This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.
Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B, or the DELL Inspiron 15.
If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Asus U500VZ (SSD) which is also higher rated.