Sometimes in some cases, you will need to know the Generation of your laptop to find out how fast is it or before buying one, you want to check the Generation of that laptop. So, here in this guide, we will show you how to check Laptop Generation in Windows 10.
What is Generation?
The term “generation” refers to the CPU’s age. Intel’s 7th generation processors are now available (model numbers have a 7xxx). Each generation has been improved to be more energy-efficient, produce less heat, and so on. As a result, a 7th generation laptop will be significantly slimmer than a 4th generation laptop.
How to Check laptop Generation in Windows 10?
Note: If you are using Windows 10 or 7, in both Windows you can check the generation of your laptop by following these methods.
Here, we will show you 3 methods to check laptop Generation in windows 10:
Method 1: Find Laptop Generation via CMD
CMD: Command is abbreviated as CMD. The command-line interpreter of Windows operating systems is known as CMD. It’s comparable to the “MS-DOS Prompt” from Command.com, which is used in DOS and Windows 9x computers. It’s similar to Unix Shells, which are used on Unix-like systems. The command prompt is a built-in feature of the Windows operating system that allows users to run commands to execute tasks.
- Open Command Prompt.
- Type wmic and press enter.
- Now, type cpu get name and press enter
Here, you can check all the information related to your processor. Remember that, the number after the hyphen (-) will be your laptop’s generation. In my case, it’s Core(TM) i5-3210M.
Method 2. Check the Generation of Laptop via This PC
- Locate This PC icon on your desktop or press Windows key + E to open File Explorer. Right-click on This PC and select Properties.
- Now, under System, look at the processor and check the number after the (-).
Method 3. View Laptop Generation using Task Manager
Task Manager: Since Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000, the Task Manager has been an operating system component in all versions of Microsoft Windows. It allows you to see each of the jobs (processes) as well as the computer’s overall performance. You may use the Task Manager to see how much memory a program is consuming, halt a frozen application, and see what system resources are available.
- Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Go to the Performance tab and select CPU.
- Here, you can find your laptop’s generation.
This guide was all about how to check Laptop Generation in Windows 10. You can use either of the 3 methods mentioned above, to check Laptop Generation in Windows 10.
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