Once you’ve been using a device for a while, it is not uncommon to forget all the product details and the finer specs. While all smartphones have an ‘About Page’ in the Settings allowing you to easily view all details related to the product, the same may not be the case for other devices. Your Chromebook’s model number is one detail that you should know since it is essential in finding out whether your device will receive any future security updates. It is also a unique product identifier, so you can use it while looking for more details about your Chromebook online. In this article, we bring you the top 4 easy methods to find out which Chromebook you own.
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Use Chrome’s About Page
Chrome’s About Page contains all the essential information about your device. You can use this page to find the OS version, Chrome version, firmware details, devices connected to your Chromebook, and more. Here’s how you can find your Chromebook’s model number from the About Page.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome, type chrome://system and hit enter.
Step 2: Press Ctrl+F and search for ‘model_name’ to view your Chromebook’s model number.
Use the Chromebook Recovery Utility extension
Step 1: Go to the Chrome Store and add the Chromebook Recovery Utility extension to Chrome.
Step 2: Click on the extension once it’s installed and select ‘Get Started’.
Step 3: In the following window you will be asked to enter your Chromebook’s model number. Click on the number that follows “For this Chromebook, enter…”.
Step 4: Your Chromebook’s model number will be displayed below the image of a laptop.
Use Cog – System Info Viewer
Step 1: Add the ‘Cog – System Info Viewer’ extension to Chrome.
Step 2: Launch the extension on your Chromebook.
Step 3: Note down the CPU name displayed in the system viewer.
Step 4: Search Google for the CPU name, RAM specs, and your Chromebook manufacturer’s name.
In the results that pop up, find the Chromebook by the manufacturer that matches the specs of your Chromebook. You will be able to find the model number in the details.
Check the retail box
If you have preserved the retail box that your Chromebook came in, finding the model number won’t be so hard. Simply scan the box for product details and you will be able to see the model number easily. You can also check the bill for the Chromebook’s model number. If you made an online purchase, look through your previous orders and go to your Chromebook’s product page. You will find the model number there. Some Chromebooks come with a product spec sticker at the bottom of the device. Check this sticker for the model number.
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These are the 4 easy methods to find out which Chromebook model you own. Your Chromebook’s model number will help you find all the important details related to your device, like the official product name, year of production, pending security updates, and more. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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