I was content with the hyper glossy LG that came with the Sager 8170 and thought I could get away with using a Viewguard matte screen protector...but after a manic "episode" with trying to get it installed bubble free in a two cat household and noticing the display looked too grainy (like putting your eyeball up to a CRT) after installation, i tossed the POS. IMO, the Viewguard matte protectors are way overpriced and their shipping costs exorbitant. ($30) So I bought the AUO display off of fleabay. I ordered a matte AU Optronics B173HW01 V5 off of ebay (screenintaipei) on 5/3 and it got to me on 5/6... From Taipei, Taiwan to Los Angeles, USA in 3 days! I wasn't expecting it so fast, so I wasn't able to take delivery until today. Just installed and calibrated it. This matte screen really is something else. Very good clarity, viewing angles, black levels, and very even backlighting. I didn't expect the difference between the stock LG and the AUO to be so drastic! The screen's calibration wasn't so far off the mark either.