This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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 laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI GS60.
Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the 13 (SSD), or the 13 (SSD) both from Alienware which is also cheaper.