getting a used Macbook Pro : what to check & its # of battery cycles

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I'm checking out a used Macbook Pro 15",  768GB flash storage, i7.

Q1:
how do I verify it's an i7  &  the storage is an SSD/flash (not HDD)?

Q2:
There's BatteryInfoView  for Windows which can view how many times
a battery has been used.  Is there a similar freeware for Macbook Pro
running on OSX (think it's the 2nd latest version)?

Q3:
Guess I have to look for scratches/dents on the screen & if its Wifi
works.  Anything else?
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this should help for the battery :  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201585

system info :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtd5k4lnWDM
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Commented:
Q1

Main menu bar -> Apple logo -> About this Mac -> Storage

It will show: 768 GB Flash Storage

Ask vendor for a screenshot.

Q3

Main menu bar -> Apple logo -> About this Mac

Check 'MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch ...)' model and search for known issues, ask vendor if any repairs have been done.
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Get the serial number before purchase, and then check the stolen equipment web sites to see if it's known to be stolen.

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