Wow, if this was my machine I'd be really REALLY hacked off. Just setting up a new MBP for one of our users and there are 6 dead pixels. 5 around the centre of the install splash screen and one where the time/date will be. I must admit I've returned a few MB/MBP's with this problem lately - I've even had them on my own machines! I know it's just the luck of the drawer sometimes but it makes me question Apple's or the panel supplier's QC.