The HP Pro has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs 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.
This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this spec and age.
The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.
There are a number of alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch, the Toshiba Tecra A50, or the HP EliteBook 820 ($1,335.60).
Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 ($1,647.00) (SSD).