It's the center, but more up-top. It bothers me when I watch widescreen movies because it's sticks out so much with the dark black letterboxes, but other than that it doesn't bother me, but I just bought this a few days ago. I have a 6 MONTH RETURN POLICY, so that is very nice, but I wonder is 1 dead pixel on a budget laptop going to fly with them as legit return? People say that dead pixels are all too common, but are they, right out of the box? Is this a sign that my screen is going to get worse, quicker? I wonder if I return it will I get one that might have a dead pixel, but maybe in a worse place, or what if the new laptop has more than 1 dead pixel. Is that not very likely?