30 May 2006 – Cheshunt (UK): Tesco has announced plans to extend its range of computers to include laptops and top-of-the-range WiFi products.
The retailer will extend its offering in 50 of its Extra hypermarkets to include brands such as Samsung, Toshiba and Acer. Prices will start at less than £300 ($523), rising to £800.
"For Tesco this is a credible move into a very competitive market that has been driven by increased customer demand for personal computing," said Tesco spokesman Matt Roberts. "In the region of 58 per cent of UK households now own home computers so this sector presents a real opportunity for growth for us."