Either you are using a laptop, desktop computer, or any other PC by any popular brand like HP, Lenovo, Alienware, Dell, Apple MacBook, or any other in the market you have to check the specifications of the hardware.
In this article, we’ll sum up the discussion on how to find specs in Windows 11, 10, 8, or 7 editions like professional(Pro), Home, Education, Mobile and, Enterprise, etc.
The last method of “How to Find Computer Specs Windows 11” is simply amazing, don’t miss it.
The following questions will be answered in this article
- How to find laptop computer, desktop computer PC specs for games, and model, etc?
- How to check which motherboard your computer has?
- How to check which Processor or CPU you have?
- How to check how much RAM you have?
- How to check which graphics card/GPU you have & how much video RAM is there?
- How to check which brand/who is the manufacturer & model, etc of your computer is?
- How to check laptop specs command prompt?
Why you should know the specs of a Laptop or desktop computer?
There are plenty of reasons for this, e.g.
- To know about your laptop or computer system well, it will help to sell existing or buy a new computer
- To upgrade your operating systems, Graphics card, or any other hardware component
- To check the compatibility of software or hardware with the operating system
- Need support from tech support of computer manufacturer
- Update device drivers of computer
What is meant by specification(specs) of laptop/desktop computer or PC?
Simply, specs mean information about the hardware and software components installed/plugged in your system. While software includes the operating system, drivers, and other utility software, etc.
Hardware components tell which CPU, how much RAM/Memory or Hard Disk/SSD storage, which Graphics Card and sound card, etc your system has.
How to find Laptop or desktop computer specs in Windows 11?
In order to find specs in Windows 11 or 10 methods are almost the same. While other Windows operating systems like Windows 7, 8, these methods will work with little change.
Following are the methods to check the specs.
- Control Panel
- System Information – Detailed Specs
- Run Command
- Start Menue
- CMD – Command Prompt
- DirectX Diagnostic Tool
- Device Manager
- Third-Party Applications
1- Find specs of laptop through Control Panel
Every Windows operating system user knows about the control panel and how to check laptop computer specs with it is just a click away.
Click Start button > Type “Control Panel” > Click Control Panel
Click “System” in control pannel
A new window will open containing system information.
2- Find specs of laptop in Settings
Apart from Control Panel, Windows 11 has established separate setting windows to facilitate users. You can check laptop specs easily from this window.
Click Start Button > Locate or Type “Settings” in start button menu
Click settings icon > Click “About”
A new page will open in settings windows containing system information.
3- System Information – Detailed Specs
System information provides quite detailed information about all hardware components plugged in the system and software installed in your laptop or desktop computer.
You can open system information through the following methods.
1- Click Start button > type “System Information” > Click System Information link
2- Click Start button > Type “run” or Press Windows key+R to open the Run dialogue box
Type “msinfo32” In the run box and click ok. It will open a system information page for your information.
4- Through CMD – Command Prompt
It is the most reliable and trustworthy method to find the specs of a laptop. You can use cmd to sort out simple & complex problems on your PC as well. In order to open the CMD window
1- Press Windows+R key for Run box and then type “CMD” and press Enter button or click Ok.
2- Click the start button and type “CMD” then click command prompt app.
In the command prompt app type “systeminfo” and press enter, detailed information will be displayed as shown in the screenshot.
5- DirectX Diagnostic Tool
DirectX is an API tool in Windows operating system designed by Microsoft used to handle and optimize multimedia tasks especially the gaming performance of computers or laptops.
Further, it gives detailed system information on PC computers and laptops.
In order to Open the DirectX tool open Run dialogue box.
Type “dxdiag” and press enter.
DirectX window will open showing detailed system information, sound, display, and Input tabs. You can save all existing information to share with anyone.
6- Through Device Manager
The device manager of Windows OS gives category-wise information about all hardware components plugged in your computer. All major and basic components are enlisted in the device manager.
1- Right Click “This PC” icon on the desktop and click the Properties option at the end of the menu. Or Press Windows Key+X and click Device Manager.
2- About Window will open, locate “Device Manager” option and click it to get the specs of your laptop.
You can view all devices list here, if you can’t find your desired device then click “Other devices”, you’ll find that device here under a generic name.
7- Third-Party Applications For Laptop computer Specs
There are certain 3rd party applications that will help you to find specs of your Windows operating system easily, and they usually provide more details than expected.
These softwares are often useful and recommended by tech geeks plus many brands have developed their own.
Some of the top 3rd party applications are
- CPUz And GPUz
- Belarc Advisor
8- Through Free Windows Tool – Works one Shortcut Key
It’s quite easy and one of my favorite methods. It opens the “About” window of Windows 11, 10, and 8 as well.
1- Press Windows Key+ Pause/Break key
Isn’t it amazing? As compared to other methods of specs.
How to find laptop camera specs?
You can check laptop camera specs on Windows 11, 10, or 7 with these two methods, online and offline or through software.
There are plenty of online webcam testing services that can be used to test your laptop camera. Just Google “online webcam testing services “ and there you go.
One of the services is webcammictest.com that needs access to your webcam and mic when you open this website.
After access is granted, you can test your webcam and check its specs there.
Offline- Through Softwares
Likewise online services there is plenty of desktop software that can help you to test and check the specs of your laptop camera/webcam. You can check one of the following software.
Skype, Webcam Viewer, BandiCam, Windows App Cameram, and YouCam, etc.
How to check laptop battery specs?
Whether you want to check the laptop battery model, temperature, health, timing, type, capacity, or overall status of the laptop battery by following method.
This method is applicable in Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7 editions.
1- Open Run Dialogue box, type CMD to open command prompt and type “powercfg /batteryreport” and press enter.
2- Press Windows Key+R to open the Run box and type the command directly. It will also generate the same report on the following path.
A detailed report will be generated that contains all specs information like Installed batteries, Recent usage, Battery usage, Usage history, Battery capacity history, and Battery life estimates in a tabular and detailed report.
How to find laptop video card/GPU specs?
If you want to find graphics card specs then first you have to check which card do you have in your computer.
1- Open Run box (Windows Key+R) and type “dxdiag” and press enter/. In the new window click “Display” tab to find out graphics card specs including driver details.
2- Install CPUz tool as mentioned in the 7th method of this article and run it, first tab of this software shows graphics card detailed specs. CPUz is recommended for comprehensive specs.
We have covered 8 simple ways to find Windows 11 specs in this article. These methods work in almost all Windows operating systems.
Either you are using Windows 11 on a laptop computer, desktop PC, or server computer, you can always try these methods on every system.
If you want to share other methods or want to give us feedback, please do comment or contact us.