Computer specifications

In this lesson, we will learn how to evaluate a computer based on its specifications. We will discover the factors that limit a CPU's performance: clock speed, cache, and the number of cores. The end of this lesson will involve us choosing the right computer for a given task.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Ifram wants to store his Python projects on a portable device that he can take with him to work and school. What of the following storage devices would be best for Ifram?

1/3

Q2.Cloud computing is a way to store and access files using which technology?

2/3

Q3.Where do files go when we store them on the cloud?

3/3

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Ifram wants to store his Python projects on a portable device that he can take with him to work and school. What of the following storage devices would be best for Ifram?

1/3

Q2.Cloud computing is a way to store and access files using which technology?

2/3

Q3.Where do files go when we store them on the cloud?

3/3

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Quiz:

Computer specifications

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which of these is not a factor that impacts a CPU's performance?

1/3

Q2.If my processor is an octo-core chip, how many cores does it have?

2/3

Q3.What is the extra cost required to run multiple CPU cores called?

3/3

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Quiz:

Computer specifications

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which of these is not a factor that impacts a CPU's performance?

1/3

Q2.If my processor is an octo-core chip, how many cores does it have?

2/3

Q3.What is the extra cost required to run multiple CPU cores called?

3/3

Lesson summary: Computer specifications

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