Tech Data Expands ASUS Partnership

Adds ASUS TAICHI(TM) Ultrabook to Client Systems Offering

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and services, today announced its expanded relationship with ASUS to distribute the new ASUS TAICHI™, a fusion of notebook and tablet. The ASUS TAICHI's innovative back-to-back dual-screen design provides outstanding mobile flexibility, allowing users to switch between tablet and notebook in a single touch.

"We are pleased to announce Tech Data's partnership with ASUS and the addition of TAICHI to our expansive Client Systems offering," said Greg Parsonson, vice president of Product Marketing, Client Systems at Tech Data. "This notebook and tablet in one creates an efficient and innovative way to share information that is also cost effective, while incorporating the new Windows 8 operating system."

ASUS TAICHI includes Windows 8, making for a fast and substantiated way to operate the ultrabook. This includes features such as an Intel® Core™ processor and two back-to-back full HD screens for sharing information, all in a slender profile that tapers to a mere 3mm and weighs just 1.25kg. The dual capability feature of a notebook and tablet in one provides significant cost savings.

"ASUS is dedicated to design thinking concept," said Steve Chang, president of ASUS North America. "TAICHI is the best innovation to incorporate design thinking. With this switchable TAICHI hot key, our users can easily enjoy the convertible laptop/tablet experience."

The ASUS TAICHI™ is available immediately for purchase from Tech Data. For more information on ASUS products or to speak with Tech Data's ASUS team, contact (800) 237-8931, ext. 84574 or

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 11,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers. Company revenue for 2011 was approximately $11.9 billion.