Ans. 1) We do not recommend laptops just on the basis of brand or price, we also need to know the usage and requirement of the user before recommending one.
2). No SSD is not important in a laptop. SSD is Solid State Drive. is a storage device just like a Hard Disk (HDD) though it contains no actual "disk" of any kind, nor motors to "drive" the disks, it is a data storage device using integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data.
SSD are better in performance than HDD but they also cost a lot.
images will show you the difference.