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No matter if you’re trying to sell your Mac or want to figure out if it’s compatible with the latest software update, it’s quick and easy to find out which Mac model you have.

A mix of different clues like notebook/desktop, hardware features, design, and more set apart the various Macs. However, if you’re not familiar with the different attributes, a couple of quick clicks will reveal which Mac model you have.

How to find out which Mac model you have

  1. On your Mac, click the  in the top left corner
  2. Select About This Mac
  3. You Mac model will be shown just below the software version you’re running

Here’s how the process looks:

which Mac model

Now you should see your Mac model as shown in the image below:

which Mac model

If you can’t turn on your Mac, you can find the model number on the bottom of your MacBook or on the bottom of the stand of your iMac (e.g. A1707). You can then do a quick google search for “Mac A1707 specs” to find out which Mac model you have.

You can get more details on finding your serial number and model for your other Apple devices here.

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