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Tech Data Adds New Acer Chromebook

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CLEARWATER, Fla., April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Expanding its Client Systems offering, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the addition of the Acer C7 Chromebook. Available immediately to Tech Data's channel of more than 60,000 resellers in the United States, the Acer C7 Chromebook delivers the advanced capabilities and increased online security, which solution providers in the education vertical require.

"Tech Data is pleased to offer our solution providers advanced education technology through Acer's Chromebook line," said Tiffany Severance, director of Product Marketing, Client Systems at Tech Data Corporation. "This addition is ideal for solution providers with education customers because it is designed to significantly enhance student learning and includes the latest software and protection against online threats. The functionality and affordability of the Acer C7 Chromebook is a great addition to our Client Systems offering."

Focus features of the Acer C7 Chromebook include:

  • Provides up to six hours of battery life
  • Provides online security for students and easy manageability for administrators
  • Ideal for schools with multiple users logging on as well as one-to-one initiatives
  • Mobility and multimedia for greater learning

"We are pleased that Tech Data recognizes the great value, security and productivity that Acer Chromebooks provide to their education customers," said Richard Black, director of Commercial Marketing, Acer America. "The Acer C7 Chromebook delivers the advanced capabilities that will help students excel, while reducing total cost of ownership thanks to its manageability and security features."

The Acer C7 Chromebook is also eligible for Acer Educare, a unique portfolio of service offerings that extends the life of technology in the classroom and maximizes school's return on their IT investments. Designed exclusively for education customers, Acer Educare targets the specific needs of resource-constrained schools, delivering value-added services like battery replacements for heavily used notebooks and tablets, extended warranty and accidental damage coverage, and two-way freight for depot repairs.

"Given that many of our students lack computers at home, it's critical that we provide them with regular access to technology in the school day," said Shawn Gerth, director of Schools, ACE Charter School. "We purchased the Acer C7 Chromebook in order to increase the number of students who can get regular access to technology and our effective online learning solutions. Like most schools, we have a limited budget and very lean IT support, so the Acer C7 Chromebook's extremely affordable price and easy maintenance made them a perfect solution for our needs."

The Acer C7 Chromebook is available immediately for purchase from Tech Data. For more information on the Acer C7 Chromebook or Acer products, contact (800) 237-8931, ext. 84574 or acer@techdata.com.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation