Gizmodo's review of the MacBook contained negative comments about the MB's screen. Specifically, Gizmodo did not like its viewing angles, contrast, and black levels. http://gizmodo.com/5063492/macbook-and-macbook-pro-dual-review When I read those comments, I had already placed an order for a MB, and began having reservations. So I went to an Apple store... and confirmed that Gizmodo was correct. My observations: 1. The MB screen, without a doubt, is inferior in those three ways (viewing angles, contrast, and black levels) to the MBA and MBP screens. I am confident that screens in the MB and MBA are different. 2. The viewing angles on the MB are fine. They are excellent on the MBP. I believe you can expect minimal distortion at up to an angle of 120 degrees. Beyond that, the image deteriorates badly. 3. The contrast is fine and uniform throughout the screen. Unless your MB is next to a better screen, I doubt this will be noticeable. 4. The black levels are also fine, but are nowhere near those of the MBA and MBP. To test the black levels, I played the trailer for The Dark Knight. I was able to distinguish the blacks and grays (which dominate that film) comfortably, but not as well as I could on the other notebooks. Because my favorite use of my notebook is to watch video, I decided to cancel my order for a MB, and instead bought a MBP. Honestly, I would have quickly come to terms with the MB's screen, as I imagine most of you will. But I just didn't feel comfortable settling for the MB's screen today. Of course, I had the money for the MBP. I urge those of you who are concerned about the screen and thus considering the MBP to take a look at both models in an Apple store.