Looking at the display brightness on the latest ThinkPad models, Lenovo consistently uses displays that are weaker than those of the competition. This makes it difficult to work in bright settings, for example outdoors. Some recent models and their rated max brightness: X240: 300 nits X250: 360 nits X260: 300 nits Yoga 12: 400 nits Yoga 14: 300 nits Yoga 15: 300 nits X1 Yoga: 300 nits Yoga 370: 300 nits Yoga 380: 300 nits X1 Yoga 2018: 270 nits, optional 500 nits HDR screen Meanwhile in Microsoft world: Surface Pro 2: 400 nits Surface Pro 3: 360 nits Surface Pro 4: 430 nits Surface Book: 400 nits Surface Laptop: 360 nits What's going on? Is this just penny pinching on Lenovo's part, assuming that most of their buyers keep the system in dark conference rooms?!