All I can help with is my own personal experience and I can understand what works for me may not work for everyone. I've had both edge lit and full array backlit and had pain with both. Just sold a Panasonic gx800 and that was edge lit and I had to replace it. I've just looked at a review on notebook check for a Microsoft surface Pro 2 I used to own and display was very comfortable and it had a contrast ratio of 700:1. I have had real problems with lots of mobile phones too and now i research the contrast ratio before I purchase. I currently own an HONOR 20 mobile with a ratio of 850:1 and I can stare at it all day. I even get comments from work mates saying "wow that screen is so clear". I'm not claiming I've solved the mystery for all of us but it's a massive factor for me.