supposed to reduce glare and ambient light reflection and provide a brighter, more vivid picture. On the few glossy LCD screens we've seen so far, we agree that the colors look more vivid than their glossless counterparts.
We see this coating mostly on monitors geared toward home entertainment uses, such as the
, which is a monitor and a TV.
Most of the major manufacturers--Acer, Apple, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, Sony, and Toshiba--are offering some kind of glossy LCD or high-brightness screens either in stand-alone monitors or with laptops.