What to expect when buying a Chromebook with a 120Hz display

Thursday, November 24, 2022 • 4:40 EST

In the last few months, manufacturers have unveiled not one, but two gaming-ready Chromebooks that include a display with a 120Hz refresh rate. After using a Chromebook with a 120Hz display, I’m impressed with the things that work well, but ChromeOS still has some catching up to do. Those are the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Gaming Chromebook and Acer Chromebook 516 GE. I just hope those enhancements arrive in time to enjoy them on the otherwise excellent Acer Chromebook 516 GE. Hopefully, once the ChromeOS team finds a solution, Android, Steam, and cloud games will all be equally able to play at 120Hz. Beyond that, much of the core ChromeOS experience runs quite smoothly at 120Hz. When Google released the Pixel Slate in 2018, ChromeOS had just launched the bare minimum of tablet support — despite the company’s previous hopes to release the 2015 Pixel C as a ChromeOS tablet. • Google ramping up ChromeOS testing with ‘Beta Tester Hub,’ sign-ups now open • ChromeOS may soon offer screen recording to animated GIFs • Soon, your Chromebook will make a fun sound when you plug it in Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news: (9to5google.com). Continue reading.

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