“Upcoming MacBook Pro will get 120Hz Mini-LED display”

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Upcoming MacBook Pros with 120 Hz mini LED?

Apple announced the Unleashed event earlier tonight, which will take place on Monday, October 18. There have been rumors about these MacBooks for a long time. Display expert Ross Young now adds one more: the new models would be equipped with mini-LED screens with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This is identical to the 120 Hz refresh of the new iPhone 13 Pro's. It's in both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, and according to Young, it's “100% confirmed”.

Young also says that Apple will engage the same suppliers for the display panels that they already make for the iPad Pro, namely LG Display and Sharp. Young is sure about mini-LED, but is still wary of whether the ProMotion feature is present. “We believe it's 120Hz,” writes Young in response to a question. This gives you a variable refresh rate that can be reduced to 24 Hz (iPad) or 10 Hz (iPhone) for static content, which saves the battery. At the maximum value, you get smoother animations and a screen that responds more quickly when scrolling. If you quickly flip through a document, you can still read the text well. Furthermore, it is also very suitable for games with fast image changes.

Earlier, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman mentioned the possibility of mini-LEDs in the MacBook Pros. In fact, Gurman promises the biggest change since 2016. Inside is a redesigned chip, which has been given the name M1X and is more powerful than the current M1 model. It is expected to be equipped with 10 cores, of which 8 are performance-oriented and 2 energy-efficient cores. You can also choose 16- and 32-core GPUs with support for 64GB RAM.

Apple's October event will take place on Monday the 18th at 7:00 PM CET and iCulture is of course from the party to report! Read our October event preview to be fully informed!