Chromebooks are popular for their ultra-simple user interface and bloat-free operating system. Unlike Windows, you won’t find system tools like Device Manager, Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, etc. here. Google thinks you don’t need such tools to check system performance, because Chrome OS is not a resource hog. However, that seems to be changing as Google added a new Chrome URL called System Internals that lets you monitor system performance in a Chromebook. You can view system metrics like CPU usage, RAM allocation, etc. So, if you want to know how to access system performance in a Chromebook, follow this.

Monitor System Performance in a Chromebook

1. Open Chrome and paste the path below in the address bar and press Enter.


2. A System Internals window will open. Here you can monitor your Chromebook’s system performance, such as CPU usage, memory allocation and ZRAM information.

3. For more information on processor cores, click on the hamburger menu located at the top left corner and click on “CPU”.

4. Here you will find CPU performance on your Chromebook with a real-time graph of each core. You can click on the core to view or remove performance data for that particular core from the graph. You can also right-click on the graph and save it as an image for future reference.

5. Similarly, to understand RAM usage, go to the hamburger menu and open “RAM”. Here too, you can monitor the RAM performance on your Chromebook in real time. Just like CPU cores, you can click on the memory type to show or hide usage in the composite chart.

6. Finally, you can see ZRAM performance in a Chromebook from the same sidebar. ZRAM is a kind of swap memory but it is allocated in RAM.

List of popular Chromebooks

Our tutorial will work with all of the following Chromebooks. This list is not exhaustive and is here only as an example.

Brand Model name
Acer Acer Chromebook 315
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C2C3
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C296
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C4QE
Acer Chromebook CB315-2HT-44MJ
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C3J0
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C5JS
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C6XF
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C36A
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C16B
Acer Chromebook 314
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C34N
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C66Z
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C02A
Acer Chromebook 311
Acer Chromebook CB311-9HT-C4UM
Acer Chromebook CB311-9H-C12A
Acer Chromebook 311 – CP311-3H-K5GD
Acer Chromebook CB311-9H-C7C8
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 – CP713-2W-79H3
Acer Chromebook 512 – C851-C1J7
Acer Chromebook 311 Touch – CB311-9HT-C4UM
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 – CP311-3H-K5GD
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-I7V16GNKM4
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-4GKM4
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-4GNKM4
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-51EA
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 – CP713-2W-79H3
Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-76M7
Chromebook Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-813G
Acer Chromebook Spin 514
Acer Chromebook 311 C733-C0FK
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-P7ZZ
ASUS ASUS Chromebook C204EE
ASUS Chromebook C403NA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C214MA
ASUS Chromebook C203XA
ASUS Chromebook C202XA
ASUS Chromebook 14 C425TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C434TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C433TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA
ASUS Chromebook C202SA
ASUS C423NA Chromebook
ASUS Chromebook C523NA
ASUS Chromebook C223NA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C101PA
google Google Pixelbook Go GA00521-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00519-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00526-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00124-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00519-EN
Google Pixelbook Go GA00523-US
Google Pixel Slate C1A
HP HP Chromebook – 14a-na0003tu
HP Chromebook 11A G6 EE
HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0010TU
HP Chromebook – 14a-na0002tu
HP Chromebook – 11-v010nr
HP Chromebook – 15-de0010nr
HP Chromebook – 14-db0030nr
HP Chromebook – 14-db0020nr
HP Chromebook – 15-de0015nr
HP Chromebook – 14a-na0097nr
HP Chromebook – 14a touch optional
HP Chromebook – 14-db0098nr
HP Chromebook 11a-nb0047nr
HP Chromebook 11a 11a-na0010nr
HP Chromebook 11a 11a-na0060nr
HP Chromebook 14A G5
HP Chromebook Enterprise 14A G5
HP Chromebook 11A G6 Education Edition PC
HP Chromebook 14A G5
HP Chromebook 11A G8 Education Edition
HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 EE
HP Chromebook Pro c640
HP Chromebook 11A G8 Education Edition
HP Chromebook 14A G5 Laptop
HP Chromebook Pro c640
HP Elite c1030 Chromebook
HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise
HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Laptop
HP Chromebook Pro c645
HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0010nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14c-ca0065nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14b-ca0010nr
HP Chromebook x360 14a-ca0097nr
HP Chromebook x360 14c-ca0085nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14ct-ca000
HP Chromebook 11 G1 1NW60UT Laptop
HP Chromebook – 14-ca020nr
HP Chromebook 11 G6 Education Edition 3PD94UT
HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE – Customizable
Lenovo Chromebook Duo (10.1″) 2 in 1
Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet
Chromebook 500e 2nd Gen (11.6″) Intel
Chromebook 300e 2nd Gen (11.6″)
Chromebook 100e 2nd Gen (11.6″)
Chromebook 14e (14″)
Chromebook C340 (11″)
Chromebook C330 (11.6″)
Chromebook Yoga (15.6″)
Chromebook 3 (14″)
Lenovo Chromebook S345 (14″)
Chromebook Flex 3i (11″)
Chromebook Flex 5 (13″)
AMD Chromebook 100e 2nd Gen (11.6-inch)
AMD Chromebook 300e 2nd Gen (11.6″)
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Chromebooks
Samsung Chromebook Plus (LTE)
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
Samsung Chromebook 4+
Samsung Chromebook 4
Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2)
Samsung Chromebook 3
Samsung Chromebook Plus

View System Performance in a Chromebook

This is how you can monitor system performance in a Chromebook and understand how well your machine is performing. In Windows 10, there is a full-fledged task manager where you can view all running tasks and also monitor system performance. You don’t get such a detailed view here, but System Internals does start to offer much-needed information.

When it comes to Task Manager, you need to run a special Chromebook keyboard shortcut. Just press Search + Esc to view all background processes and you can even kill tasks like Windows 10. Anyway, this is all from us. If you want to learn more about these Chrome OS tips and tricks, follow our linked guide.