Do 15-inchers sold in recent months have screens that vary a lot from side to side? I just sent my year-old PB in for service at the last minute... it had the white-spot thing just slightly, and I wanted a new screen "just in case" it got worse. Three days later (not bad!) it came back, and the brand-new screen is brighter, if anything--and still NO dead pixels BUT... my old screen was better in one way: it had VERY little side-to-side variation. Right side seemed just very slightly brighter if paid attention. You could stand WAY to the side--or above or slouched low--and the screen looked almost like normal! I've never seen an LCD in a laptop even close to that good. I could slouch or lean on my elbow to one side and not have to re-orient the screen. I could share with other people and they all could see great. I could look really close to it too, and not see any odd effects. The one I have now loses all those benefits. It has a lot of variation if you move your head. Move a bit to the left (or up) and everything "fogs" lighter. A bit to the right (or down) and everything darkens--and dark colors solarize into an oily rainbow. And just looking at any screen, the right side seems a lot brighter than the left--and the bottom a lot brighter than the top. I look at the bottom right of Safari's metal edge, and the top left, and it's a BIG difference. I know Apple uses multiple different models of 15" display, and I can get used to it--most laptops are like this in some way, and maybe I've just been spoiled--but... IF THIS IS NOT NORMAL, I have 3 months to send it back again A hassle, but I've been working off my iPod while it was away, and I can handle that for a another 3 days if I might get an even better screen. So to help me decide if I have an issue... 1. Does your AlBook 15" look a lot brighter in the bottom-right than on the top-left? 2. And if you put your face 6 inches from the screen, do dark graphics (like in a game or dark desktop pic) start to go weird colors in the top left? 3. And how old IS your 'Book? (Maybe Apple just scrapped that "nicer" model screen because it was unreliable, and now they're using a "better" model with poorer viewing angle.) Many thanks! I'm not sure if I'm hoping this is normal or not I really don't like it at all... but sending it off is a pain too. PS, that anodized Al is something else. I cringed to see the CompUSA folks who sent it off grinding it around upside down on a gritty counter to check the serial number in the battery hole. But not a single scratch! My PB looks brand new after a year.