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Hardware sites around the world are reporting that Intel has reboxed its OEM Slot One packages and are now re-selling them as retail products. Many see that as Intel pulling a fast one. According to CPU Central, Slot One 300As, with the part name SL2WM are now being sold via retail outlets. The box and documentation, claims the site, look similar to retail package SL32A but do not have the same core. Intel's own site is showing the information at this page. One angry consumer who wrote to The Register said: "This is totally outrageous since the OEM version cost almost half of the Retail one. What's even more unbelievable is that they didn't even bother to attach the heatsink/fan to the CPU, they just threw it into the box. "They did not mention anything on their front page and I only found out from two hardware sites and a few posts on the newsgroups. I just ordered two Retail versions on the 29th, which supposedly was the day they updated their webpage to reflect the change. "I of course did not know at the moment and I doubt the resellers did either. They are definitely going back if they turn out to be the OEM ones." As it's Sunday, Intel was not available for comment. We'll do a follow-up tomorrow. ® Related Stories Faster Celerons released faster Intel and whole world confused over Celeron Slot One direction Cyrix claims Intel dumping Slot One Celerons

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