I am unable to find my computer model name. I have Ubuntu 12.04. I tried HardInfo and System Monitor, but could not find it. I know this is a noob question, but any help is appreciated.

4 Answers 4


The easy way is to make a text file to search in between do -

sudo lshw | grep product >file
gedit file

Everything will be displayed clearly.The first line will your product name.

You can also view release date , product name, baseband manufacture by followings-

sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date
sudo dmidecode -s baseboard-product-name
sudo dmidecode -s baseboard-manufacturer

hpe its all clear now.

  • 4
    Also you can use -t, --type TYPE: Only display the entries of type TYPE: sudo dmidecode -t system. Mar 23, 2017 at 20:51
  • Old but it worked. Thank you very much.
    – kailor
    Jun 26, 2018 at 9:22
  • In case you don't want to save output to a file, you can just omit the >file part and contents will be displayed in your terminal's buffer: sudo lshw | grep product
    – solstinger
    Jul 26, 2022 at 8:03

Try the below command on terminal on get the exact model name,

sudo dmidecode | less | grep Version | sed -n '2p'

Try this command to display your pc's model name with some information,

sudo dmidecode | less | grep Version

Try this for product name,

 sudo dmidecode | less | grep "Product Name"
  • 1
    Since I wanted the Product name, the command that worked was sudo dmidecode | less | grep "Product Name" dmidecode worked.
    – DryFire
    Dec 6, 2013 at 8:05
  • It does not show product name..
    – Sukupa91
    Dec 6, 2013 at 8:13
  • sudo dmidecode | less | grep "Product Name" save the world! Thanks.
    – PhatHV
    Jun 14, 2020 at 4:47

This is a GUI Application to display some hardware and software information about the computer.

sudo apt-get install sysinfo
  • or lshw via teminal
    – Yassine
    Dec 6, 2013 at 7:54
  • lshw doesn't display pc model name. Dec 6, 2013 at 7:56

dmidecode is the favorite, you can get your needs using:

sudo dmidecode | grep Version

For example my output is:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.