Originally Posted by pbpenguins412
I too am an owner of a Apple laptop and a recent proud purchaser of a Vaio SB, and while the display is not as good pixel-for-pixel, it does have one thing that is VERY important to me - it's not glossy! Apple's pixels are sharper and brighter, but the SB has a matte finish, which is VERY important if you work anywhere where there is sunlight. The viewing angles aren't great if you're indoors, but my experience has been that it's VERY hard to get work done on my Mac if there is any sunlight coming in from the windows.
That is a huge reason of why I bought the SB was for the anti-glare. It turned out to be half and half and was acceptable for me. Still preferred my full anti-glare 15" screen.
For the macbooks or any shape and size though, you can go to places like power support and buy an anti-glare protector. One of my friends has an air with a powersupport anti-glare shield on it and its not as good as a real anti-glare screen, but it looks good enough for an ultra-portable. Plus you get teh 1440x900 res that offers a lot more real-estate than you would think over 1368x768.
The SB also has a **** track pad. No two finger scroll, only two finger swipes for forward and backward. The scrolling is some weird ass slide down the side then continue scrolling by spinning in a circle. I couldn't get used to it after using such an amazingly smooth trackpad.