Jul 06, 2016

How to use an external monitor with a Chromebook?

I have an older HP Chromebook that has a horrible display. In fact, I bought a new Toshiba Chromebook to replace it because of this, so now the HP is just sitting on a shelf. Is there a way to use it with an external monitor? Other than the wretched display, there isn’t anything wrong with the old Chromebook, and it would be good to get some use out of it.
Taken from the Google support page:
"You can connect your Chromebook to a monitor or TV with an available HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, or VGA port. The instructions included with your Chromebook will tell you what type of adapter you need.

After you connect, you can:

Extend your desktop to display across multiple screens
Mirror your display to show the same image on your Chromebook and a separate monitor
Connect a monitor
To connect your Chromebook to a separate monitor or TV, plug the monitor into the appropriate port on your Chromebook:

Find the display output and input ports on your Chromebook. If you’re not sure which ports to use, refer to the instructions included with your Chromebook.
Use these two ports to find the correct adapter (ex. DisplayPort to HDMI)."

For additional information on calibration and monitor adjustments see the suppost page https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1060909?hl=en
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