Notebook computers with Intel's Santa Rosa platform will start shipping next month, according to Intel's vice president.
The mobile Santa Rosa platform will feature an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the mobile Intel 965 Express chipset family, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and optional Intel Turbo memory. The latter is said to improve application performance.
The mobile platform will start shipping in May, confirmed David Perlmutter, Intel's general manager for mobility.
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Intel's Santa Rosa platform also comprises Intel's Robson flash-based caching technology, BusinessWeek reports.
The Robson technology may be included in the flash-based MacBooks that Apple is rumoured to be working on. The most recent predictions state that Apple will announce a flash-based MacBook in the 'second half of 2007', according to Reuters .