How to Identify the Model and Specs of Your Windows Laptop

If you're looking to sell your laptop, get it repaired, or determine if it can handle a specific application, it's important to know the model number and specifications of your Windows laptop. In this article, we'll guide you on how to find the model number and important specs such as the processor, RAM, screen size, storage, graphics card, and other necessary details.

How to Find the Model Number of Your Windows Laptop

Before we dive into finding the model number and specs, let's understand the difference between the model name and model number. The model name refers to the product's name, such as Dell XPS 15, Samsung Galaxy Book 3, or Microsoft Surface. On the other hand, the model number is a more specific identifier that can change based on specifications like chipset, RAM, storage, and release year.

Here are a few simple methods to find the model name and number of your Windows laptop:

  1. Check the sticker on the back of your laptop. Most laptops have the model name and number displayed on the sticker.

windows model name and number on back sticker

  1. If you still have the laptop box, you can find the model name and number printed on it. Check all sides of the box as each one may provide different information.

  2. If you purchased the laptop online, you can find the model name and number in the product description of your shopping history.

If these methods don't work for you, don't worry. We'll show you how to find the model name and number directly from your Windows 11 or 10 operating system.

Find Model Name and Number in Windows Settings

  1. Open the Settings app from the Windows Start menu or press Windows + I to open it.

Opening Settings on Windows

  1. Select the System option in the left sidebar.

Opening System Settings on Windows

  1. At the top of the Settings app, you'll find the model name and number displayed together. For example, “TUF Gaming” is the model name and “FX505DY” is the model number.

Model name and number on the Windows Settings

Find Model Name and Number in System Information App

While the Settings app provides basic information, you can use the System Information app to access more detailed specifications.

  1. Open the System Information app from the Windows Start menu.

  2. You'll find the model name and number listed beside the “System Model” entry.

System model on the System Information app

How to Find the Specs of Your Windows Laptop

Besides the model name and number, you may also want to know the specifications of your Windows laptop, including the processor, RAM, storage space, and graphics card details. Here's how you can find each of these specifications:

Find Processor/CPU Details

  1. Open the Windows Start menu, search for the System Information app, and open it.

  2. Here, you'll find detailed information about your processor, including the number of cores, BIOS version, and other vital details.

Processor details on the System Information app

Alternatively, you can also find processor details in the Settings app under System > About, although some details may be missing.

Find Installed RAM/Memory Details

  1. Open the Windows Start menu, search for the System Information app, and open it.

  2. Scroll down to find the amount of RAM installed on your PC beside the “Installed Physical Memory (RAM)” entry.

RAM details on the System Information app

  1. For more detailed information like RAM speed and type, download and install the Speccy app on your Windows laptop. The app will provide comprehensive details about your RAM, including physical memory space, available memory, memory type, and DRAM frequency speed.

Find Storage Size Details

  1. Open the System Information app and select the Components option in the left sidebar.

  2. Then, select Storage and click on Drives.

  3. On this page, you will find all the drives and their respective storage sizes.

Find Graphics Card/GPU Details

To find your graphic card details, you can use the Task Manager:

  1. Open the Windows Start menu, search for the Task Manager app, and open it.

  2. Select the Performance option in the left sidebar, and then choose GPU 0 to view the details of your dedicated GPU.

  3. If your laptop doesn't have a dedicated GPU, you'll find an integrated GPU listed as GPU 1. Click on it to see the card details.

These native methods should help you find the model name, number, and specifications of your Windows laptop. However, if you need more detailed information about the CPU, GPU, or any other component, you can use third-party apps like Speccy to gather the necessary details.

Finding the model and specs of your Windows laptop is essential for various purposes, and now you have the knowledge to do so. Enjoy exploring the capabilities of your device!