I don't see it listed anywhere how many dead/stuck pixels they allow for out of the box before they offer a replacement panel. That's the one main downside I could see to getting this panel with those specs at $400 vs some other equivalent (Acer XF270HU for example) for around $500. Sometimes the more "unknown" brands will be using the panels from the same factories as the more expensive models, and will be using the ones with a dead pixel or two that didn't pass for the more expensive monitors. Which is fine, of course, as long as the dead/stuck pixel policy is stated up front.
On the drop page, it just says: "If any malfunctions occur, it’s backed by a three-year limited manufacturer’s warranty, too."
BUT, on their website, they have the following listed, although I'm not 100% sure if it applies to this monitor in particular or to another model:
" • Having up to 3 Bright, 3 Colored (Stuck), or 5 Dark Pixel anomalies is considered normal and the monitor is not defective. Warranty serviced monitors and RMA replacement parts may still consist of these allowed pixel anomalies. Monitor is defective if it contains MORE than the above stated allowed pixel anomalies. "
5 dead pixels would be a lot for me, or 3 colored/bright/stuck pixels. My 27" 1440p has one stuck blue pixel right now, and while I don't notice on bright screens, I see it every time there's a dark screen, especially in low-light movie scenes. So, I really feel that the dead pixel policy should be clear up front, whether they're allowing for no dead/stuck pixels, or 5, or whatever. It may not bother some folks, but having it stated up front would save a lot of headache for those who it would bother, and for people handling returns/support.