This is true in English and Spanish – and probably other languages, as well.
This was brought home to me today, when I was notified that my new Windows 10 Computer, that had been shipped yesterday to Miami – had already arrived in Costa Rica – and was being rushed through customs!
Usually this takes longer – because people first have to figure out what it is. A new kitchen timer, for example, baffled them – because they didn’t what it was used for – or what to call it.
People everywhere know what a Laptop is. You could drop one in the Sands of the Sahara – and people would know what it was.
It carries with it, respectability – because it is so intelligent.