Like Panbiker, I can't agree with that Stanley. I think we're having different interpretations of the word `modest' here. I would regard Pluggy's `£450-ish' as modest after most of the laptops I saw in my web search yesterday were over £500 and many were over £1000. Also, look at Samsung smartphones versus Apple.
LATER...after another search. How does this HP look from eBuyer? LINK
HP 250 G7 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD, No-DVD, Intel HD, WIFI, Windows 10 Home
£ 449.97 inc next day delivery.
I don't have any experience of eBuyer.