How to connect two monitors to a Dual display setup to your Chromebox

How to connect two monitors to a Dual display setup to your Chromebox

I love using my Chromebox when I need to be productive. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Chromebook too but when it comes to work that is serious don’t think you can beat a Chromebox setup. Find out more about the benefits of a Chromebox compared to a Chromebook.

When I first started Chrome Computing just over a year ago I was using a Chromebook. It was fine but I soon realised I could be more productive with a desktop PC setup. I purchased an Asus Chromebox 3 and connected it to my existing 27-inch display. My productivity increased, which I think is a complete lot to do with your mindset. Find out if a Chromebox is right for you.

I recently decided to create a second Chromebox setup in my living room, so thought it was the perfect opportunity to go for a dual display setup. I knew this would improve my productivity even more.

HOW TO CREATE A DUAL DISPLAY SETUP FOR A CHROMEBOX

The first thing you need is a Chromebox that supports display that is dual. Not all Chromebox computers do, so it’s important you check with your manufacturer. A USB is needed by you Type-C port that supports DisplayPort.

There are different ways you can achieve a dual-display setup and this depends on the PC monitors you choose. The setup in this post explains how to achieve it monitors that are using an HDMI connection.

To create a setup that is dual-display need the following:

The Asus Chromebox 3 comes with one HDMI port to connect a display to your computer. You connect the display that is first normal using one of the HDMI leads.

The monitor that is second connected via the USB Type-C connection, which must support ‘DisplayPort’. The Asus Chromebox 3 supports DisplayPort, which makes connecting a display that is second. Most monitors only come with an HDMI connection and not a Type C. To resolve this you need the USB C to HDMI adapter, which will allow you to add a display that is further your Chromebox. I’ve listed two adapters below from Amazon for both UK and USA readers. Continue reading “How to connect two monitors to a Dual display setup to your Chromebox”