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Chromebook Pixel gets even better by enabling the full resolution

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The Chromebook Pixel has one of the absolutely best laptop screens on the market, period. That much is undeniable, but what many people don’t know is that, until now, its full resolution hasn’t been available to end users. Up until now, users have only been able to set the resolution to a maximum of 1920 x 1275 – a high resolution, to be sure, but not all that the Pixel is capable of.

In the latest dev update, users can now set the Pixel’s resolution to the maximum the hardware is capable of: a full 2560 x 1700. News of this change comes via Google’s Chrome evangelist François Beafort on Google+. To adjust the setting on your Pixel, simply navigate to chrome://settings/display and select 2560×1700. You can also toggle between different resolutions by pressing Ctrl + Shift + multiple times.

While most UI elements will appear smaller at this resolution, text will also appear sharper, and pictures and movies will look better than ever.



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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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5 thoughts on “Chromebook Pixel gets even better by enabling the full resolution

  • Wow…that’s like buying a Ferrari and only being allowed to use 3/4s of the engine’s capability.

    • Avatar of Aaron Orquia

      I agree, I wonder why it was restricted in the first place. Perhaps just limitations on ChromeOS?

      • I’ve noticed that when I increase the resolution, my Pixel struggles a bit more and gets a little laggy. We have to remember, even though this thing is a beast, it is still using last year’s chips. :-/

        • Avatar of Aaron Orquia

          That is just a bit disappointing, especially for such an expensive and otherwise very good device.


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