One thing arguably part of Paleo, or at least compatible with it, is getting something like a day's sunlight, and I've heard that an overcast day outside is brighter than sun lamps inside.
I have a laptop that, on its brightest setting, seems very bright indoors... but when used in bright sunlight looks almost like a backlighting failure does: the screen looks very dim.
Perhaps spending large amounts of time at a computer is not Paleo, but I am trying on good days to do my computer work outside, and the dimness of my laptop's brightest setting is notable.
What, if any, are my options for using a laptop (possibly a different one) outside, in bright sunlight, and having the display look bright like my laptop looks inside?
asked byJonathan_Hayward (53)
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on April 18, 2015
at 03:27 PM
"Rugged" computers are often (I'm not sure if it's "always") designed to display more gracefully in sunlight (as well as be tougher, perhaps better resistance to a splash of water, etc.). The Algiz XRW looks interesting; I have an Itronix GD8000, refurbished with maxed-out memory (8G) and storage (1500G) which I purchased used on eBay for $625, by freshstartcomputers. I don't know if the same model is out there, but I have a suspicion that if you asked nicely for Ebay's freshstartcomputers to refurbish and max out a laptop, you could get one.
on April 11, 2014
at 08:26 PM
Don't really have a solution for you, but just to throw something at the wall, you could try putting up a shade/tent for your laptop, just to put the screen in shade to give it more contrast or something?