The HP mt40 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 across all notebook PCs of this type and age.
Across similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (£1,199.99) (SSD).