'Santa Rosa' Shipping from Intel Next Month (May)

Businessweek reports on Intel's upcoming mobile initiative, with a report confirming that the Intel "Santa Rosa" platform will be launching next month (May).

The Intel executive also noted that Intel's Santa Rosa platform will start shipping in notebooks from next month. The mobile platform will comprise an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the mobile Intel 965 Express chipset family, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and optional Intel Turbo memory that has been touted to improve application performance.

The Santa Rosa platform was previously detailed in February. It is essentially a mobile platform from Intel which incorporates the Core 2 Duo, 800Mhz front speed bus, improved graphics chipset and Intel's Robson flash-based caching technology.

This technology could correspond with reports of an Apple flash-based laptop have been ongoing for months. The most recent expectations have predicted them coming from Apple in "second half of 2007".

Our Buyer's Guide points to MacBook and MacBook Pros approaching the end of their product cycles, based on historical update timeframes.

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