How to know what computer model I have

How to know what computer model I have

Technical queries, updates, mere curiosity ... There are many reasons why sooner or later we will want to know the model of our computer. And if we don't have the box located (or the last time we saw it it was on the way to the landfill) and the name is not specified somewhere on the case, finding our specific model can be a real headache. However, there is a fairly easy way to view your computer model in just a few steps. We tell you how to do it both in Windows 8 (and Windows 10) and in previous versions of this operating system.

We start with Windows 7 (this method should work normally in previous versions but we have not been able to test it). What we have to do is open the start menu and then click on the "Run" option . An even faster way is to use the keyboard shortcut with the Windows key + R. A small window will open in the lower left corner that allows us to directly open a process. What we have to write here is "dxdiag" without the quotes and then we move on. In the next step we can see a window with a lot of information about our PC.

For example, we can see the name that we have given to the equipment and the version of the operating system that is running. We also have data on the processor and RAM, some important data if we want to check if we can run a certain game or application. In addition, information about the version of DirectX that we have installed is also displayed . These data can be expanded with specific information on the screen , if we go to the corresponding tab (it is changed at the top of the window).

Computer model

But the option that interests us the most here is the "System model" . To the right of this label we will see the information about the equipment we are using (in the test image the HP Folio 13 ). In the case that we are using Windows 8 or Windows 10 , the ways to access this tool may be somewhat different. Of course, the shortcut "Windows key + R" is repeated as a quick way to access the run window. If we are in Windows 8 , another interesting option is to go to the main start interface and then start typing "dxdiag".The search tool will automatically show us the desired result and we can open the diagnostic window.

Now, if we have already downloaded Windows 10 (the previous version) there is also another simple way. In this case, next to the Windows start button we have a search bar (“Search the web and Windows”). We just have to write "dxdiag" in this bar (always without the quotes) and we will arrive at the desired window. Without a doubt, a simple trick but difficult to find with the naked eye to know the model of our desktop or laptop computer.

Alternative option to view the computer model and other data

Thanks to a reader's comment, he has explained another simple way to access the main data of the PC. In Windows 10, just type "System information" in the Cortana bar and we will have access to the tool to know all kinds of information about our PC.

If we have Windows 7 or Windows 8, we must go to the file explorer and click on the search box. The same thing is written in this box, "System information."