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Chromebook screen: everything you need to know

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Wesley Akkerman

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The Chromebook In many cases, a screen is just a great screen, but nothing stands in the way of using a different or second screen for your work or study. You Chromebook must have an HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI or VGA port, otherwise you cannot connect anything.

A second screen is useful in many cases. For example, you can open your email or a communication service such as Slack, Microsoft Teams or Discord on one screen, while you are working on the other screen. This way you keep control over your daily activities and interpretation.

If you are unsure about how to get a second Chromebook Connect the screen, don't worry. In this article we explain everything you need to think about. We also have some suggestions for you, which are perfect for you Chromebook (Of Chromebox!) to fit. Let's start quickly.

Chromebook link screen

You connect an external screen via one of the ports below:

  • HDMI
  • DisplayPort
  • DVI
  • VGA

Are you unsure about which ports your Chromebook has or not? You will find everything about it within the specs of the device. Are you looking for Chromebook online again, pick up the manual or check whether the side of the box reveals that information. That information is so outdated.

Via: Lenovo

If it happens that the screen is not immediately recognized, you can press the Display button. Be sure that the Chromebook monitor is connected with a correct cable and through the correct port. The ports are all located on the left and right side of the device.

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In many cases you will have to deal with an HDMI port or DisplayPort. But sometimes you need an extra adapter for the connection. Some Chromebooks have a micro or mini HDMI connector, so the regular cable won't fit. Then you need a coupler.

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Chromebook use screen

If you have linked everything correctly, it is important to display the correct image on it.

  1. Select the time in the bottom right corner.
  2. Select Settings (the gear icon).
  3. In the Device section, click Screens.
  4. Now select the Built-in Screen Mirroring option. This option appears when an external display is connected.
  5. Are you planning to use only the external display? Then press and hold the Decrease Brightness key. Then the system switches automatically.
Chromebook rear end
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You can customize the external display even further, if you want. To do this, follow the first three steps from the overview above and then proceed as follows.

  1. If you choose Built-in screen, you adjust the settings of the Chromebook screen on. Therefore, select the display name to customize that specific display.
  2. The options in the Screen size section adjust the size of the various components. You can also rotate the screen in the Orientation section, if necessary.
  3. Then we have some optional options.
    • In the Monitor tab you can change the sharpness of the screen. To do this, choose an option under Resolution.
    • You can also change the frequency of screen updates. The higher the refresh rate, the more often the images are refreshed per second.

Furthermore, it is good to HDR to appoint. If you Chromebook does not support high dynamic range, then the images will not be displayed as such - it does not matter whether your external screen supports HDR. Basically, the Chromebook offer support for it.

Finally, there is another option that allows you to realize one large desktop. The screen in the Chromebook and the external Chromebook screen are then merged into one whole, so that you can use both displays together. Then you can install both devices side by side.

You will find all the possibilities of it Chromebook display (both external and internal) by copying the following line into the browser's search bar: chrome://settings/display. There you look for the text Enable Unified Desktop mode. Or you use Ctrl + F4 to switch.

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Tips for Chromebook displays

Now that you know how to make one Chromebook connects and adjusts your screen, it's time to look at a selection from the range of monitors. We cover three fairly affordable ones Chromebook displays in this article, which can be used in many situations.


iiyama ProLite XUB2492HSU-B1

iiyama ProLite XUB2492HSU-B1
Via: iiyama
View the current price for the iiyama ProLite XUB2492HSU-B1

The first display is the iiyama ProLite XUB2492HSU-B1. This is a 24-inch monitor that is mainly intended for working and studying. The Chromebook monitor is adjustable, so you can adjust it to your working position. But a book under the leg can of course also help.

The Full HD screen can be tilted, swiveled and rotated, so there's a good chance you'll find a nice position for the work you're doing. The IPS panel provides a wide viewing angle and displays colors in a nice way. A disadvantage may be the response time of 5 milliseconds. As a result, the screen is less suitable for the gamers among us.

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Monitor Chromebook
Via: AOC
View the current price for the AOC i2490PXQU/BT

The AOC i2490PXQU/BT is also a 24-inch IPS monitor with Full HD resolution. It has 100% coverage of the sRGB color spectrum, so you can view and edit great photos and videos on it. Vibration-free technology is also present, making it Chromebook screen does not form such an attack on your eyes.

And if you have to work again in the evening, it's nice to know that there's a built-in blue light filter. That saves tension, so at the end of the day. Moreover, this monitor is also adjustable (but not as flexible as the screen above) and you have to take into account a response time of about four milliseconds.

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Samsung LS27R650

Chromebook screen
Via: Samsung
View the current price for the Samsung LS27R650

At 27 inches in size, the Samsung LS27R650FDUXEN is the largest monitor on this short list. The monitor is intended for business users, which is reflected in the sleek design. The edges on the side are also kept narrow, so that you can place an extra monitor next to it (if you like), without being confronted with a thick screen bezel.

Because you do Chromebook you can rotate and rotate the screen, you will soon work in an ergonomic working posture. Thanks to the IPS display, the viewing angle is not only large, but the colors are also reproduced very well. Finally, this model also has flicker-free technology and a blue light filter, so that the deposit on your eyes is kept to a minimum throughout the day.

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