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How can I get a laptop that works well with Paleo sun?

Answered on April 18, 2015
Created April 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM

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?

7947663ae0b5333554fd462635418724

on April 14, 2014
at 07:46 PM

Not perfect, but I don't think I'm going to get an answer better than this.

7904c7276d7e48f1be887fabd263bfd9

(300)

on April 11, 2014
at 08:46 PM

Don't think that would be terribly condusive to a good tan. :D

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on April 11, 2014
at 08:30 PM

Problem solved, lol.

http://i.imgur.com/O3TdBAu.jpg

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7947663ae0b5333554fd462635418724

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.

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7904c7276d7e48f1be887fabd263bfd9

(300)

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?

Imagine something like this for your laptop.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

(995)

on April 11, 2014
at 08:30 PM

Problem solved, lol.

http://i.imgur.com/O3TdBAu.jpg

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Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

(995)

on April 11, 2014
at 08:20 PM

E-paper displays are pretty slick if you can deal with b&w. http://www.pixelqi.com/our_screens

Color is in dev.

7947663ae0b5333554fd462635418724

on April 14, 2014
at 07:46 PM

Not perfect, but I don't think I'm going to get an answer better than this.

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