I know that macbooks rate very high in view quality. I personally have not seen one so a comparison would be useless. I have seen a Dell Inspiron with the 17'' WUXGA 1920X1200 screen with true life and it is amazing. All though it tends to be a bit reflective. I think it depends mostly on the environment you are going to use you laptop in.
Look for a laptop with a SXGA or UXGA screen with truelife or brightview or what ever the company wants to call their glossy set up. These will tend to look better and have higher resolutions.