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I got the opportunity to receive a new laptop courtesy of Microsoft Windows 7 and Staples. I have to admit I have never purchased a computer from a store before. I have always had leased business laptops from Dell.  Technology advances so quick that this has always worked for me.  My current laptop is 2 years old and has been very sluggish for the past 6 months and I have been dying to finish out my lease so I could get a new one.

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I never even knew Staples had computers.  I just thought they had office supply stuff.  I was pretty impressed with their selection of laptops (they have a ton more online as well).  In the particular store I went to they carried, Dell, HP, Toshiba and Acer. 

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The assistant manager Aaron was the one who helped me.  He was very knowledgeable as he explained the differences in the capabilities of the computers. I was also surprised at their prices.  I expected them to be way higher.  I walked out the door for around $588 for a new HP laptop with a warranty and tax.

Here is the best part – that I could never get from buying a Dell over the phone.  They are currently offering free data transfer which means you bring in your old laptop and they transfer all of your files to the new one free of charge.

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They also carry 100% lowest price guarantee.  If you find the same machine cheaper within 14 days you get your money back.

I had a Windows Vista operating system on my old laptop and my new one has Windows 7 so there is a slight learning curve as I learn about the new and upgraded functions it has.  I will let you know what I think of it soon.

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11 Comments

  1. Excellent post..
    Like you, I'm finding more things about Staples to LIKE! I'm needing a new printer combo..
    guess I'd best be heading on out..
    I'll let you know how my Staples did!
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

  2. I had an HP once upon a time. It was a great laptop!! I had to upgrade down the line after it got old and went with a Sony, but I liked the HP a lot! 🙂 Yay for new computers…and what did we do before laptops?!

  3. just wanted to add on a professional fact, first of all HP makes the worst computers on earth, the only thing they ever made good was the laserjets( i still have a 1994 laserjet), staples on the other hand has less credibility than geek squad, i work in the repair industry near a staples, more people come to our store with a COMPLETELY wrong diagnosis from staples (charged $70 fee non refundable), staples is the last place to bring your pc, they don't know anything about computers, if a diagnostic costs more than $30 its a rip off unless its applied towards parts and labor, i hope you enjoy that pc as within 2 years not only is the "warranty" you bought NO GOOD, but when you need it, you wont get the response you need for weeks, aka i have a next day business warranty from hp i had a problem with my pc that needed part replacement, took hp 3 months to send someone out even though i paid top dollar for on site warranty.

    and so help you god if the model computer you bought starts with a DV or a ZE or a G series

  4. Don't you hate anonymous posts?

    Congrats on the new computer! Hubs works for IBM. There's a reason I refer to him as Computer Genius on my blog. He's always gone to Staples to pick up computers, monitors, routers, etc. Great prices & service.

    You'll love Windows 7, it's so much more intuitive then Vista.

  5. Hey! You are going to love Windows 7! I really do. I wasn’t a Vista fan at all. I love Staples too! When I taught classes at a college (accounting and computer classes) I would go to Staples and just try to figure out something I could get and use! My husband and I bought an HP laptop last year and it has been great!

    1. I am so glad you said that. I am still learning Windows 7 but I hated Vista with the passion and I can already see this will be waaay better.

  6. Be very careful of the free Staples transfer service. You don’t exactly want to have someone else responsible for bringing over all of your important files, pictures, etc,.. without already having a backup cd/dvd/hard drive.

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