Definition

network PC (appliance)

A network PC (sometimes called an appliance) is a term used to denote a new kind of relatively low-cost PC designed for Internet access and specialized business use, but without the full capabilities ot today's personal computer and software. The device is expected to cost in the $500 to $1,000 range.

IBM, Apple, Oracle, Philips, and Sony are leading companies who sell or plan to sell network PCs.

This was last updated in April 2005

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