Commodity PCs - (Associated with Consumer Appliances, Electronic Appliances, Internet Appliances, Electronic Devices, Network Appliances, Consumer Electronic Devices) - A generic term sometimes used to denote consumer and industrial appliances, large and small, that use a processor and have some sort of memory.  Technically these devices should also be able to accept input in some manner whether it's via a device that's intrinsically part of their system (such as a disk drive) or it's receiving it off of a network. Examples include cellular phones, Internet appliances and set-top boxes. The current popularity of this phrase is questionable.