Computer problem

I don’t know if I have been out of luck lately, or computers simply aren’t what they used to be (and probably never were). But it seems like I’m unable to find a computer that actually works!
Some time ago I bought a portable computer. Some computer repairman has seen it more than me, and it’s still not working as it should. The repairs have made it work a little better (from “not at all” to “somewhat”), but it’s still a piece of crap. Don’t ever buy computers marked “Vega+”. Nothing good will come from that!
I mostly use a stationary computer (portable is fine, but I like to have a permanent computer corner and keep the rest of the place a computer-free area). So I have now bought a new computer to take over for my very old and slow one. Or at least I tried to. After three days of setting the new computer up, and installing a lot of programs, the hard disk (hard drive) died.
Sometimes I really hate computers! 🙁