I don't want this thread to be another argument of matte vs. glossy. I want it to be about understanding the different finishes and identifying which displays use what. Many displays (including all Apple) have a glossy finish, which is simply a piece of glass. Some displays have an AG (anti glare) coating on top of the glass, which diffuses reflections, but also the screen image. The older LCD (i.e., all white iMac models) are matte but do not feel like they have a glass surface. How are they constructed? Now that most purchases are done online and there are very few opportunities to view the display in a store before purchase, how can I find out what type of finish a display has? that info is often missing from the spec sheets and reviews. TIA.