The Asus R554LA has a better storage medium than most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. This laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an SSD storage medium. 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.
This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R554LA.
An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.
It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price], or the Lenovo Flex[plb_2754839_price].
If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the XPS 12[pl_2396801_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 12 7204[pl_2538584_price] (SSD) both from DELL or the Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA 11S[plb_1878749_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.