If you recently received an Acer Aspire laptop or desktop computer, you need to find the model. Without knowing the exact model of your Acer Aspire, you won't be able to install the correct drivers. Each Aspire model contains different hardware, so the motherboard, processor and video card are different from model to model. If you can't find the model number on the Acer Aspire, you can surely find it in the BIOS.
Locate the Acer sticker on the side or bottom of the Acer Aspire unit. The sticker is usually white with black text or black with white text. The model of the Acer Aspire is printed in the "Model" section of the sticker -- "Aspire One D270," for example.
Reboot or turn on the Acer Aspire computer if you can't find the model on the sticker and press "F2" or "Delete" repeatedly to enter BIOS.
Locate the model in the "Product Name" section of the Information tab. The model is listed in this section on all Acer Aspire computers. Press "Escape" to exit the BIOS.
- You can find the model on the Acer Aspire by pressing the "Windows" key, typing "dxdiag" and then clicking the "dxdiag.exe" link. The model is listed in the System Model section of the System tab.
- Alternatively, press "Windows," type "msinfo32" and click the "msinfo32.exe" link. The model of the Acer Aspire unit is displayed in the System Model section of the System Summary tab.
- Information in this article applies to Acer's Aspire line of laptop and desktop computers. Procedures may vary with other versions or products.