HP Compaq Presario B1801TU

HP Compaq B1800 Series
MFR’s Description: * Gorgeously sleek, stylishly designed to fit your trendy mobile lifestyle.
* Exceptionally powerful and smart to match your mobile lifestyle. Equipped with Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, the latest processor, integrated optical drive and optional extended battery.
* Incredibly lightweight from 1.59kg light and 2.56cm thin. It slips perfectly into your slingbag or hand luggage without any adding much weight.
* Be impressed and enjoy wider viewing angle with 12.1″ widescreen enhanced by BrightView technology.

Reviews at the bottom of the page.

The B1800 series was launched in October 2005. For information about the B1800 series, please refer to this page at HP.com (Australia).

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company Website:HP.com
Model Name:Compaq Presario B1801TU (EG002PA)
Product Page:HP.com(Aus)
Type:Ultraportable Laptop/Notebook
Introduced:October 2005
Cost (MSRP/Street):@ $2300 USD
CPU and Memory
Processor Company:Intel
Processor Model:Pentium M 725A (1.6GHz – 400MHz FSB)
Pentium M 740 (1.73GHz – 533MHz FSB)
Pentium M 750 (1.86GHz – 533MHz FSB)
Pentium M 760 (2.0GHz – 533MHz FSB)
Celeron M 360 (1.4GHz – 1MB L2 400MHz FSB)
Celeron M 370 (1.5GHz – 1MB L2 400MHz FSB)
Processor Speed:Celeron M – 1.4GHz – 1.5GHz
Pentium M – 1.6GHz -> 2.0GHz
Bus Speed:400MHz (1.4GHz – 1.6GHz CPU) – 533MHz (1.73GHz CPU+)
Cache Size:Celeron M – 1MB, Pentium M – 2MB
Cache Type:L2
Memory Capacity:Upto 2GB (2 slots)
Memory Type:DDR SODIMMs
Memory Speed:533MHz
Shared Video:Yes, upto 128MB (if system has less than 512MB, then 64MB)
Systemboard Chipset:Intel 915 GM
Hard Drive Interface:ATA
Hard Drive Size:40-80GB (5400rpm), 60-80GB (4200rpm)
Optical Drive:DVD-ROM, DVD/CDRW, DVD Dual-Layer Burner
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset:Intel Exreme Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Screen Size:12.1″
Screen Type:TFT
Resolution:WXGA – 1280×800
Widescreen (Ratio):Yes
Video Out:Yes – VGA, S-Video
Video Memory:Up to 128MB
Battery, Dimensions, and Weight
Battery Type:Lithium-ion
Default Battery Size:4-Cell or 6-Cell
Mfr Estimated Runtime:
Weight:3.5 pounds
Height:1″ – 1.2″
Protection and Security
Fingerprint or Thumbprint:No
Harddrive Shock Protection:
Hardware Passwords:
Other:Kensington Security Lock
Networking and I/O Ports
Wireless:Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 802.11b/g
Ethernet:Integrated 10/100
Input:2-way scrolling touchpad, with 101-key keyboard
USB Ports:3x USB 2.0
Firewire (IEEE1394):1x IEEE1394
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:
Audio:AC97 Audio
PC Card Slots:1 Type I/II PC Card Slot
Flash Memory Card:Integrated 4-in-1 – SD/SDIO, Memory Stick/Pro, MMC
Port Replicator:
Headphone and Microphone:1x Headphone, 1x Micropohne, SPDIF (adapter through Headphone out)
Software and Warranty
Installed OS:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Included Software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, InterVideo WinDVD Player, iTunes, Microsoft Money (only certain markets), Microsoft Works (only certain markets), Sonic Digital Media Plus, Symantec Norton AntiVirus, Sun Java
Warranty:1 Year Limited Warranty (Parts/Labor)

Review Excerpts – Click on publication links below to read full reviews

CNET Asia – November 2005 – The newly launched Compaq Presario B1800 marks the beginning of a line by HP that offers full-featured lightweight notebooks at a budget price range. Stylishly designed, the Presario B1800 sports a brushed metal exterior that exudes class. Under the lid, a 12.1-inch WXGA screen provides an immersive experience for movie viewing.

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