What is appliance (network appliance)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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appliance (network appliance)

Part of the Personal computing glossary:

An appliance or "network appliance" is a term used to denote a relatively low-cost PC designed for Internet access and specialized business use, but without the capabilities of a fully-equipped PC.

This was last updated in January 2011
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