Originally Posted by Vaughn Logan
I wish to state that the Sager 9860 is by far the sexiest notebook on the market. However, it seems that more issues have been raised with Sager and dead pixels lately. This concerns me. When I walk the notebook isles in the electronics department ... I can honestly not recall ever seeing a dead pixel with the models on display (HP, Sony, etc.).
To summarize, I am torn between taking the risk of purchasing the sexiext notebook on the market sight unseen ... or going with something else less attractive (HP, Sony, etc.) with the bright-view screens that do not seem to have this issue.
My Toshiba which I bought from Best Buy (yeah yeah I know, I won't do it again) has three dead pixels - or rather groups of dead pixels. I believe they cover this under the 3yr plan I bought but I haven't been willing to go to Best Buy and have them look at it and give me their opinion. It doesn't bug me too much but they're noticeable and one can be found really easily (it's a grey pixel at the top of the white address bar in Firefox and IE).
Also, my grandfather bought an HP notebook a couple years ago from Circuit City, got home and it had a line of pink pixels down the middle of it. Took it back and they said it was dead pixels (first time I'd heard of dead pixels actually) and gave him a replacement which has two small grey dead pixels in the corner.
Anyways, what I'm getting at here is that buying a notebook from a consumer electronics store isn't going to make sure you have no dead pixels. Sure you could keep taking it back to the store if it's got dead pixels and exchanging it but that would be silly and you there is the possibility that you could go through the entire inventory of stores in your state before you found a notebook that was completely pixel-perfect. That would be silly.