The M-1000Q has a built-in Quad Core CortexA7 processor (1.2GHz), 1GB DDR3, 8GB flash that supports up to 32GB, that ensures the best performance. A quad-core processor is a chip with four independent units called cores that read and execute CPU instructions such as add, move data, and branch. Within the chip, each core operates in conjunction with other circuits such as cache, memory management, and input/output ports. The individual cores in a quad-core processor can run multiple instructions at the same time, increasing the overall speed for programs compatible with parallel processing. Manufacturers typically integrate the cores onto a single semiconductor wafer, or onto multiple semiconductor wafers within a single integrated circuit package.