Originally Posted by Neosabre
Got mine this past Tuesday and my screen is flawless. This whole thread is really a moot point because no matter what type of LCD it is, its always possible to have stuck or dead pixels. Whether you buy Sager, Alienware, Hypersonic, Voodoo, Falcon Northwest, the chances of having a dead or stuck pixel are all the same. The only thing different are their policies on them.
Sure, it's always possible. It all comes from the same place after all, but a company that actually has quality assurance and actually does check what they sell before they send it out to their customer, should be able to catch bad screens.
I don't know at what point in the laptops journey when it gets powered up, but I would think that before it reaches my hands, especially considering it is (at least mine) loaded with windows, that someone has turned it on and seen the screen.
If a company has quality assurance and has a check list of what to look at before sending out the laptop they just assembled for you, no doubt that bad pixel's are caught. No doubt that some companies knowingly send out screens that have 1 or 2 dead pixels, hoping the customer is meek enough not to contest it or flat out not notice it. I am sure the resellers are under the same policies of bad pixels on screens with the manufacturers that actually makes them and if they don't unload that screen with one or two dead pixels that's not in the center of the screen, then they will have to eat the cost of that screen themselves.
Some companies claim they do a 72hour burn in test. With such a test, I would think no one should get their laptop from the UPS/Fedex guy, only to turn it on and see dead pixels. Dead pixels that develop over time are the only things they can't really protect against, but obvious ones that are there right from the start should be a cinch to catch. Not doing so only show's they have very poor quality assurance or maybe no morals on how they do bussiness.