Will you use your laptop in the garden this summer?

  PC Advisor 17:31 09 Jul 2010

With warm weather promised for this weekend, will you take your laptop out into the garden and go online? Tick one or more applicable options in the poll on the left.

  babybell 17:47 09 Jul 2010

We often, well, every weekend, sit in the garden with the laptop and listen to music whilst enjoying a glass of wine, which the laptop is ideal for.

The problem comes when actually trying to view the screen. Its just like using a mirror!

Positioning the laptop away from the sun, opening up the umbrella in the hope it will help, but it doesn't.

Eventually, I end up carrying the laptop indoors to actually see the screen.

So it great for portable music, but a nightmare for any other purpose.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:10 09 Jul 2010

Mines working fine, sitting in the sun posting this.

Must the the old style clip on screen filter, I knew back in the mid nineties it would come in useful one day :0)

  morddwyd 18:52 09 Jul 2010


Why would I?

If I, and the neighbours, need music I use a portable internet radio.

  tullie 19:18 09 Jul 2010

No,havent got a garden.

  Al94 19:30 09 Jul 2010

As its chucking down here, highly unlikely!

  Woolwell 20:05 09 Jul 2010

Need another option - I use a desktop at home and my laptop is for on the road. I wouldn't consider using my laptop in the garden. I want a plain no I wouldn't use it in the garden.

  sunnystaines 20:43 09 Jul 2010

too much glare on the screen, battery does not last long

  ams4127 20:45 09 Jul 2010

Just plain "No"

  Miké 20:59 09 Jul 2010

I would if the screen were visible in the suns glare.

  mr simon 21:34 09 Jul 2010

Very few laptops have screens that work well in bright sunlight, and mine is not one of them, so no.

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