Well, at least nowadays laptops are no longer a giant financial investment. Here in the US, you can get a good-enough laptop for about $350 or so. According to a currency converter I found, that's about 226 pounds.
That's true. Just did a bit of online Christmas shopping the other day. My girlfriend and I a set of matching promise rings. My mom a Sega Genesis with 4 Sonic games. She loves the classic style Sonic games.