Microsoft Natural Multimedia - OEM what is OEM

  suburban train 23:42 16 Feb 04

Please look at the following web site

click here

Natural Multimedia - OEM
£17.62 inc VAT (£15.00 ex VAT)

manufacturer code K50-00068
quicklinx 2HYSWS
dabspoints 17

what does the following mean?

"OEM hardware (mice and keyboards) may only be purchased by registered system builders. If you are are not a system builder you need to purchase retail product."

How would i get hold of a retail product and what is it?

What would be the implications if i wanted to buy this for personal use


  Falkyrn 23:50 16 Feb 04

Original Equipment Manufacturer

As stated it is intended for system builders

Generally OEM hardware is bare boxed no manuals no drivers (sometimes) and normally little but the bare items.

Retail packages should contain everything necessary for use straight from the box for your average punter.

  leo49 00:25 17 Feb 04

As already said it's exactly the same Keyboard only it comes in a plain box and usually without the driver CD[I bought without hassle just like any other web purchase the exact same model OEM[£17.57] from Eclipse recently and the CD was actually included].

click here

Either way, I see that Dabs are selling the retail version for £34.07 - £17 is a hell of a lot to pay for a driver you can download free if necessary from Microsoft.

The choice is yours - how rich do you feel?

  ©®@$? 00:32 17 Feb 04

sorry leo thought you were talking to me!


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