How to Find Out the Model Number of My Dell

You can find the model number of your Dell laptop on the laptop identification label on the bottom of the computer, on the boot screen, in the Windows System Information utility, or by visiting the Dell support website.

Locate the Laptop Identification Label

The location of the model number varies, but is usually displayed on the right side of the label.
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Most Dell laptops have an identification label on the bottom. The label displays several certification logos, the location where the laptop was manufactured, the power requirements for the laptop, and the laptop family name -- such as Inspiron, Latitude, Precision, Studio, Vostro or XPS -- along with the model number. Locate the name of the laptop family; your model number is directly to the right of the laptop family name.

View the Power On Screen

The laptop family and model number display above the boot screen progress bar.
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You may also be able to find the model number when you power on or restart the laptop. On many Dell laptops, the initial boot screen, which appears before the operating system initiates, displays the family name and model number.

Windows System Information Utility

The Windows System Information utility displays detailed information about the laptop, including the laptop model number.

Step

Open the Start Menu. In the Search Programs and Files field, type System. In the list of search results, click System Information.

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Select System Summary in the navigation pane. The System Model field displays the laptop family name and model number.

Dell Support Website

To determine your model number on the Dell Support website, enter your Service Tag number or, if for some reason you don't have your Service Tag, run the Dell System Detect Utility.

Enter Your Dell Service Tag

Step

Find the service tag label on the bottom of your laptop. The Service Tag combines letters and numbers, and the Express Service Code contains just numbers.

The Service Tag (S/N) label.
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The field on the Dell Support website to enter your Service Tag or Express Service Code.
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Step

Open the Dell Support website and type the Service Tag shown on the label into the Enter a Service Tag or Express Service Code field. Click the Submit button.

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After a brief delay the website displays your laptop family, model number, Service Tag and Express Service code.

Dell System Detect Utility

To download and run the System Detect Utility:

Step

Go to the Support section of Dell's website.

The Detect Product button on the Dell Support website.
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Scroll down the page to the section titled Identify the Product You Need to Support, locate Auto-Detect Your Product and press the Detect Product button. The site displays the Accept Terms and Conditions page.

The Accept Terms and Conditions page.
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Check the box labeled I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and press the Continue button. When prompted to download the application, accept to continue the download.

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After the program runs on your laptop, the Dell support Web page should update to display information about your laptop, including the laptop family name and model number.