If you’re curious about your computer’s performance, there is nothing better than a live display of system resource usage statistics. Chromebooks have a hidden performance dashboard that you might not know about. Here’s how to find it.
Performance monitoring is something that high-end Windows machines are usually associated with, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be interested in these stats on Chromebooks either. It’s very easy to do.
On your Chromebook, enter chrome: // sys-internals / in the address bar, then press “Enter” on your keyboard.
This opens the “Internal System” overview page. There are three columns for “CPU,” “Memory,” and “Zram.” This page is updated in real time to show how your Chromebook works.
To dive deeper into this column, click the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner.
First, let’s look at “CPU”. Choose from the sidebar.
CPU performance is shown real-time on a scrolling graph. On the left side, you can click on each CPU core to add or remove it from the graphic. Right-click anywhere to save the current view as an image.
Next, click again on the menu icon in the top left corner and select “Memory” from the sidebar.
We now see a live view of memory usage. You can click 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 the menu icon again and select “Zram” from the sidebar.
Like any other screen, you see real-time Zram usage. Again, you can click an item in the sidebar to show or hide it in the chart and right-click anywhere to save the image.
To return to the overview screen, open the menu and select “Info.”
Since Internal System pages are accessible via the address bar, they can be saved as bookmarks or added to bookmarks bar for easy access like any other web page.