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I wanted some opinions on purchasing a zero dead pixel guarantee. I am planning on buying a laptop very soon and they offer a zero dead pixel policy for $60. It is basically a 30 day guarantee that your unit will arrive with zero dead pixels. I guess most manufacturer warranties state that they will only take back a unit if it has 5 or more dead pixels etc.

What I am purchasing is a 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) screen, and I am guessing it would be pretty hard to see a dead pixel if it were there. So this optional warranty seems like a rip off to me but I wanted more opinions.

So my question is. Is it worth 60 bucks to have a 30 day guarantee that my laptop will come without any dead pixels?
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I think you are going to get varying answers as people have had different experiences with their laptop purchases, but IMO I don't think it's worth it. You are referring to the Sager notebook right?

From everything I've heard they are pretty good about standing behind their products and have great build quality, so I wouldn't worry.

Just my 2 cents.
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I've had one dead pixel on my 24" since I bought it and it doesn't bother me at all. I don't even notice it.
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Originally Posted by Lysdexik View Post
I think you are going to get varying answers as people have had different experiences with their laptop purchases, but IMO I don't think it's worth it. You are referring to the Sager notebook right?

From everything I've heard they are pretty good about standing behind their products and have great build quality, so I wouldn't worry.

Just my 2 cents.

Yes, I am talking about Sager.
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Personal preference. I had a forever stuck green pixel on my 22" monitor and it drove me crazy for the first few months, and I tried everything to fix it. Then I became accustomed to it and dont really notice it except against dark colors.
Sager obviously doesnt make the displays, they just buy them and put them in, but they are quality screens and I've never read about anyone getting dead pixels on their new sandybridge machines, so chances are pretty low.

Plus if you did get one, or a few, for $100 you can replace the screen, and sell the old one to recoup half of that.
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