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Best advice for using your laptop outside

by Tris Hussey on July 18th, 2007

It’s summer, well in the Northern Hemisphere at least, and some of us might be tempted to use our laptops outside occasionally.  Web Worker Daily has a few tips for this and this one is my favourite:

Give up, have a beer, and decide that the summer sun is more important than work. You probably need to stop billing in this case, though. Source: Web Worker Daily » Blog Archive How to Use Your Laptop Outside «

In all seriousness, using a laptop outside is a bit of a pain.  Between power, dirt, and the sun … really I’d take a pass.  Yes I’ve worked outside once and a while, but I’ve found that dealing with all the other stuff isn’t worth it.

Take a break.  Enjoy the sun-without your computer.

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4 opinions for Best advice for using your laptop outside

  • Jennifer
    Jul 18, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    I’m not sure I understand this “break” word you’re using. I always work outside (not always, lots) I specifically make sure everywhere I live has a huge covered patio. That way rain and sun and all that can’t hurt my computer. It kind of sucks to sit at your desk inside all day working. At least outside you get some air.

  • Martin
    Jul 19, 2020 at 1:45 am

    I would say it depends where you work outside. Just image a nice place on a sunny day in your own garden, connected by wifi to the Internet.

    This is great and I tend to work that way often.

  • Sara
    Jul 24, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Yep, I sit out on the patio with the trees and flowers and when my battery runs out on the laptop, I head in. I get an hour of sun a day and it always brightens the glued-to-the-web world of work.

  • Matt Keegan
    Jul 31, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    The oppressive North Carolina heat makes working outside in the summertime a dud, but I’ll sit out on occasion in the Spring and in the Fall to do something different. Makes it hard to work though!

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