Tech Data to distribute Microsoft Surface RT and Pro tablets

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The company has joined Microsoft’s Devices Program and will distribute the Windows 8 products in Europe

Tech Data Europe has signed a deal with Microsoft which will see it distribute the manufacturer’s Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets to authorised sellers across the region.

The distributor announced today (August 23) that it has joined the ‘Microsoft Devices Program’, the name given to the manufacturer’s Surface reseller and distribution strategy. It joins IT provider Insight, which joined last week (August 16).

The Pro and RT tablets both run on the Windows 8 operating system and have 10.6 inch displays. The RT costs £279 and comes with 2BG of memory, while the Pro costs £639 and has 4GB.

Microsoft general manager EMEA small and midmarket solutions and partners Michael Hartmann said: “Bringing Surface Pro and Surface RT to the European commercial channel through Tech Data extends the reach of our devices and services strategy, delivering our family of devices enabled by cloud services to more organisations than ever before.”

Tech Data Europe vice president of software and cloud said: “Our participation in this program further demonstrates our commitment to our Microsoft channel partners.”

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