The warranty is 100 days, return within 30 days. http://dellrefurbished.ca/en_CA/page/FAQ/FAQ?t=Frequently+Asked+Questions#warranty
I'm sure the damage is inside, I can see some depth between the topmost layer of the screen and where the line is resting.
I guess my main concern is the spread over time. I understand that screens fail over time. Except for my old Laptop, screen 6+ years still going strong and I used it a lot for gaming, etc.
If it's dead pixels, will having this cause the failure faster, those dead pixel will grow/spread etc.? Sort of like a healthy body suddenly getting a virus and it's downhill from there.
If it's something physical, as long as I don't press on it, abuse the laptop, it won't get bigger?
Also if you guys don't mind another question according to HDTunePro the included HDD is in warning stage but Dell's own assistant(has a test suite) program says it's okay.
I did not expect a brand new laptop but my own laptop was a cheaper Acer i5 1st gen (with a, at the time, powerful dedicated GPU) and that lasted me over 6 years, only had to replace the HDD two times, not until recently it started to turn itself off randomly.
This refurb one is a 3rd gen and from the reviews it was an expensive and sturdy professional laptop, and I got it straight from a Dell refurb subsidiary. It's disappointing.
Edited by s3nr1, 22 August 2016 - 09:48 AM.