Tech Data Expands ASUS Partnership

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

"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

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

"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

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of
technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics
capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than
100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse
technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales
for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109^th on the
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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.

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