A first-time post from a long-time reader I will be deploying to the sandbox in couple of weeks and I would like to get a new MacBook Pro as my all-purpose laptop (watching movies, photo editing, doing homework for online course, etc.) before I leave. I know the glossy vs matte topic has been discussed here exhaustively in the past; however, I really need advice because Im still torn between these two options. I went to Apple store today and compared the glossy and anti-glare MBP side-by-side. I really like how the colors are a lot more vivid and deep in the glossy MBP, and I think Ill enjoy watching movies on it during my free time in the desert. However, I also get into photography and photo editing; great way to past time and document my experience there . I always use my laptop indoor even here in the US, and I usually use it in a dark room (no lights on or I have the blackout curtain blocking the daylight). I've never used a glossy screen before so I don't know how long I could stand the glare. How reflective is the glossy screen in a dark room? Will I still see my face reflection on the screen? Also, can you calibrate the color in the glossy MBP? How often do you have to do it? Should I get a glossy or matte MBP? Please advice Thanks!