The HP EliteBook 820 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 820.
The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.
We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price], the Tecra Z40[pl_2277554_price], and the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price] all from Toshiba which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (SSD).