So last week I made the plunge and bought myself a nice new 15" MacBook Pro. Sold my iMac for reasonably more than I had expected and felt pretty good about the situation. I mainly use Macs for two very important reasons, design, and their incredible resale value when moving on to the bigger and better (not to mention a million other less important reasons that make it all the more worth it). Fact of the matter is the new MacBook Pro shows and I am nothing less than satisfied for about 5 minutes until I realize that I have myself a red dead pixel in the middle of the screen. Although it is absolutely tiny and not something I would normally pay much attention to, the fact that I know it is there continuously draws my eye around the screen looking for it until I spot it (so I have a little OCD). edit: My two reasons apply here: 1. Design - Pain in the ass to have one pixel off when doing designs that are crucially important and need to work around it (I know its just 1 pixel) 2. Resale - Can't advertise this MacBook Pro as perfect considering that it is not. I am very meticulous about my computer so that I can get the maximum resale for them when that time comes. 1 dead pixel takes away from that value. My first thought as most would be is to take it to the Apple Store and have it fixed. I setup a Genius Bar appointment for the weekend and head in only to hear "Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do as it is only 1 pixel and needs to be more than that to constitute a replacement." So basically what I am hearing is that I just spent over $2500 for a less than perfect product but there really is nothing I can do about it. I can certainly understand this rationale on a MacBook or an iMac but Apple's "PROFESSIONAL" grade computer allowed to be shipped and left in less than perfect condition is probably not a great way to go about things. Called AppleCare and they redirected me to go to a Genius Bar. Fed up for the day I decided I would call back in the morning with a clear head on the situation. Just wondering what everyone here thinks is the best method of getting this squared away. The guy at the Genius Bar said that I could always return the computer for a 10% or $250 restocking fee and get a new one? I mean seriously? I just spent $2500 why would I want to spend another $250 to get what I should have gotten in the first place? Sorry for the long rant, just have a slightly hot head on the issue.