I'm officially a U2713HM
owner now. No bright dot. No stuck, dead, or dark dot. No cross-hatching. Small back light bleed in lower left corner.
Barely visible glow in movies or gaming when deep blacks are in that corner area. If you didn't know where to look you don't notice it. I must say I was lucky to some degree.
Great packaging. Dell really took the time to take extra care of the display during shipping. Paid $585 on sale with shipping included. Very comparable to other monitors in this caliber but offered more value with a lower price which includes four 3.0 USB ports and native 24 Hz blu-ray playback through HDMI connection that the other comparable monitor I was looking at didn't.
Sold my old back up Dell Alienware OptX for $185 so this upgrade will only end up costing me $400.
Whew....after two weeks, a lot of lost sleep, two different monitors and one return, buying and selling, I'm done. I've got full faith in Dell's exemplary customer service and warranty. Which gives me confidence in my final choice moving forward.
Deeper details about my monitor - HEREPic for submission