The EliteBook 850 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most laptops of a comparable type and age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 850.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.
We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2367862_price], and the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2367862_price] both from DELL or the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2363547_price] is also worth considering.
If the storage medium of this HP notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price] (SSD).