more than just diagnose problems. We’re making it easy for customers to get new PC performance from an old computer."

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced it will be performing free PC tune-ups, a $29.99 value, at all 1,500 U.S. stores through April 4, 2009, in response to surging demand from customers to improve the performance of their aging PCs.

“With today’s economy, many customers are looking to extend the life of their current PCs to postpone the purchase of new machines,” said Bob MacDonald, vice president of technology services at Staples. “Unlike some competing offers, the Staples tune-up does more than just diagnose problems. We’re making it easy for customers to get new PC performance from an old computer.”

The Staples PC tune-up, conducted by our certified in-store technicians, addresses the most common issues impacting computer performance by:

  • Cleaning out system clutter and eliminating unnecessary files
  • Optimizing platform Windows performance
  • Organizing files on hard drives by defragmenting files
  • Suggesting low-cost ways to upgrade disk storage and memory
  • Identifying security vulnerabilities such as outdated virus definitions, the absence of firewall software, and lack of e-mail filters

Customers will receive a full Tune-up report that includes a comprehensive system analysis, a detailed list of services performed, and suggestions for further improving performance. With the free PC tune-up, customers can identify ways to extend the life of their current computers with low cost performance upgrades, backed by a trusted source in a convenient location.

About Staples EasyTech

Staples EasyTech provides a wide range of PC installation, repair, and maintenance services. With over 1,500 technicians located in its retail stores, Staples EasyTech is available to meet the technology services needs of consumers, home offices and small business.

About Staples

Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With $27 billion in sales, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world’s leading suppliers of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

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Staples, Inc.
Amy Shanler, 508-253-6709
amy.shanler@staples.com

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