The Elite Slice has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most new medium processor core PCs. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
This computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Elite Slice.
Across comparable types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
Other SSD personal computers currently available that you might want to look at include the DELL 7040 ($836.94), or the Lenovo S500 SFF ($939.52) which is cheaper.