Apple Notebook with Robson Caching?

Digitimes again is making waves on the Mac web about a possible use of Intel technology in upcoming Macs.

Although Intel only demonstrated its Robson cache technology in the fourth quarter of last year, sources now claim that Apple Computer will launch a notebook computer in the middle of this month that utilizes the NAND flash based cache memory technology.

Robson utilizes NAND flash memory instead of the hard disk for computer startup and launching frequently used applications. The use of this technology would allow for faster boot up times and improved battery life in portables utilizing the technology.

Apple is widely rumored to be announcing the first of the Intel based Macs next week at Macworld San Francisco.

Digitimes, however, as a source has been consistently unreliable. There maybe a small exception to this, in that they did predict 2GB and 4GB iPod shuffles back in June. One could read into this as possibly referring to the recently released iPod nano (2GB and 4GB sizes). That being said, it's unclear if we can give Digitimes the benefit of the doubt. According to them a widescreen iBook and G5 iBooks and G5 PowerBooks were all due in 2005.

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