Don't take this wrong, no offence intended.
You get what you pay for. You could return it and buy a different computer, or you could upgrade it yourself. If you're a student, you can pick up a copy of Home Premium or Professional for $30.
My point is, you are asking a question that nobody but yourself can answer. Personally, I could not survive with the Starter, but each user has different needs.
Sorry I can't be of more help,