Someone is going to point that this is a dumb question, but I want to know why. If the glossy effect of the current Mac portables is produced by Apple's choice of glass, can you just remove the glass to reduce the glare? Some have used this as a solution for the iMac, where glass removal seems pretty easy. Is the glass important to protect the screen or keep out dust. From what I have read in these forms, the anti-glare MBP has a recessed screen, perhaps with no glass. And the MBA doesn't sound like it has glass either (or, if it does, could it be removed?) Or could the glass be replaced? I see that TechRestore offers a matte screen replacement for the 2009 glossy MB. Has anyone seen other third party options to replace the screen/glass to reduce glare on the low-end models, like the MBA? Like many others, I wish for a matte Mac portable; but my needs are so basic, I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars more for a larger MBP with the high-res anti-glare option. The anti-glare film route sounds dissatisfying to many. I plan to wait to see if the upcoming refresh offers me any new options, but I am starting to wonder if a matte hackintosh portable would be worth the trouble.