lol @ glossy being bad for your eyes and causing migraine
Glossy is 100% same panel w/o anti-glare coating. AG-coating is an added layer, a film, on the panel to 'suck in' ambient light w/o reflecting it back (coating that scatters light). It is normal physics, not rocket science, and it is a game of balance between "how much of color and clarity are you willing to sacrifice for loosing XX% of reflections on a given lense/display/surface".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-reflective_coating
The matte finish anti-glare computer screen also has a disadvantage: It scatters the light coming out of the display, resulting in a slightly less-crisp image for the viewer. The matte finish mutes clarity, color and contrast. Compared to a smooth-surface screen, the image is slightly blurred, which may itself be fatiguing to the eyes.
It is just plain physics to come to conclusion: you really cannot have working AG-coating without messing with the properties of light coming out of the display (it is impossible to differentiate light reflecting from panel from light that is coming out of the panel), so you will always sacrifice with colors and clarity. More 'anti-glare-properties' you put to your AG coating, the more it will crap on colors.
Sure, w/o AG you will propably get more eye-strain from your monitor *IF* you keep it ultra-bright. Now, for all normal reasonable people, that is just silly, but yes you probably can give yourself a migraine by pumping your monitor to extra bright, take a white document and keep on staring at it relentlessly for hours (or what ever time you need to develop a migraine). But every normal human being usually has the sense to adjust their brightness to usable, comfortable level.
This being said; Qnix and Xstar are semi-glossy with their matte version, and do actually reflect quite alot. On the positive side; there is very little drawbacks when considering colors and vibrancy. So, if you have windows or powerfull direct light sources near your computerstation; take matte. If lighting is not a problem, you dont have big windows or direct light source; take glossy.Edited by CptKuolio - 5/8/13 at 5:37am