This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar spec and 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 all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the DELL Inspiron 17 5749, and the HP EliteBook 840 ($1,121.48) or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Lenovo Z500 are also worth considering.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD), or the Lenovo L450 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.