This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. 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.
There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price], the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2379963_price], or the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2505029_price] which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.