If you are curious about the performance of your computer, there is nothing better than a live view of system resource usage statistics. Chromebooks have a hidden dashboard that you may not be familiar with. Here̵7;s how to find it.
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Performance monitoring is something commonly associated with high-end Windows machines, but there’s no reason why you should not be interested in these statistics on a Chromebook as well. It’s surprisingly easy to do.
Sign in to your Chromebook
chrome://sys-internals/ in the address bar and then press “Enter” on the keyboard.
This opens the “System Internals” overview page. There are three columns for “CPU”, “Memory” and “Zram.” This page is updated in real time to show how your Chromebook runs.
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To dive deeper into these columns, click on the hamburger menu icon at the top left.
Let’s first take a look at “CPU”. Select it from the sidebar.
CPU performance is displayed in real time on a scrolling chart. On the left side, you can click on each CPU core to add or remove it from the chart. Right-click anywhere to save the current view as an image.
Then click on the menu icon in the upper left corner again and select “Memory” in the sidebar.
We are now watching a live view of memory usage. You can click on the options in the sidebar to show or hide them in the chart. Right-click anywhere to save the current view as an image.
Finally, click on the menu icon again and select “Zram” in the sidebar.
Like the other screens, you watch Zram usage in real time. Again, you can click on the objects in the sidebar to show or hide them in the chart and right-click anywhere to save the image.
To return to the overview screen, open the menu and select “Info”.
Because the System Internals page is accessible via the address bar, it can be saved as a bookmark or added to the bookmarks bar for easy access like any other web page.