Best monitors for Chromebooks for June 2021: HP, ASUS, and more
If you use your Chromebook for work or school, you could use it with a docking station and external monitor. Using an external monitor can provide more screen real estate, and docking stations can offer additional ports for multi-tasking. Professional creative users may also need a monitor with excellent color calibration and accuracy. Whether you’re a pro, or just a Chrome OS user looking to watch Netflix on a bigger screen, our list of the best external monitors for Chromebooks has something for everyone.
Monitors come in a variety of sizes, and span the price spectrum from fairly cheap to incredibly expensive. When choosing an external monitor to use with your favorite Chromebook, you should carefully consider your use-case as well as your budget. Keep in mind you must also consider the available I/O ports available on your Chromebook when picking a monitor. If you need to expand your port selection, the aforementioned docking stations and dongles are the way to go. We’ve rounded up the best monitors for 4K performance, creative professionals, and those looking to get the best overall bang for their buck.
- The HP 24mh is a 24-inch budget monitor that offers a good set of features for the asking price. It uses an IPS panel which means better colors and viewing angles, and it also offers great sRGB coverage. The monitor also features three inputs (HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA), a functional stand with height, pivot, and tilt adjustment, as well as built-in speakers.
- The ASUS ProArt PA279CV is suited for customers looking for an external display for the purpose of photo or video editing. It features a 27-inch 4K resolution IPS panel that offers 100% sRGB coverage, factory calibrated for Delta E < 2 color accuracy and a USB-C port for seamless connectivity.
- If you want a huge external monitor that isn't an UltraWide, consider BenQ's EW3280U. The monitor is beautiful and comes with two USB-C ports that let you daisy-chain two monitors together (if supported by your Chromebook), along with HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. This monitor also includes a remote so you can switch inputs, change the picture quality, and control the volume without having to reach up to the monitor itself.
- If you like the look of a curved monitor, Sceptre has a nice option here. This monitor features a 2560x1080 resolution, which isn't the highest for a large display, but should work for basic use. You can also use a VESA mount to optimize your desk space and workflow. At under $250, this is solid value for curved screen enthusiasts.
- If you like the look of LG's 29WP60G-B but want a bigger display, check out this 34 inch option. LG’s 34-inch UltraWide monitor is a great pick if you want a relatively affordable ultrawide display. With a Full HD display and AMD FreeSync, you should be able to make the most of LG’s impressive display. This 34-inch LG monitor is HDR10 ready with Maxx Audio speakers in the bottom bezel.
- Gaming typically isn't associated with Chromebooks. However, Google's Stadia platforms has changed things a bit on that front. With Stadia you can game on your Chromebook anywhere, and this ASUS gaming monitor is a perfect companion when gaming at home. The 23.8-inch display comes with a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and a 75Hz refresh rate with AMD Freesync compatibility. It also supports unique gaming features like Asus GamePlus and GameVisual to help fine-tune your gaming experience.
These are our picks for the best monitors to use with your Chromebook. You can find a monitor for any size preference or use-case. Many of these monitors can also work with Chromeboxes or Chrome OS tablets. If you need professional level color accuracy, definitely pick up the ASUS ProArt Display 27. Those looking to get the best 4K experience for Netflix will surely enjoy either the HP U28 4K or the LG 24UD58-B, depending on size preference.
No matter which monitor you choose, make sure you have the proper cables and ports available to connect your Chromebook. Let us know about your favorite monitors to pair with Chrome OS in the comments section below.