You know, if it has a dead pixel it's possible to get it replaced (I know I would).
The catch is that it has to be--what they consider to be--within the center region of the screen. You can read more on the site at http://help.alienware.com/cgi-bin/al...hp?p_faqid=678
Personally, if mine arrives with a dead pixel I don't care where it's located. I payed $2500 for a laptop, and I expect it in pristine condition. A dead pixel is akin to having a big gash across the outside case. It doesn't affect the operation of the machine, but there's still a big f*ing cut across it and if there's going to be any wear & tear on it then I'm going to be the one responsible for it.
Like most anybody else here, I want my computer to come out of the box clean and operational. It's just business, because you don't pay money for a new product and get something in less than reasonably perfect condition. I can't consider dead pixels, no matter where they're located, to be reasonably perfect.