How to Check My Laptop Model (Windows or Mac)

Some people are unaware of the laptop model they are using. If you are among those people, you might also want to know your laptop model. So, how can you check your laptop model?

To find the laptop model, you need to select the start button and type the “system information.” There you will find complete information about your laptop, including its model. Besides, many other methods are also available via which you can find the laptop model in Windows and Mac. 

You will learn more methods to locate the laptop model in this article. A fairly new laptop will be easier to find the model number, but an older laptop might be more challenging. In that case, try every method listed below.

How To Check the Laptop Model in Windows or Mac

How To Check Laptop Model in Windows

This method uses the command prompt, which seems challenging but it’s not. The following steps will guide you through the process.

  1. Open the windows search bar. To do so, hold down the window key + S key simultaneously 
  2. Type “CMD” and hit enter. 
  3. Click on the CMD icon to open it. 
  4. A new window will appear once you click on the command prompt. If you have never used the command prompt, you might get confused after seeing a new interface. Well, do not worry as it will not damage your system. Just follow the remaining points to find the laptop model. 
  5. Type “wmic csproduct get name” in CMD and press enter. Make sure you spell it right to get the correct result on CMD. Misspelling it might not give you the outcome you are looking for. 
  6. After pressing enter, you will notice the laptop model name.

How To Check Laptop Model in Mac

If you are a macOS user, you will find it a lot easier to locate the laptop model. 

As compared to Windows, finding the laptop model in MacOS is easier. Follow the given steps to find the laptop model in MacOS. 

  1. Select the Apple logo at the top left side of the side of the screen. 
  2. Click the “About This Mac” option.

  3. In the “Overview” section, you will see a screen displaying the laptop model.

Alternative Methods To Check the Laptop Model in Windows?

Find the laptop model on a Windows computer can be a bit more tricky so we provided a few alternative methods. There are a number of ways to check your Windows laptop model and we have provided the different methods here. We recommend starting with the first method listed and moving to the next method if you have trouble finding your laptop model with the current method you use.

Using System Settings

The system settings can also help you know about the model of your laptop. To know the laptop model using system settings, follow the steps. 

  1. Open the Windows Search Bar and type “settings”.
  2. Click on “settings” and then click on “System”.
  3. Click on the “About” section on the left hand panel.
  4. Here you will find a section with your laptop’s model and additional laptop specs.
  5. From there, you can explore the system information. Some brands show the device name as the laptop model, so be careful with that. Double check by researching the name online.

Check the Laptop’s Exterior

If you examine the outside of a laptop, you will often find its model displayed on or near the keyboard. The model number may also appear on the hinges of the screen. 

Check underneath the laptop as well. Before you do this, make sure your laptop is turned off, and your adapter is unplugged. When a laptop is running, flipping it over may damage internal components. 

There might be white stickers or labels under the laptop that indicate its model. Laptop model numbers are usually the most prominent text on these stickers, which typically have a jargon of information. 

Remove the battery from the laptop and check the battery compartment if you have an older laptop. Avoid touching any connectors on the battery when doing this. 

It is possible that no information is available or that the text has worn off the stickers due to wear and age. There’s no need to worry; you can use the next methods to get the desired information. 

Using PowerShell

PowerShell is an effective method to find the laptop model. Similar to the command prompt method, this one is also quite simple. If you do not know about Windows PowerShell, do not worry; follow the given steps.

  1. Press the Windows Key and X simultaneously. 
  2. Press the Windows PowerShell. 
  3. Once you click the Windows PowerShell, you will notice a new window popup. 
  4. Type “Get-ComputerInfo.” Make sure to type the correct spelling of “Get-ComputerInfo” to attain the correct outcome. 
  5. There, you will find the laptop model name. However, if you do not notice the required information even using PowerShell, you can use other methods.

Using System Information

Whether you are using Windows 7, or 10, this method will work on all Windows operating systems. 

  1. Hold down the Windows key and R at the same time.
  2. Enter either “msinfo” or “msinfo32”, depending on what operates for you.
  3. Click the “System Summary” option. 
  4. Within this section, you will find important information about the laptop.

Using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

The DirectX Diagnostic Tool will also help you know about the laptop model. However, you will require installing the DirectX setup to use this method. If you do not have a DirectX setup, I recommend skipping this method as it will not work for you. 

  1. Press the Windows Key and R button simultaneously. 
  2. Then, type “dxdiag.” Double-check the spellings and ensure that they are correct. 
  3. Now, you will observe a new window with multiple options.
  4. Click the “System” option in the upper tabs. 
  5. After selecting the system option, you will see the laptop model.

Check the Laptop Manufacturers Website

Accessing the manufacturer’s website of your laptop is another easy and quick way to find its model. Various popular brands like HP and Dell allow you to view your laptop’s model once you provide the required information on their website. 

Mostly you will need to put the laptop product ID. Some brands may even ask you to enter the service tag. After putting in the required information, you will get the necessary information about your laptop, including its model. 

Therefore, depending on your laptop brand check the official site to find it’s model. Besides, the Dell website even allows you to view the laptop information via service requirements and serial numbers. 

If you do not find the laptop model on the manufacturer’s website, you can try the other methods in this guide.

Consulting The User Manual

Your laptop model can be identified by checking the box or user manual. Find your laptop’s manufacturer and model from the exterior of the box. 

An imprint could either be a sticker attached to the box exterior or it could be pressed into the cardboard. You can notice your model’s name as alphabetic or numeric or as a combination of the two. 

However, the model’s name might be present on the first page of the box. Whenever you’re unsure whether or not that you found the right model name, Google it. 

Check out the pictures and specs of the laptop that shows up to make sure it is the same as yours. A similar laptop may have a different model number or name depending on its sold region.

Accessing Laptop BIOS

Most users might not be aware that with the laptop BIOS, they can find the laptop model. The laptop BIOS can provide a lot of information about the device.

Follow the steps to find the laptop model through BIOS. However, remember that you will have to restart your laptop to perform this step. We recommend pulling up these directions on a separate device as you will not have access to a browser on the device your are performing these steps on.

  1. Restart your laptop and press the F12 key before the laptop boots up.
  2. Note: Some laptop models you may have to press the F10 or F2 key to access the BIOS. (If you still cannot access BIOS, check the from the laptop manual)
  3. Once you have entered the BIOS section, you can navigate with arrow keys. 
  4. Find the portion that contains system information that will help you know the laptop model. 

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