A new commit in the Chrome OS hardware Gerrit points to something quite exciting for Chromebook users: A 4K resolution device. The new commit points to a device that is codenamed “Atlas” and it supports a native resolution of 3840 x 1260. When “Atlas” makes it to the market, it will be the first device to support native 4K.
Right now, a resolution of 2400 x 1600 is the highest resolution support. That is supported on a number of devices including Google’s own Pixelbook. Bumping things up to 4K however would make Chrome OS a viable video streaming source and would give users maximum visual real estate when they connect it up to a 4K monitor.