The lovely IT bloke at school retrieved my data from the old one and said he would put it on the new one for me.
So on Thursday I told him I'd bought a purple one.
"What's the spec?" he asked.
"You've missed the point," I said, "It's PURPLE!"
Yes, he laughed at me.
Anyway, apart from getting to grips with Windows 8.1 (wtf is going on?) and a touch pad, oh, and trying to work out how to import my music files to i-tunes, and how to uninstall all the crapware that seems to have attached itself to my laptop, I'm nearly back to normal.