The Asus U500VZ has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.
An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the X3 Plus[pl_2441342_price], and the X3 Plus[pl_2441342_price] both from AORUS or the Asus EeeBook X205TA[plb_2579402_price] is also worth considering.