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derivation Prefixation. Ultra- (from Latin 'beyond') to root "book"; noun
Brand of notebook computer (laptop) that is powerful but light
 
Analogy. Metaphor of technology beyond a notebook computer. It is "ultra". Really great laptop. (cf. Macbook — is used as a brand-name like Apple uses Macbook). Notebook/Macbook are related words. Used to promote this type of computer as being great. Used by tech-savy people.
Etymology : Book: "Old English boc "book" (etymonline).
Source : Joe Osborne "http://blog.laptopmag.com/hp-zbook-14-hands-on" 09/10/13 "Despite worse than lackluster laptop sales projections for Q 3 2013, HP is bullish enough to develop the HP HP ZBook 14, the first mobile workstation to meet Intel's requirements for ultrabook status."
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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