throw-away device

throw-away device

[′thrō ə‚wā di‚vīs]
(electronics)
An electronic component that is not serviced and is discarded and replaced upon failure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"A $200 Android tablet is essentially a throw-away device. Even if you get less than nine months of use it's still a lot less costly than proprietary terminal for $4,000," says Manci, who suggests the historic mentality of "set it and forget it" in fleet management is not a best practice.