You can now take advantage of the Chromebook Pixel’s full resolution!


The Chromebook Pixel arguably has the best display in any laptop computer, but we haven’t even touched its full potential yet! Though its native resolution is 2560x1700p, but so far we have only been able to set the resolution to 1920x1275p. This changes with the latest Chrome OS Dev update!

Chrome OS Dev users can now turn on the native, full 2560x1700p resolution of the Chromebook Pixel. It’s a little sad to see a lot of those pixels have been going to waste – but it’s better late than never, right?

How to activate full Chromebook Pixel’s full resolution


Remember, you MUST be using Chrome OS Dev (at least for now). There are two ways to do this:

  • The easiest way is to go to chrome://settings/display and select 2560×1700.
  • You can also press + + “-” multiple times to switch between resolutions.

Let’s hope stable release users get this option soon. The Chromebook Pixel display is already stunning at the lower resolution, it will only get better with its full potential unleashed.

Smaller text will now be even crisper, movies will look like you are watching them through a window and photos will be life-like. Can’t complain!


[François Beaufort]