Intel demonstrated a prototype of a $300 small form factor desktop PC. It will be sold in Turkey by Casper, Exper and Vestel.
Citing the critical role locally relevant technology plays in extending the reach of the technology, Otellini also demonstrated Intel Core 2 Duo processor-based Vestel notebook PCs that were wholly manufactured in Turkey. Intel assisted Vestel with the design of the notebook PCs, which will be introduced later this summer and address the growing mobile PC demand from consumers and businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In addition, Otellini announced that Intel and the Turkish Ministry of National Education (MONE) will work together more closely to accelerate development of 21st-century learning skills such as collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking and technology literacy for Turkey's youth. These enhanced efforts will include training an additional 500,000 teachers by 2011, through the Intel Teach to the Future Program. Since 2003, nearly 60,000 teachers in Turkey have participated in the program, to learn how to use technology to enhance student learning.