ALERT

[FREE DEMO] Deploy Your Enterprise Cloud in Minutes

Beige Toaster

Definition - What does Beige Toaster mean?

Beige toaster is a slang term for the original Apple Macintosh computer, a major landmark in personal computing that revolutionized consumer technology in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The term refers to the unique color of the computer shell, as well as its boxy, rectangular shape.

Techopedia explains Beige Toaster

The early Apple Macintosh computer had a shape unlike any other popular consumer home computer of any era. The computer tower was built into the single shell that also held a display screen. That resulted in a tall, thin, elongated case, to which users attached a keyboard, mouse and other accessories. User data was introduced through floppy disks inserted into the front of the computer.

While “beige toaster” is a derogatory term for the Apple Macintosh, this computer enjoyed years of popular use as the first generations of users came to familiarize themselves with desktop computing. While the design may not have looked impressive by modern standards, it was practical in many ways. Eventually, these designs gave way to newer designs, many of which separated the computer tower from the display monitor, and modernized the color and shape of the various hardware components.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.