A guide on how to check generation of laptop

How to check generation of laptop means checking the age of the CPU. You will find how to check the generation of laptop for Windows 10 and other OS here.

How to check laptop generation?

If you use a MacBook Pro, there are several tools available for you to identify that laptop’s generation. You can know the model number even if you do not have the laptop with you or it does not start up for any reason.

Firstly, near the regulatory markings on your device, you need to find the serial number that is printed on the underside of the MacBook. It can also be seen next to a barcode label on the original packaging. To find your model, enter the serial number on the page of coverage checking. The Apple part number may also be shown on the packaging. You can match that number to one in the list mentioned below for finding your model. The models include MacBook Pro 2021, 2020, 2018, 2019 and so on.

how to check generation of laptop

How to check laptop generation in windows 10?

If you want to buy a new laptop, you should always check the generation of it beforehand. For example, if you want to buy aDell laptop model, you should check the number first.

There are two ways to know the generation of your laptop; one is via properties and another is through task manager. For the first option, you simply need to make right-click on my computer icon on your laptop. Select properties next and you will see a summary of the currently configured operating system and hardware. Look for the information of the processor among them and you will find it mentioned by the name it was sold or marketed by.

The first number after i7, i5 or i3 lets you know the generation you have got. For example, if it is i5, the generation of your laptop can be seventh. The numbers can be anything from 1 to 9.

On the other hand, you can also check your laptop’s generation through windows 10’s task manager. Among many other things, it shows the detailed CPU information like the generation. Tap on task manager as you right-click on your taskbar. You can also use the shortcut command of control + shift + ESC to launch it. Tap on CPU after pressing the performance tab. Both the speed and name of your laptop’s CPU appear here.

How to check laptop processor generation?

You can easily know the number and name of your Intel processor on laptop through different options. The guide mentioned below is applicable for all intel processors such as Intel Celeron, Intel core, Intel Pentium, Intel Xeon and Intel atom.

In the first step, you need to press on your keyboard the windows key. Then type system and choose the system information option. It will show you the information of the processor with the speed, number and name of it.

You can use an external mouse for your laptop if the windows key is not available on the keyboard. Using the mouse, locate the icon of windows that you will find on the left bottom corner of the laptop screen. Tap on system after right-clicking on it. The number and name of the processor can be found here in the information section of the processor.

Also, if you have a boxed processor of Intel, you will find many other information along with the number of the processor. On the packaging box, there will be ATPO and FPO which arerespectively the serial number and batch number.

how to check generation of laptop

You can find the number and name of the processor marked on the processor itself. Along with this, if you use Intel core, you can identify the generation by the numbers of i5, i9 etc. For example, you have a ninth generation processor if you see Intel core processor i9-9900 as the mark, because the number 9 is listed after i9.

Similarly, for i7-10710U processor, the generation is 10th. It is an 8th generation processor if it shows i5-8600. Thus you can understand the generation of any type of processors in any laptops.

We hope the mentioned methods help you to identify the generation of a laptop of a particular company or its processor before you actually purchase it. See all the ways if one does not work.