Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware expenditures. What are they, who makes them, and what do you get for your money?
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can be small and feature-poor (similar to some I-appliances), but they run off of a mainframe or large server, as opposed to connecting to an ISP or ASP. Note that there can be some terminology overlap, to wit: isn''t the ISP/ASP acting as the server? We make the distinction that an I-appliance does not require a centralized, in-house server to work, and has an Internet component as a key feature, rather than as an afterthought. Sun Microsystems: The Sun Ray does not fit the term Internet appliance . It