This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 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.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Asus N56VZ[plb_1534451_price] which has better reviews.
If the storage medium of this many processor core laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Asus U500VZ[plb_2377740_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.