About 3 weeks ago I bought a new Mac directly from Apple online. So far I love the thing, its my first Mac, But a few days ago I began to notice something on the screen. In the lower right hand corner of my screen what looked like dust, I found a few dead pixels. I felt it was ignorable for being in a relatively obscure part of the screen. However, every day it appears to be slowly spreading. It's never been dropped and the machine has only seen light use so far. At first when I noticed it there may have been 10-15, today there must be atleast 50 dead ones. Theres a small blob of them with a straight line extending almost to the edge of the screen. I called Apple and they said the only thing I can do is take it into an Apple store to have them check it. Reasonable, however the closest Apple store is over 4 hours away; or, I could buy their extended care plan for an extra $250, then they'll send me a box for shipping it to them for replacement. I'm not sure I can afford an extra $250 to repair my brand new laptop I just spent $1500 on. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do? Is my only option really to take it to them? I would have thought the 90 day parts / labour warrenty would support shipping it to them (Sony's did for my last laptop), but I guess it doesnt?