It's really really really shiny. Several of us were moving the lid, trying to lessen the glare. When we lowered it enough to avoid the room lights, it then reflected the keyboard. This thing is like a mirror. It's much shinier than your average PC laptop. I also saw the Sony Z today and it was nowhere near as shiny. I can only imagine using it in a darkened room. I would like to see what it looks like with an overlay because I need a Mac.