meaning of oem

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by CaVoLo, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. CaVoLo macrumors member

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    this probably sounds retarded to most of you but please tell me the meaning of oem....
    hey we all had to learn it sometime :)

    thanks
     
  2. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    well im not sure what it stands for but i know that an OEM company are like, the standard/default suppliers of a product for a certain other product. Like ATI used to be for macs, as standard ya get an ATI card and youd have to specially get a different one if you wanted something like a 3dfx card or something as ATI were the OEM graphics card company for apple at the time.
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i think it means Original Equipment Manufacturer. not 100% sure though.
     
  4. Jesus on OSX macrumors member

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    Original Equipment Manufacturer

    It's when a company uses 3rd party parts to build/sell products under it's own brand.
     

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