If you want to deal with the hassle, then you can sell it yourself.
Just practice, practice, practice. Download a book from http://www.gutenberg.org/, and type it.
Not only is it okay to correct someone posting that kind of information, it's absolutely the right thing to do. It could get someone killed.
Try to come up with some minimalist deco. That way the emptiness looks deliberate.
Toshiba and Asus have great track records. I've been leaning more towards Toshiba while shopping for my new laptop, since Asus hasn't been shipping any descent AMD laptops.