Brown box

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

brown boxA brown box is a hardware product that includes only the necessary products needed to install into a computer. For example, a computer video card that is a brown box includes the actual card in an anti-static bag and the software (drivers).

These products are much cheaper than a retail version of the product because it does not include the standard box and other miscellaneous paper inserts.

Hardware terms, Off-the-shelf