i got mine from tesco
its an acer seems quite good was £299 i've had it just over a year and no complaints i'll be happy if i get another year out of it for that money + we have a decent desktop my g/fs dad had built which i use for music/video stuff
my mum buys her computer stuff from her local computer shop, its well expensive but as she says, they'l just sort it all out for her if theres a prob theres no helpdesks she just takes it in and they sort it + they give proper advice with no sales bullsh*t
and they do stuff like putting xp or whatever you want on i guess its like buying bikes, if you buy mail order its cheaper but lbs service/knowledge is way better.
2015 Kona Precept 27.5... Currently Retro-less