Buying a Computer

Buy your own computer

Do you know anyone who doesn't have a computer, is without internet access or needs help developing their computer skills? They can buy their own computer inclusive of everything they need to get started and go online for as little as £99 from Get Online @ Home backed by Microsoft. Comes with a guarantee.  

Who is behind Get Online @ Home?

  • Get Online @ Home is an initiative from Microsoft and its partners to provide low cost refurbished desktop and laptop computers to support the Go ON UK digital inclusion programme.
  • Microsoft has built the website and hosts it on the Windows Azure cloud platform.
  • Microsoft partners provide the low cost refurbished desktop and laptop computers that are at the heart of this offering and all orders shall be placed with, and all queries in relation to a particular order shall in each case be made to, the relevant Microsoft partner. Prices start at £99 and £125 for a one year warranty inclusive of everything you need to get started and go online!
  • Microsoft and our broadband price-comparison provider, Simplifydigital, aim to give you a wide choice of internet service suppliers to choose from for your connection to the Internet.
  • For media enquiries only, please call Jessica Bondy on 07812 082 138.

Once you have your computer, how do you learn to get the internet on it or develop your computer skills?

  • Learn how to get online at home by going to the Learn My Way website:  CLICK HERE to access it. You would have to register first. The website also offers you contact with humans who can help you if you need it. See the little video below about getting online by Learn My Way.
  • Learning Computer Skills Video

  • Alternatively, there are organisations within your community that offer courses and advice on using computers if you need help. You can do this online: CLICK HERE. If you live in the UK you can also try contacting your local Age UK, Age UK London, your local library or Adult Education Service using the details below to find out what is available.

Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Education Service

MacBeth Street, London W6 9JJ

Telephone: 0845 839 7912


Kensington & Chelsea Adult Education Service

Hortensia Road, London SW10 0QS

Telephone: 020 7573 3600


Westminster Adult Education Service

Lisson Grove, London NW8 8LW

Telephone: 020 7297 7297