Kudos to my new best friends at Vistek for saving me from another Apple product afflicted with dead pixels.
I’d been making the rounds at my local resellers, interested in Apple’s Brilliant Savings promo. I wanted to make sure that my hard-earned corporate whoring dollars weren’t spent on a display that was less than perfect, but nobody would crack open a box for me, and only Vistek was willing to sell me a demo unit that I could examine beforehand.
Their offer was even better than that: Since they would have to order a new display from Apple to replace their demo anyway, they let me have a look at it so I could choose between the two. And sure enough, the new display had a dead pixel, just left of centre and about halfway down the screen. So the demo it was!
It’s great to beat the system. 😎