Intel inside Abu Dhabi Men’s College

Intel announced that the 15-year-old Abu Dhabi Men’s College will use more than 700 notebooks based on the vendor's Centrino mobile technology as a part of its PC refresh program to create wireless classrooms and replace its computer labs.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  June 10, 2004

Intel today announced that the 15-year-old Abu Dhabi Men’s College will use more than 700 notebooks based on the Intel Centrino mobile technology as a part of its PC refresh program to complete the deployment of laptop classrooms and replace computer labs throughout the campus. The College, which has been a wireless campus for four years, is planning to deploy hundreds of additional notebook computers this year for use by business, technology and engineering students to enable them to work effectively outside the classroom and utilise the college’s evolving online education programs. Some 700 notebook computers have already been handed over to new students and an additional number of Centino based laptops will be purchased later this year. In April 2003, the chip vendor introduced a new line of microprocessors for notebooks, which offer wireless internet (WiFi), improved performance and longer battery life while using a smaller form factor. “By taking online courses and having access to up-to-date worldwide information, the students will be in an excellent position to face the challenges of the business world. Mobile computing has created a transformed learning environment where students can feel at ease to learn at their leisure and still achieve excellent results,” says Dr. Tayyeb Kamali, director of Abu Dhabi Men’s College. By replacing desktop PCs with notebook computers based on the Intel Centrino mobile technology, the Abu Dhabi Men’s College, in its forward-thinking academic vision is an inspiration to other colleges around the region. “The college faculty and IT department have fully understood the capabilities of a world without wires, and have adopted it to ensure their students are provided with the technology that is representative of the world that they will evolve in once they join the workforce” says Gilbert Lacroix, Intel’s general manager for the Middle East and North Africa.

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