Then again.... maybe this is just QA.
Put in your malbug, send the laptops out in a high profile way... see what happens. Do they investigate? Do they even find what you did? That, in and of itself, could be valuable information, and possibly worth 5 laptops.
Though I do enjoy the double standard. Someone breaks into your systems, with evidence. Think the FBI is going to care unless they can be shown to have done massive damage or stolen real money?
Here someone does something that is, on its face, perfectly legal and straight up, but the suspicion of potential wrongdoing and the FBI are all over it. I am pretty sure that if someone sent me a free laptop and I called the FBI, they would just laugh at me.