Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

specSometimes abbreviated as a spec, a specification is descriptive information about hardware or software products. For example, the technical specifications of a printer may list the printer's size dimensions, ink, acceptable paper, etc.

How do I understand the specs?

Often the words and terms used in the specifications can be difficult for most users not familiar with computers to understand. The easiest method of determining the meanings behind these terms is to perform a search on the word that confuses you.

For example, you could use the search on the top and bottom of all of our pages to search for "GHz" and be directed to our GHz page and learn about this abbreviation being related to a computer processors speed.

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