How to Check Laptop Specification?

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Knowing your laptop’s specifications is vital. It is essential to know this before upgrading your system, especially. The specification for each device differs.

You might need specific information about your laptop; for example, you want to know its performance and reliability. When checking the specifications, you would have to focus on RAM, speed, motherboard, and video card amongst others.

Checking for your laptop’s specifications is not difficult. The following steps you would read would guide you on how to do this.

How to check for Windows Laptop’s Specifications

The simple way of checking is to click on the “Start” icon. Type in “System Specifications” in the “search programs and files.” Select “system summary” to get detailed information about your laptop.


  • After switching on your computer, click on the “My Computer” icon on the desktop of your laptop or check for it on the “Start” menu.
  • Click on “properties” which you will find at the bottom. Some specifications will pop-up. Select the “General”
  • At the top find “System.” Here you will see what operating system is on your system and its version
  • At the “Computer Session” you will get details about what processor your laptop processes, the memory in bytes (megabytes or gigabytes). In the processor details, you will see the processor’s name first and then the speed follows. You identify the speed rate by the GHz. It is usually measured in GHz.
  • Another thing to look out for is the hard drive. If you want to know the amount of hard drive space on your laptop, click on “My Computer” and select the “Hard-Drive” icon.
  • Also, you can check for properties where you can check for “Capacity”. Find how many gigabytes the system has and how much space is left. You can see space on the graph. Also, how much space you have used and how much you have left.

For Macbook O5 X

From your Apple Menu, Click on “About this Mac” and read through the specifications of your Macbook.

Find information on graphics unit, processor, the “Hardware” icon. You get to see detailed info about the hardware of your system

Check the System report. This will take you to the System Report window.

Device Manager

Another way to check for specifications on your system is by using the Device Manager.

If you want well-detailed information about the hardware on your laptop, the device manager is an excellent way to go. It gives you the kind of propriety hardware your computer uses.

To make use of this means, you have to;

  • You can click on the “Start” icon on your laptop screen
  • There would be a pop-up on the left side of your screen. Click on “Device Manager” or any icon indicating the device.
  • Check through the various hardware categories on your system and decide the one you want to open. For example, if you want to know more about your computer’s processor, select the processor and check through all the information—the same thing with the other properties.
  • Click the “expand” option you will find on the left-hand side of the “category.” The indented items below the category will appear.
  • Also, check through the list of hardware depending on your choice. Check the properties of the hardware. Be careful not to make the mistake of uninstalling anything without fully understanding how to. This can affect your system and stop it from working.
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