How do I find the brand or model of my laptop?

Sometimes technical support will ask what exact model of laptop you own. The brand is usually known because it is clearly indicated on the laptop itself.

However, there are different models of the laptop brands such as an HP (Hewlett-Packard), Asus, Lenovo, and Dell laptops. The specific model of a laptop provides help in troubleshooting or in searching for a new or better model in the same model range.

The laptop model also tells you something about the internal components (“hardware”) that go into the laptop. For example, it is helpful to know the laptop model if you want to purchase RAM memory for the laptop. The model of the laptop then provides information about which motherboard is in the laptop. For that specific motherboard, you can, in turn, buy specific memory.

It is not always precisely clear which laptop model you own. However, there are several ways to look up the model of your laptop. In this article, you will read about two ways to look up the model of your laptop.

What brand or model of laptop do I own?

Find the model of the laptop on a sticker

The first way to find the model of your laptop is to check the outside case for a model number. You can often find this information on a sticker on the back/bottom of the laptop.

There is often a model in the accompanying text and a name with a series of characters.

laptop sticker with model information

Sometimes the model is also listed on the bottom of the display or in the upper right corner of the keyboard. Most likely there is a sticker on the laptop with model information.

Find the laptop model in Windows

Windows itself also provides information about the laptop model. You can retrieve this system information to look up the laptop model. Here’s how it works.

Right-click on the Start button. Click on Run from the menu. In the Run window type: msinfo32.exe

The System Information app will open. On the left side, click on System Summary, then on the right side, you will see the “system model” of the laptop.

Find laptop system model in Windows system information

You will see not only the model of the laptop but also the manufacturer of the laptop, the system architecture, the type of processor, the amount of RAM memory, the Windows version, the video card, and the version number of the BIOS. Possibly all useful information that you can use.

I hope to have helped you with this. Thanks for reading!

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