Best laptops with bright screens 2023: Great for outdoor use

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Hero
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Hero (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

The best thing about laptops is that they can go anywhere, including outside. Sometimes it's nice to get some fresh air while you work, and the portability of laptops provides you with the freedom needed to achieve this. That being said, not all laptops have screens that are bright enough to counter sun glare, and even some of the best devices out there aren't suited for the outdoors. Therefore, we put together a list of the best laptops available right now with bright screens that effectively nullify glare.

If we had to choose

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All of these laptops are excellent, but if we had to choose just one, it would be the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha. With its dependable and capable specs, fair price, and the inclusion of Samsung's special brightness mode that boosts the display to 600 nits, it's the best overall option on the market for something reliable to use while outside. Its convertible design also makes it more versatile than traditional clamshell devices, allowing you to use it like a tablet while on the go.

If you'd prefer something that delivers stronger performance while still offering a bright screen, the Dell XPS 13 Plus is for you. Its exceptional specs and superb physical design make it one of the best laptops ever made, and its amazing display is very bright, too.

Finally, if you're looking for a device that can handle the latest and greatest games without even breaking a sweat, look no further than the Gigabyte AERO 17 YE5. Its RTX 3080 Ti graphics and 12th Gen i9 CPU offer near-unparalleled gaming performance, and it's got a beautifully bright 4K display, too.

If the laptops in this roundup don't appeal to you, make sure you check out our list of the best Windows laptops for more great options.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.