How to check your laptop specifications

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We show you how to check your laptop specifications in this post. When it comes to mobile vs desktop traffic, a study by Statcounter found that 50.48% of web traffic comes from mobile devices. Meanwhile, desktop devices (laptops inclusive) account for 46.51% of the total web traffic (Source: BroadBand Search). Tablets contribute the least amount of traffic at 3%.

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A laptop, laptop computer, or notebook computer is a small, portable personal computer (PC) with a screen and alphanumeric keyboard. Laptops usually have a clamshell form factor with the screen mounted on the inside of the upper lid and the keyboard on the inside of the lower lid. Although 2-in-1 PCs with a detachable keyboard are many times marketed as laptops or as having a laptop mode. Laptops are folded shut for transportation, and thus are suitable for mobile use.

a) How to check your laptop specifications on windows

Through Windows 10 Settings, you can check the basic specs of a Windows 10 or 8 computer.

You can click Start -> Settings -> System -> About, to check the computer and Windows 10 system specifications.

Under Device specifications, you can find device name, processor, RAM, device ID, product ID, system type, pen, and touch.

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b) How to check your laptop specifications on a MacBook

You can view information about your Macbook, including the model name, the macOS version you’re using, and more.

  1. To open About This Mac, choose the Apple menu > About This Macbook.
  2. Click any of the following:
    • Overview: View the specification information about your Mac.
    • Displays: Get information about displays connected to your Macbook.
    • Storage: View how much of your storage device is being used and the types of information stored. See available storage space.
    • Memory: View the amount of memory installed on your Macbook and how many memory slots you have available for a memory upgrade. (There might not be a Memory pane; it depends on the model of your Macbook.)
    • Support: Check the service, support, and repair options for your Macbook.
    • Resources: Get access to support resources for macOS software and Mac hardware.
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c) How to check your laptop specification on ubuntu

On Ubuntu, you can find any information about the CPU of your computer with the dmidecode command as follows:

$ sudo dmidecode -t4 | less

You will see the CPU information (laptop specifications).

What you should be checking for in your laptop’s specifications

a) Processor – The brains of the laptop, the better the processor, the faster your computer will run. For a dependable laptop, an Intel i3 is fine, but an i5 will guarantee good speeds. Laptops with i7 chips cost a lot more and are more suited to those running design software.

b) Graphics card – An additional graphics card is used for things like image editing. If you only need to browse the web, email and stream video, you can live without an advanced graphics card.

c) Screen – The size and resolution of the screen will have a big impact on your experience. It’s best not to go smaller than a 13-inch screen, though you can live without 4K displays unless you’re a professional designer or photo editor. 

d) RAM – Used for juggling multiple applications at once. More RAM can give you a speed boost. These days, 8GB RAM is the minimum to aim for. 16GB or 32GB is only needed for high-end machines.

e) Storage Space – The amount of space you can use to store your files. It’s best not to accept less than 256GB for a solid-state drive (SSD, which helps laptops run faster), or less than 1TB for a traditional hard drive.

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