This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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 other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the X552CL[pl_2093300_price], the X550CA[pl_2093290_price], or the X550CA[pl_2093524_price] all from Asus.
Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD).