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Accessories supported on Dell Chromebook Computers


Table of Contents:

  1. Items supported by Chromebook
  2. Unsupported items

1. Items supported by Chromebook

These USB devices are supported:

  • USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • USB hubs
  • Optical drives
  • External hard drives
  • Webcams
  • MP3 players that are recognized as flash drives.
  • Android phones/tablets
  • Barcode scanners that are recognized as keyboard devices
  • Flash drives
    Note: Only USB 2.0 drives should be used for reimaging the Chromebook, and the 4 GB size is recommended.

These devices MAY be supported

  • Some digital cameras
  • Ethernet adapters (Must be e1000 compliant. Generic devices do not appear to operate as well as more mainstream brands.)

Supported Bluetooth Devices:

  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Hard drives
  • Speakers
  • Headsets, headphones, and microphones that comply with A2DP standard
    Note: There is not a clearly defined list of compliant devices, some may function, others may not.

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) support

  • Direct connection to monitors, TVs, and projectors (Generic devices do not appear to operate as well as more mainstream brands. )
  • HDMI to other video connector adapters (Generic devices do not appear to operate as well as more mainstream brands. HDMI to VGA conversion generally has poor results, and active adapters tend to work better than passive adapters.)

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2. Unsupported items

USB devices that are not supported:

  • Printers (but they are supported through Google Cloud Print. )
  • Port replicators/docking stations. The USB ports may work, but no video will be displayed to external monitors through the dock. Chrome OS only supports DisplayLink video over USB technology in version 51 and later revisions.)
  • Any device that requires special drivers or software.

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Article ID: SLN289073

Last Date Modified: 11/16/2016 07:52 AM


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