So it took me a few minutes to realize this when I opened by Macbook, but it was too much excitement to make a big difference or going back to the Apple store to deal with it. I'm going to go the 5th avenue store tonight and see what they can do. What is the procedure over a dead pixel? It is highly annoying and just unacceptable. Everytime this portion of the screen becomes dark it is painfully noticable as well. On startup, dark scenes, etc.