This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar 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.
We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the X220, and the G500 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the HP Stream 11 (SSD) which is also cheaper.