I know that sometimes dead pixels are expected in some delivered monitors, but the amount I got from my first two monitors were ridiculous, and right in the middle of the screen. Now that I have my 3rd monitor out of this, I finally can see how the screen should have looked from the first delivery.
I love this screen, and the 144Hz at 2560 x 1440p is the best. I absolutely love this monitor, I just wish I didn't have to go through replacements through Amazon so many times. I'd say that if you're planning on getting this monitor, and you get any pixel DOA, definitely stick through the pain and get this screen replaced; super happy with it now. I will say Amazon should have some sort of label for their electronics/fragile items which may have prevented this issue from the start.