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Technology Brief:Office Depot Opens New Window of Opportunity with Pre-Sale of Microsoft Windows 8 Software and PCs


BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Windows 8 has arrived, and Office Depot (NYSE:ODP) is bringing the PC experience to a new level.

Windows 8 PCs from leading brands such as HP, Toshiba, Lenovo and ASUS, along with standalone Windows 8 Pro and Pro Pack software, are now available for pre-order at Beginning October 26, Windows 8 software and hardware will be available for sale at nationwide Office Depot retail store locations.

The Microsoft Windows 8 operating system ushers in a new era of touch technology and capabilities for everyday productivity for the home and office, a richer multimedia experience, and enhanced performance and multitasking.

With Windows 8, users can surf and socialize with personalized tiles and apps, share content between compatible devices with a swipe, watch movies and listen to music with premium sound and visuals, and manage databases, spreadsheets and more, in a flash.

For a seamless transition to Windows 8, Microsoft-trained Office Depot associates are available to help find the perfect solution. Additionally, any Windows 8 PC or software purchase made at Office Depot is accompanied by1:

  • Free online training & support for 90 days
  • Free data transfer
  • Free PC recycling

Customers who upgrade a current PC with the new Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Pro Pack ($69.99)2 are also eligible for free installation and data backup from a certified Office Depot Tech Depot specialist.

For the complete line of Microsoft Windows 8 software and PCs available at Office Depot, visit

About Office Depot

Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,678 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.5 billion, employs about 39,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries around the world.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: and

1 Offers valid 10/26/12 through 11/17/12. Online training and support requires a high-speed internet connection. Free PC recycling is not available in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. 2 This is a promotional price that is valid from 10/26/12 through 1/31/2013.

Office Depot
Elise Askenazi, 561-438-1447

Source: Office Depot