The Aspire R3-431T has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
The best storage medium across similar types of portable PC is SSD.
Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2404650_price] (SSD).