This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p.
If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Latitude 12 E7240 (SSD), or the 13 (SSD) both from DELL which is also higher rated.