- A portable computer that can easily be used on one's lap.
- A small, lightweight computer that can be easily carried and used in a variety of locations.
1970s: blend of lap "the upper surface of the thighs of a seated person" and notebook.
- The laptop was used for work and school.
- The laptop was lightweight and portable.
- The laptop had a built-in keyboard and touchpad.
- The laptop had a long battery life.
- The laptop was equipped with the latest technology.