This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper portable PC such as the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Lenovo T420, or the HP ProBook 440 ($561.45).
Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Z30 (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (SSD and cheaper); or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD and higher rated).