Dead pixels can happen on any display. Buy from somewhere with a good return policy. I don't know how it is in the US but in my country you have a period of time you can return stuff no questions asked so if I bought a monitor with dead pixels I would just return or exchange it.i am on the fence guys need someone to push me over this mofo. only thing thats worrying me is the dead pixels. iv see na few from new egg how common is this. should i even worry, if i end up with a dud is the replacement process painless or do you gota fight tooth nail to get it replaced?