If you don’t know the make and model of your laptop, there are plenty of ways to identify it.
In this article, we will try to answer how to find what type of laptop I have.
Depending upon your laptop, finding out the model can be as easy as looking at the bottom cover or as tough as opening up the bottom cover your laptop.
In any case, we have listed a few ways here that should help.
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How to Find What Type Of Laptop I Have in 4 Ways
There are four simple ways
- Look at the bottom cover of your laptop (Flip the Laptop)
- Check out the Top of the Keyboard
- Identify using the control panel
- Identify using Windows System Information
1. Look at the bottom cover of your laptop (Flip the Laptop)
The easiest and most intuitive way to find out the make and model of your laptop is to flip your laptop and look for a sticker that would contain the serial number as well as the model of your laptop.
If you have an old laptop, then there are chances that this sticker may have worn out. If that is the case, then you can check out other methods.
Also note that some stickers (like the one shown above) only shows the product name (model). It does not show the make. You can identify that through the Logo or by typing in the model number in Google Search.
2. Check out the Top of the Keyboard
Model number for laptops can also be found in places like the Palm rest, keyboard trim or perhaps around the bezels of the screen.
While not all laptops mention the model number in this place, it is still worth checking out.
3. Identify Using the Control Panel
You can find out not just the model, but also myriad of other information about your laptop using the control panel.
If on Windows 10, follow these steps
- Open Control Panel (You can search for it in the search bar at the bottom)
- Go to “System”
If on Windows 7, follow these steps
- Open Control Panel
- Head to “System and Security”
- Click on “System”
Unfortunately, sometimes the model is missing from here as shown below.
4. Identify Using Windows System Information
Your last resort is to use the most comprehensive service on Windows that shows all the system information.
Use the following steps
- Use the search box and type “System Information“
- Select the option “System Information“
- A window will pop-up. Identify the model in the field titled “System Model”
- Open search
- type msinfo32
- Click the search result title msinfo32
- Find your model number in the field titled “Model“
- Go to Search using the start button
- Type “System Information“
- Select “System Information” from the results
- Look for “System Model“
Andrew White is the founder of TechGearoid, a leading technology review & information website that is designed to help consumers make better decisions when it comes to their IT purchases. As a specialist tech writer (nerd) with over 10 years of experience, he enjoys writing about everything there is to do with modern technology & the newest market innovations. When he isn’t providing value for his readers, he’s usually drinking coffee or at the beach. Andrew lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and family.