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Project work#

Now that you've learned about the CPU, here's your first project: discover and write about your current system's CPU make and model, speed, and cores, then write about it.


On Windows 10/11, then is relatively easy to do. For project you're expected to do the research yourself, but here are some hints that you can search for:

  1. I got excellent results when searching Google for, how to check cpu model on windows
  2. Task Manager shows your CPU information
  3. So does the "System Information" application in the Control Panel


On macOS this task is trivial. Use the Apple logo and select "About this mac". Here's my MacBook Pro:

"About this mac"

"About this mac"


This could be a bit more involved, or even easier than the above Windows and macOS processes. It depends on the Linux distribution you're running. You'll have to research this, but here are some tips from inside of a terminal:

  1. lscpu
  2. cat /proc/cpuinfo

Your writing task#

Now publish a small article to your Medium blog. Tell us the following:


If you're using a Mac, you'll notice I edited out the serial number of my Mac. I'm not sure if exposing this is a risk, but it feels like it could be. Please make sure you're not publishing information into the public domain, via your Medium account or otherwise, that could identify you or put you at any risk.

  1. The make and model of your laptop or PC (if applicable)
  2. The make and model of your CPU
    1. i.e. Intel and i7
  3. What the clock speed is, i.e. 3.2Ghz
  4. What the core count is, i.e. quad core (4)

Include a screenshot of the system or method you used to discover the information. Bonus points if you also explain how you got all the information.