Almost all PC component and software vendors make two versions of the same product based on a difference in the distribution channels. Retail ("distribution") is the main consumer channel, whilst OEM (to various systems manufacturers) is another.
The retail channel typically uses colourful retail boxed products, with installation manuals, software CDs etc. Of course the cost of making the nice-looking packages is passed on to you, the customer. Retail packages are also more voluminous, and therefore cost more to ship. The OEM channel distributes products mainly to system builders and integrators, for example Dell, HP and Sun (the OEMs) and many small ones such as the mom-and-pop shop on the corner and embedded systems designers. These bulk-pack products do not have fancy packaging materials and are often produced in much higher volume, both of which result in much lower prices that are not generally available to the public. The OEM products are of the same quality as their retails counterparts. However sometimes the manufacturer warranty is different, shorter or non existent. They also tend not to include supporting materials such as manuals and drivers when applicable, however these are available for download (which tend to be more current versions anyway). Where ever possible DiscounTechnology.com distributes and sells the OEM versions of products (e.g. SCSI hard drives). This allows our customers to benefit from substantially reduced capital costs and much improved return on investment (R.O.I.). Besides the packaging and prices, there are sometimes other subtle and not-so-subtle differences between the retail and OEM versions of a product. Here are a few examples.
Warranty: Many types of OEM hardware components come with the same warranty as retail boxed ones. One well-known exception is hard drives. Retail boxed hard drives often come with a three or five year warranty, while the warranty of OEM drives is the responsibility of the reseller. Please check the product page for Limited Warranty information where applicable. We believe the substantial price savings of OEM hard drives easily justifies the difference in the warranty. Some of our OEM drives are 50% the price of a retail drive. That means you'd have to have more than two drives fail after the end of our warranty, but before the end of the retail warranty before the retail warranty would save you any money. That assumes that the replacement drives are the same price in the future. However as we all know, technology price continually drop. So in 5 years when your drive is likely to fail, how much will a replacement be? Will you want the same "small" capacity in five years anyway?
N.B. Many computer systems manufacturers (e.g. IBM, Dell, HP) will ONLY warranty drives installed in their systems if the drives have their OEM part numbers. So if your server or system has an active warranty, it may cover our OEM drives, if you select a part with a OEM part number from that same manufacturer (meaning Dell OEM for Dell servers etc.).
Bundled Software: Sometimes the retailed version comes with bundled applications software, whereas the OEM version may not. This is especially true for high-end video and audio cards. How useful such bundled software is to you needs to be carefully weighed against the price difference.
Manual and Support: The hard-copy manual for the OEM version may be limited to one per shipping box. However, the vast majority of information is on the manufacturer's web site. Some manufacturers claim that they do not support their own OEM products. The OEMs are supposed to do the support. In such cases, discountechnology.com will provide the technical guidance to help you install the product.
1. OEM (Original equipment manufacturer) is typically a company that uses a component made by a second company in its own product, or sells the product of the second company under its own brand.
Generally, dealers of OEM products add something of value before reselling the merchandise. An OEM vendor that does this is known as a "value added reseller" (VAR). A VAR might build components, sub-systems, or systems from quality OEM parts. OEM goods allow VARs a wide range of creative marketing choices, which permits smaller dealers to be competitive in the marketplace.
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The difference between an OEM controller and a non OEM controller is that an OEM controller is made by Microsoft. A non OEM controller is made by other companies. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacture.
Original Equipment Manufactrer (OEM)
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or what the software of drawing OEM(object exchange model)
OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer
OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer"
P19570R14 is the OEM for my 2005 Cavalier .
OEM. eg. Dell OEM Windows.
Yes, the OEM product is almost always of better quality.Yes, the OEM product is almost always of better quality.
This is the full OEM version with DVD and COA with the key code. OEM software does not include phone support from the manufacturer.
The OEM license.
OEM is an abbreviation for "Original Equipment Manufacturer". So if a printer is manufactured by Hewlett Packard, a Hewlett Packard ink cartridge would be an "OEM" cartridge, but a cartridge manufactured by another company would not be classified as "OEM".
OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer. Canon OEM would mean that the parts would be specifically made by Canon and not by a third party manufacturer.
oem stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer so its any part that is original so an oem relay can be any relay that is original
My thinking is the system edition that the OEM manufacturer uses
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM Glass is the glass Volvo put in the car originally. It can probably be purchased after market by a auto body or glass shop.
OEM stands for Orignal Equipment Manufacturer. When you buy oem parts for a car they will be Orignal parts from the manufacturer of the car so you can be sure that it'll fit.
i dont know oem is original equipment manufacturer that means a factory installed radio
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer I.E. the part used for a vehicle (or any product) during manufacture. Often you'll see OEM referred to as "meets OEM specifications." That simply means the replacement part is as good as the original. Cheers
strange considering its my computer you're asking about.
#1. OEM is a Term not a physical part meaning " Originally Equiped by Manufacture". #2 OEM parts refer to Parts produced by the ORIGINAL manufacture. #3 OEM Equivalent means the the parts meet or beat the original manufacture standers and specifications
Exchanging an OEM single CD radio with an OEM 6 CD radio is a simple upgrade which requires the use of a proper wire harness to ensure radio usability. Once the stock radio is removed from the dash the 6 CD changer will plug right into the proper OEM wire harness.
26300-35503 - for the $6 cost of an OEM filter, use OEM
The main difference is the OEM (Original equipment manufacture) isn't in a box, no documentation, no accessories like cables or screws, usually cheaper. My CPU and all my HD are OEM. Never had a problem with them.
Yes they do, but if your car needs repair and OEM parts are not available they may offer you the option of substituting parts, so check! If you always want OEM, then specify that when asking for an estimate.