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?
a slew of new PC appliances, from Microsoft, Intel, AMD, IBM, and others. This market has grown due to the desire to reduce the price of computing, primarily from a hardware viewpoint, but also with respect to desktop support. Hardware cost reductions are expected to come from lower equipment and maintenance prices, support cost reductions are expected to come from the centralization and standardization of application software available to the user/client. A subtext to this is an attempt by some vendors