New Apple laptop to feature Intel Robson cache technology?
Although Intel only demonstrated its Robson (here a test) cache technology in the fourth quarter of last year, DigiTimes is citing sources who claim that Apple Computer will launch a laptop in the middle of January that utilizes the NAND flash based cache memory technology.
Robson cache technology, which Intel demonstrated during the Intel Developer Forum Taipei this past October, relies on NAND flash instead of a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) for starting up a computer or launching frequently used applications. Some of the benefits of the technology are speedier computer boot time and improve battery life.
NAND seems to be the next evolution-leap of the non-volatile-memory technology: think about a computer with the hdd substituted with a flash memory. Really FAST! ;)