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I need a better term for internet-enabled or web-enabled that a non-technical person would understand includes their smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, smartTV, etc.

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I would think that either of internet-enabled or web-enabled is fine if what you want to say is what they mean. –  Dan D. Jul 20 '13 at 20:45
    
"Online"...? "Online devices"/"The thneed is online"... –  Jørn E. Angeltveit Jul 21 '13 at 10:12
    
Perhaps "with internet access"? –  Kristoffer Nolgren Jul 21 '13 at 12:32
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VTC: This question seems likely to solicit a large number of two-to-three word responses. –  3nafish Jul 21 '13 at 20:02
    
@3nafish Is this neccesarily a bad thing? A rated list of easy-to-understand phrasings of the term internet-enabled is a useful artifact left for the internet and future visitors. The answer below, though good, is not more useful than a short version of the same answer in my opinion. –  Kristoffer Nolgren Jul 22 '13 at 10:26

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For one, I think @Dan D. is correct in saying that those terms by themselves should be pretty clear.

If you're looking for something that a very un-tech-savvy (surely that's a word) crowd could understand, I'd say swapping the word "enabled" with "connected" could work, even though it wouldn't be ideal.

Perhaps "always online"?

That'd be the only thing I can think of, short of changing it into a sentence like "devices that are connected to the internet" or @Kristoffer Nolgren's "with internet access".

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