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Old 01-12-2004, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a notebook with a screen that is bright enough to be used in a car on a bright sunny day.

Does any body have any experiance with this or any suggestions on what to buy?

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Old 01-12-2004, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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uh I don't think they make them that bright
(at least that I have seen)
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Yea, sure they do.
You have to do some searching but I was able to find one for a resort a while ago. They wanted to place a touch-screen POS machine outside by the pool, so that guests could get drunk, swim, and take chances. The trick is to locate a LCD screen that has enough of a contrast ratio to handle this sort of brightness. Also, the NIT measurement needs to be fairly high. A normal notebook NIT is around 250 or so. The NIT for an outdoor/readable in direct sunlight is about 1000 or higher. So, the main 2 things you are looking for is:
Contrast ratio of 5:1 or better
NIT of 1000 or better.

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uh I don't think they make them that bright
(at least that I have seen)
Youve obviously never been in a police vehicle.

Yea man, they make em that bright. Just do a bit of shopping.
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I think it depends on the amount the LCD monitor is backlit.
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Are the higher resolution displays (SXGA, UXGA) brighter than the standard displays?
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