Fortunately for me I took some of my money when I had 2 part time jobs and replaced the hard drive in the HP laptop that sploded last year, necessitating my acquiring the Alienware. (The school would give me a loan for a $1000 laptop, but not one for a $80 hdd). It is a crappy HP, though. Low RAM, poor graphics card, slow processor. And in spite of thinking it was just my hdd that was the problem, apparently there are others because it is massively unstable. It also has power issues. If I unplug it when it doesn't want to be unplugged it refuses to recognize the power is reconnected until it is good and ready to. Which could be a few seconds, could be a few days. Also has the typical HP overheating problem. Right now it is propped up on a few books. Cause I am not going to buy a cooling pad. If I had that kind of money my Alienware would be in the shop.
At least I have something for now. I also have a crappy Cricket android phone, so is nothing else I will have that microscopic screen and keyboard to use.
Still sucks. Still makes me want to cry. And scream. And throw a major temper tantrum.
And, since I am still in the contest, here is another linky link to the Douglas Adams Video Thingy. Might as well get something good out of this.