How to Find the Specs for Your Chromebook

How to Find the Specs for Your Chromebook

If you want to get a complete overview of your system’s specifications, you can do it right from the Chrome browser. Just open the browser and type in “chrome://system” in the address bar. This will bring up a long list of information about your Chromebook. However, I have to warn you, this tool is mainly for the Linux experts, so unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, it can be a bit overwhelming and not very helpful. So, let’s try a different approach.

Chrome Web Store Applications

Luckily, there are two apps available on the Chrome Web Store that offer a much more user-friendly and informative version of this information. These apps are called Cog and System, and if you own a Chromebook, you should definitely have both of them installed. (By the way, Cog and System also work on non-Chromebook devices, so they are great system information apps for everyone.)


The Cog app was developed by a Google employee, and it’s a powerful yet easy-to-use application. Cog organizes your system information into different categories and even provides helpful charts to make it easier for you to understand the data.

With Cog, you can view things like your:

  • Operating system
  • Platform
  • CPU
  • Architecture
  • Memory usage
  • Battery status and level
  • Primary language
  • Plug-ins

The app has a simple and intuitive user interface, and it presents the information in a visually appealing way.

Cog Chromebook app

2 cog App

Introducing the System App

Hey there! I’m here to tell you all about the incredible System app for Chrome. It’s like Cog, but with an even friendlier twist. Let me break it down for you.

When you open the System app, you’ll notice that it organizes all the information into handy categories. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • General: This section covers the basics and provides essential information about your system.
  • Storage: Need to know how much space you have left? Look no further! The Storage category has got you covered.
  • Display: Whether you want to adjust the screen brightness or resolution, this category lets you customize your display settings.
  • Network: Curious about your network connection? The Network section shows you everything you need to know.
  • Media galleries: Explore and manage your media files effortlessly with this category.
  • Current location: Want to know where you are? This section pinpoints your exact location with just a click.
  • App settings: Customization at its finest! The App settings category allows you to personalize your app preferences.

With the System app, you’ll have all the information you need right at your fingertips. It’s simple, intuitive, and designed with you in mind. Give it a try and see how it enhances your browsing experience!

System Chromebook app

When you’re trying to find something specific, this feature makes it a lot easier.

Instead of searching all over your Chromebook, you can use these two apps to quickly access the information you need about your Chromebook and Chrome OS.

Checking How Much Storage You Have on Google Drive

But what about information that isn’t stored on your Chromebook? Since you’re using a Chromebook, most of your larger files are probably saved on Google Drive, which is your cloud storage. So how can you see how much storage you’ve used and how much is left on Google Drive?

  1. First, click on the Launcher icon in the lower left-hand corner of your Chromebook’s display.
  2. Then, when the Launcher opens, select “All Apps” to see all the apps on your Chromebook.All Apps
  3. Next, find the icon that looks like a file folder and says “Files.” Click on it.Files
  4. Once the file folder is open, click on “Google Drive,” and then click on the three small white dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  5. At the bottom of the window that appears, you’ll see how much storage you still have available on Google Drive.Google Drive space avail

Are you running out of space? Here’s how you can find and delete the largest files on your Google Drive.

How to Find the Specs for Your Chromebook

  1. To start, I’ll need you to click on the drop-down menu above and select “Go to…”
  2. Once you’re on the Google Drive page, look for the gear icon in the top right-hand corner and click on it.
  3. In the menu that appears, click on “Settings,” and then select “View items taking up storage.”
  4. Now, it’s time to find the files you want to delete. Simply right-click on a file and choose “Remove.”
  5. But wait, we’re not done yet! It’s important that you also go to the left-hand column and click on “Trash.” Then, in the top right corner, click on the trash can icon and select “DELETE FOREVER.”
  6. In just a few minutes, you’ll see some extra space freed up on your Google Drive.

How to Check Your Chromebook’s Storage

Chrome system

If you want to check how much space you have left on your Chromebook’s hard drive, you don’t need to download an app. Just type “chrome://quota-internals/” into your Google Chrome browser.

This will show you the available internal disk space on your actual Chromebook. On the first page, which is the summary page, you can see a summary of the space. If you click on the “Usage & Quota” tab, you will get more information about which apps are using up the most storage space.

But How Fast Is It Really?

So now that you know your Chromebook’s technical specifications like the processor speed and RAM capacity, you’re probably wondering what that really means for its performance. Is there a way to measure how your Chromebook compares to other Chromebooks or other machines? The answer is yes.

For a long time, Chromebooks used a set of JavaScript benchmarks called Octane, developed by Google. However, Octane has been retired since 2017 and is no longer being actively updated. While you can still use Octane to run benchmark tests, its results may not be as informative since it’s no longer regularly maintained. That’s why many people in the Chromebook world have started using a benchmark called Speedometer, which not only measures the speed of the JavaScript engine but also other aspects of a computer’s performance.

How to Find the Specs for Your Chromebook

A Speedometer run is a quick test that lasts approximately three minutes. It consists of 20 iterations of the same tests, which helps to eliminate any inconsistencies in performance.

How to Find the Specs for Your Chromebook

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3 thoughts on “How to Check the Specs on Your Chromebook”

I’m having trouble downloading Pal on my new Chromebook. It says it’s not compatible, but I can get a smaller version. I can’t find my friend’s panel, control panel, or camera settings either.

Hal Nash says:

I can’t find an app called “System” that looks like the one mentioned in the article. Could you please double-check and let me know where I can find it?

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