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Santa usually only visits well-behaved children, but this year he’s decided to drop in on the website of PC manufacturer Dell.

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Sata - aka Santa - according to Dell

An eagle-eyed Register Hardware reader has discovered that the search term “SATA” will prompt Dell’s US website to ask customers “Did you mean: "santa”?

We didn’t realise that the credit crunch had affected Dell so badly that it felt necessary to advertise Santa’s services alongside its own goods. Or, perhaps Dell’s struck a deal with jolly old Saint Nick to put its Inspiron Mini’s into stockings this year?

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Dell's Santa suggestion

Clicking on Dell’s Santa suggestion brings up different products each time you try it, with our last attempt feeding through to a purchase page for videogame Mall Tycoon.

Dell’s Santa/Sata festive mix-up also works on its European website.

Thanks to reader Charlie for spotting this one.

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