Best Buy Canada Launches the New ASUS Eee Slate

The retail authority on tablets, Best Buy is the exclusive carrier of the ASUS Eee Slate with Windows 7 Home Premium

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Announcement Highlights:

  1. Best Buy is exclusive Canadian carrier of the ASUS Eee Slate Tablet.
  2. The new ASUS Eee Slate features Windows 7 Home Premium giving customers the full Windows experience and compatibility in a highly portable device. It also features FastBoot Technology - a performance boost developed by Microsoft and ASUS to accelerate startup speed.
  3. The Eee Slate works with all eReader programs, has full Flash 10.1 playback support, and Windows 7 Live.
  4. Best Buy Canada is launching two national contests for the chance to win an ASUS Eee Slate.
  5. Reward Zone members will get a 5,000 bonus RZ points with the purchase of a new ASUS Eee Slate beginning Feb 18 until March 3, 2011.

BURNABY, BC, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada, the fastest growing retailer and etailer of consumer electronics today announces the launch of the new ASUS Eee Slate tablet exclusively at Best Buy stores across Canada. The ASUS Eee Slate adds to the growing family of tablet technology from Best Buy and offers customers the only tablet with a Windows 7-powered interface, which works flawlessly with your favourite applications, PCs and mobile devices.

Best Buy is launching two national online contests giving customers the chance to be among the first to own an ASUS Eee Slate:

  • Enter online to win one of three ASUS Eee Slates at Contest runs Feb 11 - 24.
  • Visit Best Buy's community forum, Plug-in and post a comment about why you'd like an ASUS Eee Slate for the chance to win. Contest runs Feb 18-24  

Reward Zone Members will collect a bonus 5,000 RZ points with the purchase of a new ASUS Eee Slate beginning Feb 18 until March 3, 2011.

Key Features of the ASUS Eee Slate:

  • 12.1-inch capacitive pressure-sensing multi touch LED-backlit HD display for brilliant HD entertainment and intuitive navigation.
  • Less than one-inch thin and made with gorilla glass for easy portability and robust durability.
  • Digitizer pen with Windows 7 pen support for accurate writing and drawing accuracy.
  • Intel Core i5-470UM processor with Intel HD graphics for energy efficient multitasking performance and 1080p HD playback.
  • 32GB solid state drive for quickly storing and accessing you treasured data.
  • Flash 10.1 support for video playback support from your favorite websites. 
  • Wireless N and Bluetooth v3.0 for high-speed connectivity to the Internet and Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium for a familiar and user-friendly interface that's compatible with all your Windows devices.and makes it easy to create, connect and share photos, videos and music.

About Best Buy Canada

Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY). Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer href="">( of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates Geek Squad href="">(, a technology service provider specializing in computer support, home theatre installation and car electronics installation. There are more than 70 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and its local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program described at For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit

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SOURCE Best Buy Canada

For further information:

Danielle Jang
Communications Manager
Best Buy Canada


For Quebec: Patrick Lavoie
Best Buy Canada



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