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Intel® Ultrabook(TM) Devices Join Microsoft Premium Collection at Best Buy
[November 18, 2011]

Intel® Ultrabook(TM) Devices Join Microsoft Premium Collection at Best Buy

Minneapolis, U.S.A., Nov 18, 2011 (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- New category of ultra responsive, ultra sleek Ultrabook devices from Acer, Asus and Toshiba predicted to energize PC ecosystem Ultrabook devices available for holiday gifting and personal enjoyment now at and all Best Buy stores nationwide MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2011 - Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) today announced the addition of Intel® Ultrabooks(TM), a new, innovative selection of extraordinarily thin, stylish and responsive laptops, to the Microsoft Premium Collection available now at all Best Buy stores nationwide and online at The Collection has been carefully and selectively curated by Best Buy to ensure the highest standards of performance, creativity, security and design to provide the best laptop experience for consumers.

"Ultrabook devices are an outstanding new solution for anyone who's looking for the speed and mobility of a tablet in a high-performance, sleek laptop," said Jason Bonfig, vice president of Computing at Best Buy. "The Ultrabook series delivers features like instant-on, powerful memory and creative flexibility in a form factor that's incredibly appealing for people who want a stand-out computing experience in a beautifully designed and highly mobile machine." Ultrabook devices offer the optimal blend of responsiveness and performance people expect with the portability and style they want. Built on 2nd Generation Intel® Core(TM) processors, an Ultrabook wakes up in a flash, has thinner and sleeker form factors that offer greater convenience for mobility, impressive battery life and built-in security.

The new Ultrabook devices joining the Microsoft Premium Collection line at Best Buy include: - Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook ($839.99) - Features a 13.3-inch high-definition widescreen display to ensure crisp, richly detailed images, a 320GB hard drive and 20GB solid state drive provide ample storage for photos, videos, music and more.

- Asus Ultrabook (starting at $999.99; 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch options) - Enjoy crisp, vibrant visuals on this laptop's high-definition widescreen display and easy WiFi-enabled Web connection so you can stay connected on the go.

- Asus Zenbook Ultrabook ($1,049.99/$1,349.99) - Stay productive on the go with these ultralight laptops that include 128GB/256GB, respectively, solid state drives to deliver fast access to all your digital content.

- Toshiba Portege Ultrabook ($799.99) - Features a 128GB solid state drive that provides ample space for your important content, a backlit keyboard and a 13.3-inch LED-backlit high-definition display ensures easy viewing.

Best Buy's Microsoft Premium Collection is an assortment of laptops, and now Ultrabook systems that deliver cutting edge processors and memory, creative flexibility for video and still production with Windows Live, added security with 12 months of virus protection, and stand-out designs and high quality materials. The Collection of computers has been carefully and selectively assembled by Best Buy and its industry partners to meet the unique interests and computing needs of its customers. To learn more about Ultrabook systems available or the Microsoft Premium Collection at Best Buy, visit

Best Buy Eases the Stress of the Season and Provides Consumers a Series of Compelling Holiday Offers Best Buy edges out the competition this season with a series of hot holiday offers aimed at taking the stress out of holiday shopping. Stocked with the hottest gifts at great prices this holiday season, Best Buy's broad selection is enhanced by a robust service-oriented experience in-store and online ensuring customers can buy with confidence.

- Free Shipping: From now through Dec. 27, Best Buy will offer free standard shipping on all items purchased on Unlike some retailers, no minimum purchase will be required and free shipping will apply to the more than 400,000 items like computers and accessories, gaming software and hardware and even appliances sold at -with no exceptions -- for the eight full weeks leading up to and immediately following Christmas Day.

- Same-Day Store Pickup: Customers who want their gifts without delay can order their choice of products on and conveniently pick them up at their local Best Buy store for free in as little as 45 minutes.

- Ship-to-Store: Order items from an expanded online assortment and have them shipped free to a local store for easy pickup.

- Price Matching: Best Buy customers will enjoy unbeatable prices on hot consumer electronics - guaranteed - this holiday season. Best Buy will match its retail store competitors on any identical available product for sale now through December 24, 2011 (November 24 Thanksgiving Day through November 28 Cyber Monday excluded). Best Buy customers who make a purchase during those dates also will have the peace of mind that, should Best Buy or a local retail store competitor reduce the price before January 24, 2012, Best Buy will match the new lower price - just let us know.

About Best Buy Co., Inc.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees - 180,000 strong - are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit and to shop at Best Buy, visit

Media Contact: Jeremy Baier, Best Buy Co., Inc.

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