Intel equips Press lounge with Toshiba notebooks

DUBAI - Toshiba, Intel and Al-Futtaim Electronics announced that the Intel VIP Press Lounge at Gitex 2003 will be equipped with Toshiba's Tecra S1 Centrino notebooks, wireless mobile computers to enable journalists to get a true taste of mobile computing, which is poised to be the biggest theme at this year's exhibition. The Toshiba Tecra S1 Centrino notebooks are designed for corporate users and travelling professionals who insist on the latest technology to give them optimal flexibility and productivity and will provide journalists with the technology tools that they need to accomplish their work during the show.

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Published: Sat 18 Oct 2003, 1:43 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 9:39 PM

The Tecra S1 notebooks are being supplied by Toshiba's UAE distributor Al-Futtaim which is also providing a Toshiba 'eClass2Go' cabinet to store and charge the machines.

Ahmed Khalil, Middle East regional manager of Toshiba's computer systems division, said: "The Tecra S1 Centrino features integrated wireless LAN capability and extended battery life that combined with new mobile processor micro-architecture that deliver outstanding mobile performance."

The "eClass2Go" is designed for educational applications and comprises a custom-designed cabinet, fully-wired, and housing 16 wireless notebook computers, one server with wireless access, one printer, one projector, one Internet access, extra batteries and chargers.

Weighing only a few kg and mounted on castors, the cabinet can easily be wheeled from one location to another.

Once plugged into a power-point, this "classroom in a box" enables students to learn anywhere, anytime. R. Muralidharan, general manager of Al-Futtaim Electronics Toshiba, says that although the system is primarily designed for classrooms, it is also ideal for other applications, including media and audit firms.

The theme of the Intel media lounge is 'Unwire & Unwind', offering relaxing surroundings and all-day catering.

Dubai-based artists will exhibit their work in the lounge, with a prevailing 'technology in the arts' concept.

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