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OfficeMax Unveils Top Gifts for the 2007 Holiday Season



NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OfficeMax(R) (NYSE: OMX), a leading provider of office products and services, announced today that function, style and creativity are the key motivators behind many gift hunts for the 2007 holiday season. OfficeMax is featuring an expanded technology selection to include a new generation of digital photo cameras, printers, digital photo frames and new HP Notebook and Desktop holiday bundles, made exclusively for OfficeMax. In addition, OfficeMax ImPress(TM), OfficeMax's print and document services, has enhanced its selection of customizable calendars and holiday cards in keeping with the current trend of giving personalized calendars and holiday cards as keepsake items.

"This year our customers are looking for gifts that are useful and fun, so they are frequently used and appreciated and not just left to sit on a shelf," said Ryan Vero , executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for OfficeMax. "In addition to finding a special gift that is functional and appreciated, style is a key factor in gift selection. While some gifts, such as furniture, are understandably driven by style, even more traditional office supplies, such as paper shredders and organization goods, are becoming more style dependent."

OfficeMax Top Featured Items for the 2007 Holiday Shopping Season

Exclusive HP Holiday "Bundle" Solutions: HP Desktop A6248x and the HP Pavilion Notebook dv6627

HP has created two exclusive bundle solutions for OfficeMax: The HP Desktop A6248X and the HP Pavilion Notebook dv6627. The HP Desk A6248X Holiday Bundle includes a 20" monitor, a Photosmart C4280 All-in-one printer and the Photosmart M547 Digital Camera.

This bundle is a great choice for those who want a digital photography solution in their home or office. It allows you to take sharp digital pictures and print them out as brilliant and crisp photos right at your desk. You can also view your photos in brilliant picture quality with the 20" monitor and have the tools to easily organized, edit, share, and protect your digital photos with the HP desktop PC.

For those looking for a bundle with a little more mobility, OfficeMax offers the HP Pavilion Notebook Bundle, which includes an HP Notebook, an HP Photosmart M547 Digital Camera and a Photosmart New Line C4280 all-in-one printer. This bundle contains all of the features of the HP Desktop Bundle. Both bundles include information on ctrlcenter(TM), OfficeMax's remote tech support service.

Gifts that Promote Digital Photo Story Telling: New Digital Cameras, Printers and Digital Frames

CASIO(R) Exilim EX-Z77 Compact Digital Camera (available in colors blue, pink, silver or black)

This lightweight, aluminum bodied camera features a 7.2 megapixels, 3X optical zoom and has a 2.6-inch wide LCD. The EX-Z77 also features YouTube(TM) Capture Mode and Easy Mode. The YouTube(TM) Capture Mode and bundle software provide ideal settings for recording, storing and uploading videos on YouTube(TM). The camera is also equipped with Easy Mode, which simplifies the camera settings into three easy menus (image size, flash, self- timer), perfect for the novice photographer.

SONY(R) Cyber-shot(R) Digital Camera DSC-W55 (available in colors silver, blue or pink)

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 digital camera is a powerful, colorful and pocket-sized, ultra-compact camera that offers superb 7.2 megapixel imaging, Carl Zeiss (R) 3X optical zoom lens, high ISO 1000 sensitivity for low-light shooting and Stamina(R) battery power for up to 380 shots. A bright 2.5" LCD screen helps you compose shots, check results and read menus even in bright sunlight.

SONY(R) Cyber-shot(R) Digital Camera DSC-W80

The silver DSC-W80 7.2 megapixel SONY Cyber-shot digital camera allows you to recreate the moment by taking incredibly lifelike pictures. Features like Face Detection 2 ensures that faces come out perfectly in every shot. The convenient in-camera retouching and red-eye reduction expands your creativity while the double anti-blur solution allows low-light shooting without flash. And the Carl Zeiss (R) 3X optical zoom lens lets you view the action very closely through the large 2.52 LCD screen.

CANON Powershot Digital ELPH SD1000

CANON looked to the very first ELPH for inspiration when designing the CANON PowerShot Digital ELPH SD1000, and came up with a quintessential iteration of the icon: slim, clean-lined and fully flat. Inside, the SD1000 Digital ELPH looks only to the future: 7.1 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and advanced DIGIC III ensure top-quality images, while focus is fast and sharp and red-eye is automatically corrected. The large and more colorful LCD screen now has a tough, anti-reflective coating.

OLYMPUS(R) STYLUS(R) 790 SW

Shoot pictures and movies anywhere -- on the beach, underwater and on the ski slopes. The new 7.1 megapixel Stylus 790 SW is Shockproof to five feet, waterproof to 10 feet and freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit and sand/dustproof. With Face Detection and Digital Image Stabilization, the ultra-durable Stylus 790 SW is built for any adventure.

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