Choosing a storage option while buying a new laptop isn't what it once used to be. Even in laptops sold as recently as six years ago, the capacity was all that the buyer had to choose.
Today, it's more than just capacity; the type of storage also matters. Laptops (and desktops, for that matter) ship with a choice of a hard disk drive (HDD), a solid-state drive (SSD), or a solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD). Let's examine the three: