How to know the features or specifications of my laptop or notebook

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Thankfully there is a fairly effective program called Speccy which allows us to see in detail all the features of our laptop. It's a free program which has no advertising of any kind and above all is too light, which is ideal.

It's important know the specifications of the laptop for several reasons. One of the most important is in case you need to format your Windows. If you are familiar with their components, it is considerably easier to search for the latest drivers to install once your computer is formatted.



The other reason is for doubts that in the future you want to improve or diagnose problems with the computer hardware. So long as you need to know what specific hardware your laptop has to purchase new compatible components.

How to know the characteristics of my laptop

The first thing we need to do is download a program called Speccy which has a totally free version that will help us get to know all the features of our laptop in seconds.

Once you enter the web we mentioned above, you have to click on the green button that is on the right and it says » Download the latest  version »A pop-up window opens where you can see a button that says" Download now ".

We recommend that you do not click this button and simply click the link at the bottom of this window that says » No thanks, keep downloading Speccy «.

After that the program will start downloading. This shouldn't take too long as it weighs less than 7MB. Then in a few seconds you will have the program on your computer.



Once downloaded we proceed with the installation as if it were any other program. Once the installer is open, you can select its language from the top right corner, we recommend that you put it in Spanish.

How to know the specs of my laptop

After installing the program we proceed to run it. The interface is quite simple as Speccy's purpose is just to show all the specs of my laptop in so as not to complicate too much.

We can see on the left side each section of our computer with detailed information: operating system, CPU, RAM, motherboard, graphics, storage, optical drives, audio, peripherals and networking. At the same time we can see the summary where we see all components without much more information, as if it were the device manager.


A detail to keep in mind is that it also serves to have a vague idea of ​​the temperature of the computer components. This way you are informed if something is getting too hot which we need to pay close attention to, especially if our laptop has a good usage time.

As you can see, the program is extremely simple, light and not at all intrusive. Most importantly, it is quite useful as it has a large amount of information that can be used for a wide variety of situations, not just the ones listed above.


It is relatively easy to learn to know the features or specifications of my laptop or notebook. At the most, it may take a few minutes to download the program and this is perhaps the most complicated thing you will need to do to get all the information on your computer hardware.

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