Speccy makes it easy for anyone, especially a computer technician, to view the specifications of a computer in detail. Different is the case with the built-in feature of Windows that displays system information in a report format that impressed for what it is, Speccy presents the information in such a way that it becomes more comfortable to read and easy to digest.
File Name : Speccy
Requirements : Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows XP
Versions : 1.32.740
Publisher : https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy
Size : 6.56 Mb
In terms of features, the difference lies in auto update feature that can only be found on the professional version, while the rest is no more than just after-sales service in the form of premium support.
Features and Usability Speccy
The appearance of the Speccy consists of only two panels. The first Panel displays the name of the hardware, while the second panel presents information for each hardware. The background is a bit dark with the color of the text that is different to facilitate the user in tracing the system information collected by Speccy.
In addition in terms of appearance, other factors that make the Speccy is superior than features System Information belongs to the Windows is the depth of information that also includes the temperature and the health status of the hardware. In this case the user can see the temperature of CPU, motherboard and hard drive. By default the temperature is expressed in Celsius but can be converted to Fahrenheit if necessary. Special to the hard drive, there is also information about the status of his health.
The temperature of the hardware can also be displayed in the system tray. This feature needs to be enabled first via the Options menu where the user can select the hardware components to display the temperature. After this feature is enabled it will appear a small icon with a number indicating the temperature of the hardware in the area of the system tray.
Other features that would need to be enabled is the Display metrics in tray tooltip. This feature serves to display the temperature of the motherboard, the CPU and hard drive when the mouse arrow is directed and placed on the icon of the temperature in the system tray. Another solution that can be taken is to install Core Temp to display the temperature of the CPU and set It to display the temperature of the motherboard or the hard drive. Thus the user can see the temperature of the two components of the hardware at once directly in the system tray.
Last feature is a feature to save the system information that have been collected by Speccy. Such information can be directly printed or saved in a format .txt or .xml.
In addition, there is also the option to Publish a Snapshot to publish information online in the form of a web page that can be accessed by anyone who knows its URL. This option allows the user to share the specifications a computer with the other party only by notifying the URL of the web page created by Speccy.
If the review of the displayed information, other similar software that is also free like HWiINFO able to present more detailed information than Speccy. However, the advantages of Speccy that is hard to match is the design of the user interface which make the information more easy to be traced.