out-of-the-box

LT_

Member
Italiano
Hello everyone,

I met this expression in an advertising text: "The do-everything-out-of-the-box computer".

I do know "out of the box" can have two meanings (http://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/out-of-the-box), I'm wondering which one is meant here (the author refers to a "very fast" computer, but it's also an "original" one). I'd like to know the opinion of a native English speaker.

Thank you very much in advance.
 
  • kyrintethron

    Senior Member
    English - America
    The second definition is what is meant here. What's being advertised is the ease of using the computer as soon as you get it home and take it "out of the box". There's no extra setup or installation of software necessary.

    -K
     
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