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.


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.

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    Also you can use -t, --type TYPE: Only display the entries of type TYPE: sudo dmidecode -t system. – Pablo Bianchi Mar 23 '17 at 20:51
  • Old but it worked. Thank you very much. – kailor Jun 26 '18 at 9:22

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

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

sudo apt-get install sysinfo
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  • or lshw via teminal – Yassine Dec 6 '13 at 7:54
  • lshw doesn't display pc model name. – Avinash Raj Dec 6 '13 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
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