Originally Posted by mr ploppy
I've never understood this switch to shiny reflective screens, but my old laptop has a matt screen that you can view at any angle under any lighting conditions. It's actually less reflective than my Kindle's screen, which needs to be held at a specific angle to avoid glare from a bedside lamp.
My new laptop has a nice matte screen as well. The problem is, that people only compare devices they know and have seen. And most phones (which is what most people will have seen that is comparable to a dedicated e-ink device) have a glossy screen.