How to check your laptop specs: What make and model do you have?

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Most of the time, you're happy to just open up your laptop and get on with using it. But there are occasionally times when you need to know its specs. 

Specifications are the technical details of your laptop's hardware components, such as the processor, memory, storage and graphics card. These not only provide insight into its capabilities but also help you make informed decisions about upgrades, troubleshooting and future purchases.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.