Many times for some or the other reason we may need to look for serial number and model of the system. We generally do that turning our laptops upside down or by looking on CPU cabinet panels.
Well there’s a much easier way to look for them using command line. If you are running Windows just issue below commands in the command prompt.
For Serial Number
wmic bios get serialnumber
wmic csproduct get vendor
wmic csproduct get name
The above commands make use of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
If you use Linux, a tool called dmidecode comes to the rescue. Just issue below command in terminal with elevated privilege and you would get the necessary details
dmidecode –t system
Use sudo dmidecode –t system on Debian based Linux distros like Ubuntu
Use su dmidecode –t system on RPM based Linux distros like Fedora
dmidecode is available on most of the new distros by default. If it is not available on your system you can install it from the repository or get it from here to compile and install.