So what is this problem that we are dealing with? It's called budget or value or cheap or crappy personal computers (PCs). They can be found at most major outlets; big names might include e-machines http://buchha.com/index.php?p=blogs/viewstory/79297, gateway http://www.youknack.com/members/home, even HP. Generally they are sold without a monitor http://mukaka.com/new/blogs/11410/325607/red-bottom-shoes-variable-system, mouse or keyboard and if you open up the box you'll see a lot of generic hardware that is obscured with the manufacturers SKUS making it impossible to tell what any of it really is. These machines suck; they can hardly run windows by itself let alone any other applications. They'll work for a few months but as soon as you've got a dozen programs installed and a browser or two running they'll slow to a crawl and your life will become miserable.
What can you do about this? Well you need to not be so lazy and decide what exactly you want a computer for anyway. Amazingly, this small step can save you hundreds of dollars. For example if you decide that you'll only be using a computer for browsing online and simple word processing - you don't need a dedicated graphics card as an integrated motherboard GPU will be just fine. You've saved yourself $75 to $150 right there http://pjeshka.com/index.php?p=blogs/viewstory/572401, just by making a decision. However http://www.4006203688.com/plus/view.php?aid=234745, what if you think in the future you might want to do some video editing but you don't have the money to spend right now? The point is planning goes along way.
After you've figured out what you want you'll need to decide what components to buy http://www.imastar.biz/signup/user/seac2lq8h1cp/blogs, now there are a large number of components to consider and is slightly out of the scope of this stream of conscious thought but you can find detailed information about everything in a computer and how you should go about making decisions on what you need at After you've decided what you want to buy you're going to have to do some shopping around. I think this is where the lazy sets in for most people (myself included) http://www.vir2all.com.br/book/members/home, but there are a lot of great resources on the internet. Fortunately I've already compiled a list of them at />
So hopefully by now you've figured out what you want and why you want it. There's no reason to be angry anymore. Stores like Best Buy and Fry's have always been able to do well by depending on consumer ignorance and the fact that people like to have immediate gratification. Fortunately