This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to 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.
Alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price], or the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2505029_price].
Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] (SSD and higher rated).