It's a glossy (glare type) screen and not well suited for anything outdoors.
Better choice would be an anti-glare matte LCD screen.
You could also get some anti-glare film to apply to the LCD screen, which would help prevent glare/reflections outdoors.
You're more likely to find anti-glare matte LCD screens on business class notebooks.
looks like I have to find another laptop. with a laptop with a anti glare monitor, as my living room is also very bright as I have several large windows in my south wall, and get a lot of ambient light.
Any suggestions for a laptop with a anti glare monitor and specs matching the Toshiba at a reasonable price??