Dell confesses: "We goofed"

Dell confesses--new laptops on the way

If there's one thing tech companies hate, its leaks about upcoming products. We've been on the receiving end of a torrent of unauthorized info lately about some upcoming Dell laptops, from the nifty 13-inch XPS m1330 to a revamped line of colorful Inspiron systems .

After trying to plug the leaks and getting into a heated argument with The Consumerist (one of our favorite blogs) over a list of insider secrets supposedly from a former Dell sales manager, the PC giant is finally hitting the right notes.

On Dell's corporate blog, Direct2Dell, the company has posted its very own list of "23 Confessions," which includes an apology ("Ok, we goofed.") to The Consumerist as well as Confession #9, which cops to both the new Inspiron laptops and the formerly top-secret XPS m1330 ("We normally wouldn't have said this in the past, but we have some very cool PCs being introduced later this month.")

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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