How to check the specs and versions of Mac


Things to know:

  • You can view your Mac model both before and after booting up your Mac.
  • I’ve covered MacBook, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Studio in this article.

Welcome to the world of Mac! If you possess one of these sleek and powerful devices, you may be wondering how to check MacBook’s version and hardware specs. Whether you want to upgrade your hardware or sell it, you’ll need to know everything about your Mac.

This article will guide you through the process of identifying the version and hardware specifications of your Apple computer. Let’s get started!

Find out your Mac serial number

The very first step in determining your Mac’s specs is to identify its serial number and model name. There are four ways to figure out the same.

1. Check Mac’s model name and serial number

This is the easiest method to identify your Mac’s model name and serial number. Just flip your computer, and you will find details in the fine print. Here are the exact locations:

  • MacBook Air or Pro: Near the hinge, at the back.
  • iMac: Behind the display, at the bottom.
  • Mac mini and Studio: At the back.

2. Find model and serial numbers on the original Mac packaging

If you have the original box for your Mac, you may verify the model number there as well.

Serial number at the back of Macbook box

3. Visit Apple ID website

  1. Open on any browser.
  2. Click Sign In → enter your credentials and log in.
  3. Click on Devices on the left pane.
  4. Look for your Mac listed under the Devices section and click on it.
  5. Below your device’s name, you’ll be able to see your model name and serial number.

4. Check serial number in Mac system

  1. Click the Apple logo () in the menu bar.
  2. Select About This Mac.

    Click the Apple logo in the menu bar, select About This Mac
  3. Your Mac’s serial number will be displayed next to the Serial Number.

    Mac's serial number will be displayed next to the Serial Number

How to find processor and RAM of Mac

  1. Click on the Apple logo () at the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select About This Mac.

    To find Process, Click Apple Logo, Tap on about this Mac
  3. You can view the RAM and processor next to Chip and Memory, respectively.

    You can view the RAM and processor next to Chip and Memory

A system report provides a summary of your Mac’s detailed hardware and software information, such as the operating system version, manufacturer, serial numbers, etc. Depending on your macOS, you can see the System Report by following the instructions below:

How to find System Report on Mac

macOS Ventura:

  1. Go to Apple logo () → select System Settings.

    To access System Report on Mac, go to Apple logo, select System Settings
  2. Select General → to choose About.

    Access System Report, select General, choose About
  3. Scroll down and click System Report.

    Scroll down and click System Report to access system report on Mac

macOS Monterey:

  1. Select () Apple logo → pick About This Mac
  2. Click System Report.


Can you find the specs of a Mac with a serial number?

Yes, you may view the specifications of a Mac by entering the serial number. You may discover your model by entering the serial number on the Check Coverage or Tech Specs pages.

Wasn’t it easy?

Further, you can check your battery health just to know how much value your Mac can draw during a resale.

If you are having technical issues, keeping the model name and serial number on hand might help diagnose and fix the problem. Moreover, it’s always a good idea to keep track of your Mac’s specifications, especially if you intend on selling your device or upgrading your hardware or software in the future.

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