How to Check Monitor Model in Windows 10

How to Check Monitor Model in Windows 10

Display monitors play a crucial role in desktop computers and are considered an integral part of a PC. Hence, knowing the specifications of your computer and peripherals becomes very important. They come in a variety of sizes & features. These are manufactured keeping the purpose and needs of the customers in mind. You may find it difficult to its brand & model details as the stickers may come off. Laptops come with inbuilt displays, so usually, we do not need to connect an external unit, unless required. Thus, in this article, we are going to teach you how to check monitor model in Windows 10.

How to Check Monitor Model in Windows 10

What Monitor Do I Have? How to Check Monitor Model in Windows 10 PC

Technology has evolved a lot in the field of display screens, from big fat CRT or Cathode Ray Tube to ultra-thin OLED curved displays with resolutions up to 8K. There are many instances where you need to know the specifications of the monitor, especially if you are in the field of Graphic Designing, Video Editing, 2-D Animation & VFX, Professional Gaming, etc. Today, monitors are identified by:

  • Resolution
  • Pixel Density
  • Refresh Rate
  • Display Technology
  • Type

How to Check Monitor Model Physically

You can find details of external display with the help of:

  • Model number sticker attached to the backside of the screen.
  • Monitor manual accompanying the new display device.

model information in monitor back side

Note: We have demonstrated the methods for inbuilt display on Windows 10 laptop. You can use the same to check monitor model in Windows 10 desktops too.

Method 1: Through Advanced Display Settings

This is the shortest and easiest method to find monitor information in Windows 10.

1. Go to the Desktop and right-click on an empty space. Then, select Display settings, as shown.

Right click on your desktop area and click on Display settings. How to check monitor model in windows 10

2. Scroll down and click on Advanced display settings.

Scroll down and click on Advanced display settings

3. Here, look under Display Information to get the details about the monitor.

Note: Since the internal display of laptop is in use hence, it displays Internal Display, in the given image.

Click on the drop-down menu under Choose display to find the name of any other monitor connected to the computer.

Note: If more than one screen is connected, then click on the drop-down menu under Choose display section. Here, choose Display 1, 2 etc. to view its information.

Also Read: How to Setup 3 Monitors on a Laptop

Method 2: Through Display Adapter Properties

You must wonder what monitor do I have?. This method is quite similar to the first one, but a little longer.

1. Repeat Steps 12 from Method 1.

2. Now, scroll down and click on Display adapter properties for Display 1.

Note: The displayed number depends on the display you have chosen and whether you have a multi-monitor setup or not.

Scroll down and click on Display adapter properties for Display 1. How to check monitor model in windows 10

3. Switch to the Monitor tab and click on Properties button, shown highlighted.

switch to the Monitor tab and click on Properties to find the details of the monitor manufacturer and model.

4. It will display all its properties including monitor model and type.

It will display the monitor properties where you can see other details about the monitor.

Also Read: How to Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 10

Method 3: Through Device Manager

Device Manager manages all the internal & external hardware devices connected to the PC including peripherals and device drivers. Here’s how to check monitor model in Windows 10 using Device Manager:

1. Press Windows + X keys simultaneously to open Windows Power User Menu. Then, select Device Manager, as shown.

Press Windows logo + X keys to open windows power menu and select Device Manager.

2. Now, double-click on Monitors section to expand it.

double-click on Monitors to expand it. | How to check monitor model in windows 10

3. Double-click on the monitor (e.g. Generic PnP Monitor) to open Properties window.

4. Switch to the Details tab and select Manufacturer. The details of your monitor will appear under Value. 

go to the Details tab and select the monitor detail you want to know about from the Property drop-down menu, as highlighted.

5. Click on OK to close the window once you have noted down the required info.

Method 4: Through System Information

System information in Windows 10 provides all system-related, hardware-related information & specifications in detail.

1. Press the Windows key and type System Information. Click on Open.

Search System Information in Windows Search Panel. How to check monitor model in windows 10

2. Now, double-click on the Components option to expand it and click on Display.

Now, expand Components and click on Display

3. In the right pane, you can view Model name, type, driver, resolution, and much more.

click on display components to view details in system information window

Also Read: Fix Generic PnP Monitor Problem On Windows 10

Pro Tip: Check Monitor Specifications Online

If you already know the brand and model of the display screen then, finding its detailed specifications online is quite easy. Here’s how to check Monitor specifications in Windows 10 laptop/desktop:

1. Open any Web Browser and search for device model (e.g. Acer KG241Q 23.6″ specs).

2. Open the manufacturer link (in this case, Acer) for detailed specifications.

Google search for Acer KG241Q 23.6 specs | How to check monitor model in windows 10

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We hope that this guide was helpful and you were able to learn how to check monitor model & other specs in Windows 10. Let us know which method worked for you best. If you have any queries or, suggestions then feel free to drop them in the comments section.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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