Hi all, just got back from Macworld and got pics of the new 17", both glossy and matte. The matte version is indeed the same matte finish as the previous 17" MBP. It's not a glossy with an anti-glare coating, it's a plain matte screen with the same bezel as the Macbook Air. I took pics of both the glossy and the matte side by side for comparison. The glossy adds a higher contrast to the screen but the matte has a more natural look. Notice how the Dock looks natural on the matte and too saturated on the glossy. Both screens were at maximum brightness. Sorry if the matte screen pics are a bit fuzzy.