When buying a used MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or any other Mac, you should make sure to check its processor configuration. Since each Mac model comes with different CPU configurations, checking the CPU configuration will ensure that you won’t be cheated out of your hard-earned money. So if you’re looking for a used Mac or just don’t trust the seller, here’s how you can check the Mac’s CPU configuration to make sure you’re getting the right product.

Check your Mac’s CPU configuration

Apple has made it easier to check the processor configuration of Macs. Since you’re not supposed to open the Mac to see its internal components, you can do all of this using the software. Here are the steps:

1. First, click the Apple menu in the upper left corner, then click “About This Mac”.

2. Here in the “Overview menu” you can see the CPU configuration along with other information including graphics card, serial number, memory, etc.

3. If you want a detailed report, click on the “System report” button.

4. Here you will get a detailed report of the processor powering the Mac. You can find the processor name, number of cores, L2 and L3 cache, and more.

Based on the reports, you can decide whether you are buying the right Mac or not and save yourself from fraud.

Find out the CPU configuration of any Mac

This is how you can find your Mac’s CPU configuration. Mac also be sure to check the battery cycle status of the Mac you are planning to buy. This way you can find a better estimate of the price you need to pay.

If you find the right deal and buy the laptop, remember to factory reset the Mac and do a clean install of macOS to remove the old problem. That’s it for this article. If you have any questions, drop them in the comments below and we’ll help you out.