I've been vacillating about whether to get a matte or glossy screen on the MacBook Pro that I plan to purchase. When I did a side-by-side comparison of screens at an Apple reseller, the glossy screen looked vivid and sharp, and the matte screen looked a bit muddy. I preferred the glossy look. Our home has lots of huge windows that bring in bright outdoor light from many directions. I was afraid that a glossy screen would be too reflective in our home. My brilliant brother suggested putting a piece of glass on my Dell notebook's matte screen. I put glass from a picture frame on the screen and instantly decided to get the MBP with a matte screen. My Dell notebook screen can rotate backwards to about 180 degrees. When glass was on the screen and the keyboard was on my lap, I could get rid of most reflections by tilting the screen back to about 130 degrees. Unfortunately, the MBP screen can't be tilted back much past 90 degrees. That's an added reason why I'll have to get the matte screen. In order to tilt a MBP glossy screen back to minimize reflections, I'd have to rest the keyboard on my belly, which would be neither functional nor comfortable. The glass test proved that the matte screen is the only way to go for me.