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Intel plans to release a "Santa Rosa Refresh" in January which loads the 45nm Penryn chipset and "improved graphics capabilities", the both of which allow for improved battery life and better Direct X 10 performance. The refresh laptops will also have 802.11n as well as Gigabit Ethernet networking. [Businesswire]

Fujitsu Launches 12.5-Hour Laptop

Fujitsu, which just got married and is going by the name Fujitsu-Siemens—but we can call it Fujitsu until they change its Outlook and business cards—launched a notebook that can go for about 12.5 hours on one charge. Very special? Comparatively, considering that the beefiest notebooks I've seen in a while have…