If you need to use the laptop outside, as I do, my biggest problem is screen brightness, in anything other than dull conditions reading the screen is tricky. If you are lab based it's probably not an issue. I work in the motor sport field, and the latest digital dashboard displays from the likes of GEMS (www.gems.co.uk
) are OLED displays. You would swear, even in direct sunlight, the displays were stuck on vinyl fakes, such is the sharpness, brightness and clarity. I am told OLED is already available in some high end Netbooks, I look forward to it appearing on laptops at a reasonable price, one day.
I am curious as to the implications of USB3 and USB scopes, is there any? Will there ever come a time when the data flow is fast enough not to have to rely on the scopes internal buffer, but instead the data streams in real time to the display and hard drive? I may be asking for the impossible, forgive me if the question is naive.