I never had a problem with scratching or cracking with my matte, tablet displays. I have dropped my X41 onto its corner from a chair. No cracking. I have always used tablets without screen protectors, and no scratching. My CL900 is a 'rugged' machine, and it has a matte display. I also dropped it from a table. No cracking. I don't think you need Gorilla Glass to have a display that is durable and scratch resistant.