How To Check and Validate Hardware Specifications of Windows and Android Devices

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Rather than relying on a label telling you what you have inside a computer, it's pretty easy to check the specifications of your device in a few steps.

In Windows 10, right click the Windows logo on the taskbar and select "System" from the pop-up menu, you get information about the device name, processor type, installed memory alongside other details.

In Android, go to Settings, tap “System” and “About Phone” depending on your device model, you get information about the system software, battery and other specifications.

If you need more than general information about the processor and other hardware components, one of the best options is to use this free and handy tool CPU-Z. Available in Windows and Android, it shows in-depth information of nearly all important parts of your hardware and allows you to validate the authenticity of the specification by submitting it to a database.

In a short while after the submission, you get a validation URL showing all information of a device; for example, this is for a Samsung Galaxy S8 and a Windows 10 device. Among useful pieces of information, the validation of the latter detects that the microcode installed on the Intel processor has been patched against Spectre vulnerability.

Give this tool a spin and you might be surprised that so much information is available about your device.

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