Fast line is a variation of the normal line style that considerably improves performance by reducing the time it takes to draw the line. The increased speed comes at the cost of not displaying the plot points in the line and you can't display labels (among other things done behind the scenes). With fast line you can also turn off antialiasing. Common uses for a fast line might be a systems performance monitor that shows a chart in real time. Or possibly a chart that displays thousands of data points in a single view (might show a trend over 10,000 years in a single view).