My employer needs me to do some field work that will take place outside in temperatures up to -20C. I will use 2 Dell laptops, 1 Acer netbook and 1 Samsung netbook.
The laptops will be started and running before they are taken outside and then will have to operate at this temperature for up to 4 hours before being taken back inside. They will be plugged in for the duration of their cold weather operation.
Would this work without problems?
My thought is that because they are operating at room temperature before going outside, there should not be too much of a problem with operating. I think the heat that the system creates will be enough to keep the system from "freezing up". Is this a good assumption?
What about the screen, will it operate at these temperatures? In my thoughts, that will be my biggest "problem", not the actual running of the system, just the ability of the screen to respond.