I have to say the 17" matte display on my 10' MBP is a bit brighter and easier to read when outdoors than was the matte display on my 07' 15" MBP. The display now seems a bit brighter and more vivid. Anyway it made lounging outside surfing the web a real pleasure. BTW, these matte screens do seem to pick up finger prints smudges. I mean I have not touched the screen and yet iit get's dirty quickly. Time to reach for the microfiber cloth that came in the box.