Just bought, my costco had over 40 of them on a pallet. It has a plastic black glossy finish on the outside, but the screen is a nice matte
Note: It is a horrifying bright white when you go to your first web page. Turning down brightness highly recommended.
Seems to be working well
As everyone else said, it is matte. I like it a lot so far but I haven't used the HDMI yet (only VGA), new HDMI cables are coming in tomorrow from monoprice.com