Compaq Presario 1800
At a Glance
Like most Presarios, the 1800 sounds good, with healthy volume and more bass than the typical notebook. The generous 3.6-hour battery life will let you work in the backyard or on the couch all afternoon. Posting a PC WorldBench 2000 score of 151, the 1800 performed slightly better than the only other Pentium III-1000 Value laptop we've tested with Windows Millennium Edition--the WinBook J1, which earned a score of 147.