What Kind of Laptop Do I Have?

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If you have a laptop, but you don’t know many things about it, you might have faced many scenarios where you wished you knew more about it. You hoped that you knew about your laptop’s model, specifications, or any other information so when you are out, and you find some new accessories, you make sure they will run in your laptop. Or you can to compare it with any other laptop before you change it. The best thing is you always should know enough information about your laptop to make sudden decisions for it.

How to Find What Laptop Do I Have?

There are several ways you can use to find the necessary information about your laptop. These are the four easy tips you can use to find the required details on your laptop, and for the basic knowledge, you would not have to go online for more information. The first two methods will allow you to learn about your laptop specifications without turning it on.

How To Find What Laptop Do I Have

1. Engraved Information

In most laptops, model number and manufacturer info is imprinted on either bottom or top surfaces. This can help you learn about the model without turning your laptop on. The engraved model number might not be easily detectable for the sake of appearance, but you can feel them or find them in fairly bright light.

You can search for more information about your laptop on the internet and find which accessories will suit your laptop’s model. Moreover, you can find processing power and other significant information to compare it with others.

2. Concealed Stickers

As there is information on the upper surfaces, some vital information is also hidden and imprinted at locations that are not very noticeable to prevent unpleasant impression. You can find concealed stickers on either side of the keyboard or beneath the removable back cover.

The RAM and hard disk are mostly labelled with stickers that tell you about their features. CPU and GPU info is primarily located below your keyboard in the form of a sticker. If your laptop has no labels or they are removed somehow, you can use other methods.

3. Control Panel

You need to open control panel window on your laptop and search for “System”, or you can type this in any window explorer address box and hit Enter key.

Control Panel\System and Security\System

Control Panel

This method is workable in all versions of Microsoft Windows.

4. Run

It is a wide-functioning method that can be used in window 7, 8, and 10.

First, you press Windows key+ R on your laptop, type “cmd” in the RUN window and hit ENTER.

Copy this and paste in the cmd window and press “Enter”.

wmic baseboard get product,manufacturer,version,serialnumber

Run

Finding details of your laptop’s specifications

What Kind Of Laptop Do I Have

We have learned how you can find the basic knowledge of your laptop. Now we will learn how we can find the details about specific laptop components and their specifications. Above mentioned methods might tell you about some of these components. But, to learn more information, we will demonstrate the techniques based on the version of windows installed in your laptop and learn new methods for specific windows versions.

Features of the CPU

CPU is the central processing unit of laptop that renders all the processes, and thus, it determines what type of software drivers can run into your laptop along with your laptop’s gaming performance. It is the most crucial aspect of your laptop so you should always know details about your laptop’s CPU.

Method#1

You can check for such a sticker below your laptop that states the CPU specs.

Method#2

You can go to the properties of “My Computer” in windows 7 or “This PC” or simple “Computer” in Windows 8 & 10.

You will find the CPU info in front of the word “Processor” or “CPU”.

Method 1 Finding Cpu

Method#3

You can type this in the windows explorer address box on any Microsoft Window version.

Control Panel\System and Security\System

Control Panel

Information about the Mother Board

The motherboard is also an essential component of your laptop, and the better quality motherboard will be highly resilient to any kind of damage that can be caused by excess heat, electrical disturbance, or physical impacts.

To learn more information about the motherboard, you can use the below methods.

Method#1

In Windows 8, or 10

Search “System Information” in windows search assistant and open the SYSTEM INFORMATION application.

In Window 7, 8 & 10

Press “Windows+R” on your laptop, type “dxdiag” in the RUN window and hit ENTER.

The DirectX tool window will appear which enlists the components and drivers on your laptop. You can find the System Manufacturer, System Model, RAM, and all other relevant information you might need to know about your laptop’s motherboard.

METHOD#2

It is also a wide-functioning method that can be used in windows 7, 8, and 10.

First, you press Windows key+ R on your laptop, type “cmd” in the RUN window and hit ENTER.

Copy this and paste in the cmd window

wmic baseboard get product,manufacturer,version,serialnumber

Run

GPU details

Most games require a GPU to run, and you must always know your GPU details before you buy a game that demands GPU with certain specifications or when you are running software with intense utilization of graphics such as Adobe PS. A better GPU is beneficial to obtain high graphics quality at more excellent frame rates.

Method

Go to the device manager in the control panel by searching “Device Manager” in the windows start menu.

In the list of Drop down menus, look for Display Adaptors.

You will either see one or two options. First one might be the Integrated Graphics support that comes built-in with the laptop CPU. The second option would be a Standalone GPU. You can click and learn more about it or find its model and search for it on the internet.

RAM Info

RAM saves your time as it stores the data that is currently in use, and increasing the RAM can improve your laptop’s performance to a certain level. You might need to know about your RAM specifications before you run hefty software or game. It helps you manage multiple tasks at a time without placing a load on the processor.

Method#1

All of the above methods will help you to learn more about your RAM. You can easily go to the system info by right-clicking on “My Computer” or “This PC” or “Computer” icon in Windows 7, 8, 10, and going to the properties.

Method#2

You can type this in any window address box.

Control Panel\System and Security\System

Control Panel

Conclusion

Now, as you can learn more about your laptop quickly, you can make changes to its hardware components and improve its performance. You can upgrade your laptop trouble-free, or you can buy new accessories for it without worrying for them not being suitable for your laptop.

We have learned several methods so that if one way does not work for you due to a particular reason, you can use other methods to find some information and details.

If you have any suggestions or queries about this content, kindly let us know in the comments below.

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