The design of the Aspire X3600 doesn't really detract from its style and while there are glossy areas on the rig, you'll find that these areas won't get the inevitable 'fingerprints of doom' (smudges). Seeing how the glossed sections are cleverly positioned, that there is no need to even handle those areas. The other surface areas are finished in tasteful matte black. We do hope that other PC vendors would follow suit and leave the glossy areas where contact is not needed. Lastly, located on the front panel are connectivity ports for easy access. The optical drive is hidden by a glossy cover that swivels open when the drive is ejected.