Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Robson Flash in new Mac Laptop

A few weeks ago, Apple announced a mega deal with Samsung to purchase NAND flash memory. The immediate assumption was that Apple was locking up supply for their iPods. However, there's a new type of memory technology introduced by Intel, called Robson, that allows faster application boots from flash memory --while using less power. The new Macs are going to be running Intel chips. Apple left IBM's PowerPC because their laptop performance sucks. Connect these four dots, and I'd expect the new new Apple laptops running Intel to use the new Robson flash memory. The result will be a really thin laptop, with almost instant-on capability, and 2x the battery life of comparable systems.

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