1690s, from French consoler "to comfort, console from Latin consolari "offer solace, encourage, comfort, cheer from com-, intensive prefix (see com- solari "to comfort" (see solace ).A computer system specially made for playing video games by connecting it to a television or other display for video and sound.The Baptism of Michael Brown.

Jack White Sets World Record for Fastest Record Release April SieseApril 22, 2014 daily beast We must now console ourselves with the hope that we shall soon terminate the business.Williamson The poor boy had suffered so much that it was her duty to console him, and atone for her past neglect.

Or perhaps a back-formation from consolation.The control or monitoring unit of a computer, containing the keyboard or keys, switches, etc.