I was gonna wait for Leopard to come out before taking the plunge and buying myself a brand new 17" Macbook Pro but I just couldn't resist anymore and decided to go for it. So I went down to my local store to have one final, close look at it and to check out the new iMacs. That's when I realised just how amazing the new iMac screen looks. It's so sharp and bright, especially when viewing photos which look so life like you feel that you can reach out and touch them. I don't think I've ever seen any screen look that good before! But then I went over to look at the 17" MBP and it just seemed so much duller and softer than I remember. Also when moving my head up and down, by not really that much, half the screen would change brightness/colour. I wasn't expecting the vertical viewing angle to be so low on such an expensive latop - the horizontal viewing angle was alright though. So basically I feel a bit underwhelmed with the MBP's screen now, when put in context with the iMac's. The MBP did have a matte screen - would a glossy one make a considerable difference to the: Viewing angle Brightness Sharpness ? Or is it just that all laptop screens are inferior to their desktop counterparts? Does anyone who uses the 17" MBP (glossy and matte) have any problems with the vertical viewing angle when using it? Also I'd want to connect the MBP up to a 30" ACD. If I had a glossy MBP would it look strange when switching from the MBP's screen to the matte ACD screen? I really want a MBP but I can't get that amazing iMac screen out of my head!