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?
Ok..this one starts off with a very bitter experience I had while buying the HP laptop.
I went to one of the stores and got myself a sleek dv2122tu. I had done quite some research and I had made up my mind to buy this one. I knew that dead pixels are a problem with TFT screens and I also knew that upto 3-4 dead pixels were acceptable globally. However, in the excitement I didnt bother to check the laptop before I bought it.
I came home, all excited and switched on the notebook, just to find a dead pixel right in the center of the screen. DAMN!!!!!! Apparently, the dead pixels look more prominent in the Bright View screens than the older ones. And since I knew where the dead pixel was, i could see only that, no matter what work i was doing in the notebook.
With very less hope I called the HP service center. Though one dead pixel should be acceptable, who would want a brand new notebook with a dead pixel!!!! The HP folks asked me to get the laptop to their service center so that they could have a look. I went there and i got a response that was expected "Sir, one dead pixel is acceptable globally and it is mentioned in the HP Advisory". I said "See, globally there is a 30 days return policy for any electronic item you buy, and there are no questions asked while returning. In India, there is no 30 days return policy. So I expect you do do something about this". The HP guy had no answers now. He went and spoke to his boss and agreed to change the LCD panel. Huh..sigh of relief...
The notebook is still lying in the HP service center, and i will get it within 2 days. I should say it was good to have chosen HP. I think it was good of them to have agreed to change the LCD panel.