well im glad your gettin to return it and not take to big of a hit, but you have to understand...than in that one month your laptop was outdated, first off you didnt get top of the line e1705, you got the mid range. ppl are only going to pay what they sell for, not what you paid. its not a house or a nice car, it does hold its value. if you bought the nicest gaming laptop for 5 grand..like the mALX in about 5 to 6 months its gunna be out dated cause of vista will be running better and probably have sli'd 8800's. and you could probably only sell your mALX for about 3000 grand.