I've posted this in other forums, and attempted to hijack another thread here on this forum with this issue with no luck . Anyway, to the issue. I just recently received a new 15" Merom Glossy MBP and I would be completely satisfied if it weren't for one serious issue; there's this grain, or noise, all over the screen. It's extremely evident when looking at bright solid colors. This image was posted on the MacNN forums by TheSpaz who described it as taking a screenshot of your screena nd adding 1% Noise to it (Gaussian and Monochromatic) I've been attempting to find out some more information concerning this issue, if it's even widespread or not. I haven't found much on websites concerning this issue on macs, it's moreso on the pc side that I've learned much about it. At first I believed it to be a problem with the LCD Panel. Now, this isn't a matte vs glossy issue here, as the problem affects both types due to matte and glossy simply being the finishes on the same panel. The panel itself was flawed, or so I initially believed. After much reading, I learned that the issue has plagued many PC laptops. It has much to do with the way the dithering works and all the laptops that had this problem all had one thing in common; they had an x1600 as its GPU. Some of the Mac users using bootcamp have noticed an issue with grain and noise appearing on their displays when loading into Windows XP, and this is due to the way XP dithers to cover all the colors and such. This issue was believed to be only in the XP side of Macs, but it's been plaguing Macs on the OS X side as well. The common ties between the PC laptops and our MBPs are the x1600 GPU, and the possibility of the same faulty LCD Panels. Here's the interesting thing; after much research in the pc community, they've narrowed it down to the GPU rather than the display itself. When this conclusion was drawn, Ken from GenTech used his Intel contacts to bring this issue to surface. A new VGA BIOS update was given and lo and behold, the grainy/noisy issue was gone. This leads me to believe that this issue can be fixed with an update. Other users have mentioned that this graininess is natural and is due to the anti-glare coating they've placed on these displays but that shouldn't be acceptable. NotebookReview Forums Thread Notebook Forums Thread These links lead to the threads onto other forums in which they've experienced the same issue we are currently going through now. They're very lengthly so.. Now, I do hope that everything I've typed here is simply referring to a small, bad batch that can be fixed by having the displays replaced but if not, I'd like to get an idea as to who else is having this issue. If we don't say anything, this issue, if it's an issue at all, will not be fixed.