Seems like a good idea to test laptops on the beach, until you get to the beach. Where it’s cold. And windy. And raining. And suddenly you’re more worried about your camera and laptop breaking than seeing which screen is best for using outdoors.
Still, I soldiered on – and you should’ve seen how happy the shopkeeper was when I bought that Cornetto! Definitely the first Cornetto he’s sold in 2008. Made his week.
So there you go. A stunning victory for the Portege R500, with its modern, new and fancy transflective screen technology making it very possible indeed to work while on the beach. You might want an umbrella and coat, mind, if you’re planning on doing it before June.