If you’re looking to sell your laptop online, it is important that you know what the model number is for the laptop you are selling. This allows you to get an accurate estimate, and to make sure there are no surprises once an inspection is made on your device. We also have this information listed within our FAQ page, where you can find pictures as well.
CHECK THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR LAPTOP
The quickest and easiest way to find the laptop model is by looking at the product stickers on the device. There are three common areas that the model number for your laptop may be located in: Look inside the laptop. Many times the laptop model can be found inside the laptop, either around the display bezel or on the palmrest. Look on the back of the laptop. Underneath the laptop, look for stickers or the model number near the serial number of the device. Look underneath the battery of the laptop. If the battery is easily removable, you may be able to locate the model number underneath it by sliding out the battery.
CHECK WITHIN WINDOWS
If you cannot locate the model number by the markings on the case, or there are too many numbers and you are unsure of which one is the one you want, you can also try checking within Windows directly. Once your device is booted up, click on the START MENU; either click search, or if you do not have a search menu, you can immediately start typing. Type either INFORMATION or MSINFO, and select the best match that appears, which should be SYSTEM INFORMATION. In the window that appears, your laptop model will be listed next to the column SYSTEM MODEL. If needed, you can also find your CPU model here, next to PROCESSOR.
CHECK WITHIN THE BIOS
The BIOS can be tricky to navigate, but is a reliable source to find your laptop model, as well as other helpful information about your laptop. There are a few different ways to enter your BIOS, but here are some quick steps. With your device booted up, click on the START MENU; then again, either click search or you can immediately start typing. Type CHANGE ADVANCED STARTUP OPTIONS and select the best match. Once you are in the recovery window, under advanced startup click the RESTART NOW button. Allow your system to reboot. Once you are greeted by a blue screen, (don’t worry not the bad blue screen), you can then click on the option to TROUBLESHOOT. Then click ADVANCED OPTIONS, then click UEFI FIRMWARE SETTINGS and restart when prompted. Under product name, or a similar category depending on the manufacturer of your laptop, you will find your laptop model. It might sound daunting at first, but if you simply follow our steps getting into the BIOS should be easy!
HELPFUL BIOS SHORTCUTS
There is an easier way of entering the BIOS than the above steps, but it depends on the manufacturer of your laptop. This second method requires pressing a specific keyboard key upon immediately booting your device. Simply power off your laptop, and then power it back on. Immediately powering up your device, continuously tap the laptop BIOS key, dependent on your brand below:
- Acer: F2 or Delete
- Alienware: F2
- Asus: F2
- Dell: F2 or F12
- Gateway: F1 or F2
- Gigabyte: F2 or Delete
- HP: F10
- Lenovo: Enter Key
- MSI: Delete
- Microsoft Surface: Press and hold volume up button.
- Razer: F1 or Delete
- Samsung: F2
- Sony: F2
- Toshiba: F2
Many manufacturers have helpful guides on their own website as well, and a simple internet search will bring you to their page. For example, you may find Dell’s guide HERE.
If you are looking for how to locate your Apple MacBook laptop model, please keep an eye on our blog as we will post helpful tips for locating your MacBook model number shortly! In the meantime, you can check Apple’s website HERE.