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OfficeMax Has Touch Tech for Back-to-School

The Latest Touch Tablets and Laptops, Printers, PC Protection and Support Services for Every Grade at OfficeMax Stores and

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:26 pm EDT


"This back-to-school season, OfficeMax is a true destination for the latest innovations in touch technology to help keep students powered for school, homework and fun"

OfficeMax® (NYSE: OMX), a leading provider of office and facility supplies, technology and services, is rolling out the latest in touch technology products and services for back-to-school. From tablets to laptops and convertible computers featuring Windows® 8, OfficeMax offers students the latest advances in touch technology products to help them study smarter and manage assignments as they head back to the classroom.

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"This back-to-school season, OfficeMax is a true destination for the latest innovations in touch technology to help keep students powered for school, homework and fun," said Michael Lewis, executive vice president, president of Retail at OfficeMax.

"Innovations in touch technology have allowed for new personal technology products that are even more multi-functional and engaging at affordable price points," said Ron Lalla, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer at OfficeMax. "And, we're offering a great assortment of services like On Call Tech Support to help shoppers keep their touch products running smoothly."

OfficeMax offers a large selection of more than 2,800 back-to-school products and the latest in touch tech for students and educators, including:

  • Touch Screen Laptops: Laptops such as the slim Dell Inspiron Intel® Core™ i3 Touch laptop and the ultra-light Acer Aspire Touch laptop pack features like the Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and Windows 8, making them perfect for backpacking around campus, or relaxing with your favorite TV shows back at the dorm.
  • Touch Tablets: Download apps, surf the web, check email and more with new portable, affordable tablets available at OfficeMax including the Samsung Galaxy Note 8" tablet featuring 16GB of memory, a built-in microSD card slot key, and the S Pen™ for more precise photo-editing, sketching and data input; and the colorful new Trio Hype 7" Dual Core tablet, preloaded with the Google Play Store, 4GB of memory (expandable up to 32GB) and fueled by the Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
  • Convertible Laptops: Can't decide between a laptop or tablet? OfficeMax has the solution with the new HP Envy x2 PC that provides the power and flexibility of two devices in one, offering an 11.6" laptop with a Windows 8 touch screen that slides off into a tablet.
  • Quick Bump Printing: Printers are also moving to the head of the class, such as the new Brother 870 Inkjet All-in-One printer featuring wireless scanning and printing without connecting to a network. Simply touch an NFC-enabled smart phone or tablet to the printer to print files, photos emails and web pages directly from the device.

Big Deals on Technology Products & Services

  • Set Up & Save: Get $30 off Premium Setup & Protection with the purchase of any personal computer at OfficeMax stores, through Sept. 21. An OfficeMax tech expert will optimize key settings and install antivirus security software to ensure your computer runs quickly and efficiently.
  • Security & Support: Purchase any laptop at OfficeMax stores through Sept. 21, and get free 90-days of LoJack® for Laptops Standard Edition ($14.99 value) to help track, manage, secure and recover your mobile computer1, plus get free 90 days of tech support ($49.99 value) with the purchase of Platinum Setup and Protection service at OfficeMax stores2.
  • Just for College Students: Free Microsoft® Office 365 University ($79.99 value) for college students with the purchase of any touch personal computer 12" or larger3. Includes a 4-year subscription to the latest Office applications on up to two PCs or Macs, or two mobile devices, plus virtually anywhere access, SkyDrive® storage, and Skype™ world minutes. Offer good through Sept. 7.
  • Free Computer Tune-Up: Boost your student's computer performance with a free PC Checkup & Tune-up ($19.99 value) when you bring their PC to any OfficeMax store.

Big Back-to-School Deals Every Week

To help back-to-school shopping dollars stretch further, OfficeMax is providing big deals every week on education essentials. Throughout the season, OfficeMax stores are offering 1-cent, 15-cent, 25-cent, 50-cent and $1 value deals on supplies that appear on every school shopping list, including markers, composition notebooks, glue, scissors and more.

Check back often for OfficeMax's weekly back-to-school promotions on the OfficeMax back-to-school web page or via OfficeMax Mobile. Search by zip code for in-store and online promotions, view school supply recommendations by grade and shop directly for school supplies online. Sign-up for OfficeMax's weekly email to get the latest in back-to-school deals sent to your inbox, or join the OfficeMax MaxPerks® Rewards program for additional opportunities to save.

About OfficeMax

OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leading provider of products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home. The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers. OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through,, and; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico, and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit

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1 Offer available only with in-store purchase.

2 Some restrictions may apply. See store for details.

3 College student verification required at time of purchase. Valid with purchase of touch PCs with 12" screens or larger.


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Nicole Miller, 630.864.6069