School's In, Are You Ready with a New Computer or Laptop?

    All you need at Future Shop: Future Shop helps prepare students for
    back-to-school with latest technology gadgets and new online computer
    buying guides

    BURNABY, BC, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Summer is winding down and so are students'
summer vacations signaling that it's time to get ready for another school
year. Students across the country are eagerly looking forward to catching up
with old friends, settling into a new daily routine, and best of all,
back-to-school shopping for the latest electronics. Future Shop, Canada's
largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is helping students
prepare for their first day back. From laptops to high tech alarm clocks to
small appliances, students can get all the latest gadgets for their school
needs at Future Shop.
    "Back-to-school can be an exciting time, but for many, it's difficult to
figure out the products that will make the school year easier and more fun,"
said Tony Sandhu, Vice President of Merchandising at Future Shop. "Our product
experts are trained to help students and families find the right products for
their needs, and for those that like to research beforehand, we have the most
comprehensive and interactive online computer buying guide available - to help
customers navigate through numerous choices and meet all of their multimedia,
gaming, and basic computing needs."

    Hot Tech Products for Back-to-School

    To make back-to-school shopping less stressful, Future Shop has put
together a short list of this year's hottest technology gadgets(*) needed for a
successful school year. Nine hot tech products - laptops, desktops, all-in-one
printer, thermal coffee maker, iPod clock radio, wireless mouse, USB key,
voice recording device, and camera.

    To view products with photos, go to

                                   Laptop                            $599.99
               1. Compaq With AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-70 Dual Core
             Processor 3GB RAM 250GB Hard Drive Integrated WIFI
         Webcam Fantastic Chassis. The AMD Turion X2 RM-70 Dual-Core
              Processor and 3GB of memory lets you run multiple
        demanding programs at the same time, without slowing down the
       system's performance. Store your files on the large 250GB hard
         drive. Watch movies and work more productively on the large
                          15.4" widescreen display.
                                   Desktop                           $629.99
             2. HP Pavilion AMD Athlon X2 5400 Dual-Core 2.8GHz
           Computer - HP Pavilion desktop PC is powered by the AMD
         Athlon X2 5400 Dual-Core processor and 3GB of memory. With a
      500GB hard drive, it has plenty of storage, and the built-in card
         reader, DVD burner, and HP Pocket Media Drive bay makes it
               easy to store, back-up and transfer your files.
                             All-In-One Printer                      $129.99
           3. EPSON All-In-One Printer/Scanner/Copier - The Epson
       Ultra Hi-Definition all-in-one photo printer features a 2.5-inch
         colour LCD and multipurpose card slots making it easier than
        ever to view, select, crop and enlarge photos without using a
                             Thermal Coffee Maker                     $89.99
           4. Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Deluxe Thermal Coffee
       Maker - This coffee maker offers you a variety of ways to make
        coffee, including small-batch mode, for optimal flavour while
                     brewing directly into travel mugs.
                               iPod Clock Radio                       $99.99
        5. Sony iPod Clock Radio - What better way to wake up than to
         your iPod? This gadget plays songs from your iPod or iPhone,
       charges them while docked and lets you control your music with
       the remote control. It may just make getting up in the morning a
     little easier. The clock radio is available in white and black and
               definitely brings a modern touch to your room.
                               Wireless Mouse                         $49.99
          6. Microsoft Wireless Optical Laptop Mouse - The Wireless
         Notebook Optical Mouse from Microsoft is compact and perfect
      for mobile computing. It includes a snap-in receiver and comes in
         various colours such as pink, green, brown, black and red.
                                   USB Key                            $59.99
                7. Kingston 8 GB Migo DataTraveler USB - With
         Kingston's DataTraveler DT400 Migo USB Flash drive you have
       the freedom to work on multiple PCs all the while keeping your
                           data in sync and secure.
                               Recording Device                      $116.99
                       8. Sony 1GB MP3 Voice Recorder -
       Digital voice recorder features convenient direct USB connection
     and up to 290 hours of crystal clear recording on built-in memory.
         Plug the Sony ICD-UX70R directly into your compatible PC and
                  enjoy easy, drag and drop file transfers.
                               Digital Camera                        $229.99
           9. Nikon Coolpix 10MP Digital Camera - Sleek and small
         enough to take anywhere. With its 10MP and 5X optical zoom
     you can capture big, beautiful pictures with remarkable detail and
    (*) Regular or sales price listed on as of August 11, 2008.

    To view other popular gadgets for back to school that will fit any
budget, go to or visit your local Future Shop store.

    Online Buying Guide with Video and Interactivity on

    To view our online computer buying guide and get a better understanding
of each product and how it fits your lifestyle, go to

    Computer Installation and Set Up with ConnectPro

    To help you get the most out of your technology, Future Shop's ConnectPro
experts can help all of your technology connect with services that include
home theatre installation, computer services such as set up, network
customization, repairs and car audio services. Future Shop's ConnectPro
experts are trained with ongoing certification programs, training in customer
service and product connectivity to deliver you a first-class experience.
Appointments can be booked in-store or by calling 1-866-4CONNECT. For more
information on ConnectPro, visit

    About Future Shop

    With 133 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(, Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest
retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than
10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website to deliver unparalleled
content about the products it sells and host an online community forum for
technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips
and other consumer electronics information ( As a
proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used
electronics (see and is committed to employee
volunteerism and supporting non-profits organizations dedicated to
transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see

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