when i first got the laptop, i noticed the screen was almost too bright. now i've noticed the top of the screen is darker than the bottom, not significantly, but enough for me to notice on solid colored backgrounds and since i do a decent bit of graphic design its proving to be a bit of a problem since photos near the bottom of the screen are 2 to 3 shades lighter than those at the top, which also screws with the contrast. on backgrounds with really really thin stripes, the screen also appears to flicker.
i took it in to best buy (i have a performance plan) and the person there said they would replace the backlight/screen. they sent it out to hp, where it apparently passed all hardware tests and was sent back to the store for "video driver repair". i wasn't able to check the laptop before i left the store but when i got home, nothing was changed.
so, i'm faced with a bit of a dilemma. the screen makes it pretty much impossible to do anything graphics/photo related, and i have trouble getting true colors to show up (black looks washed out/grey but it could be glare) and its just really frustrating. its not a driver problem, since i tested it on linux and had the same problem. is it possible this could just be a design flaw, and its something i'm going to have to live with now, or should i bring it back to the store again? i'm afraid they'll just tell me the same thing again and i'm stuck with this laptop. granted, i probably should've returned it soon after i bought it and picked something else but now there's nothing i can do about it. ive checked all sorts of reviews online and haven't heard of anyone else having this sort of problem so i'm kind of at a loss.