- On June 9, 2015
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Finding your laptop’s make and model can be tricky, afterall, they are not always in the same place. Where laptop manufacturers place their model stickers vary. If you are still wondering where your laptop model is located, stop guessing and read this article.
A laptop name is usually made up of three parts:
- a make (eg. Dell, HP),
- model (eg. Inspiron, Pavillion)
- model extension (1520, DV5-1250US)
Therefore, a full name would be “Dell Inspiron 1520 ” or “ HP Pavillion DV5-1250US.
You should have no problem identifying your laptop make. However, laptop models can usually be found:
- on the sticker on the bottom or your laptop
- beside your touch-pad (on the palm-rest)
- in the battery compartment
- above your keyboard
Here is a quick guide on where to find your model number
- Dell – Base, above keyboard
- HP – Base, Battery compartment, screen
- Toshiba – Base
- Acer – palm-rest (beside touchpad), base
- Lenovo – Base
- Asus – Base
- Sony – screen
Knowing your laptop make and model is useful because it will help you find specific information related to your laptop. Additionally, it is one of the first things techs ask for in an over the phone or online consult. Anyone can have a Dell Inspiron, Acer Asprire or HP Pavillion; it is the model that makes your laptop specific. Now that you know all this information, what is your laptop model?
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