New MacBook Pros could get 120Hz Mini-LED screens – but at what cost?

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Apple is expected to launch new MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) and MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) models, which both feature 120Hz mini-LED screens, according to a fresh rumour, with these reportedly upcoming laptops There is more speculation about .

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The theory is that these revised models will arrive early next week at Apple’s big event on October 18th, with analyst Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, via Twitter with the latest details about those nifty displays. Will give

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So, as you can see, the Mini-LED screen can have a refresh rate of 120Hz, and somewhere in the Young Tweets He: “Panel suppliers are the same between the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro – LG Display and Sharp. Expect similar technology – oxide backplane, MiniLED backlights and 120Hz refresh rate.

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Analysts say the presence of the Mini-LED on the new MacBook is “100% confirmed”—obviously take that with a pinch of salt, though it’s a useful measure given how confident Young is in this claim. Both the rumored 14-inch and 16-inch models should have similar screens (albeit different sizes, obviously).

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Young further notes that the possibility is that mini-LED screens will have variable refresh rates, like the iPad Pro, so that when 120Hz is not needed, the refresh rate will be lowered to help reduce the display’s battery demands. Can go , and therefore extend longevity. It certainly makes sense, and it’s the same promotion technology used in the iPad.

Nerdshala saw the above tweet, and also flagged a separate rumor from the leaker (and iOS developer) Delandkat Arguing that both the MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch laptops for the entry-level model can run with 16GB of system RAM and 512GB of storage as a baseline. It’s stepping things up from the current 13-inch Pro, which starts at 8GB plus 256GB of storage.

The leaker rebutted another rumor of an upgraded 1080p webcam, and of course these machines are expected to use a new M1X chip, a step ahead of the current M1. The M1X will be a 10-core CPU and will be the same configuration for both the new MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch, apparently.

Dylandkt also predicts that mini-LED screens will be coming, as well as smaller bezels, and regarding the 120Hz rumor above, that notes That “120Hz was being tested on a Mac prototype earlier this year, but I have no clue when it’s coming out or what model it’s being tested on”.

The leaker also believes there will be a new charging brick (possibly needed for the rumored Switch for MagSafe charging), and re-emphasizes that the Touch Bar is being discontinued.

Analysis: The beefy MacBook model with all the bells and whistles – but what about the price?

Rumors of gorgeous mini-LED screens have been swirling for some time now, but there’s going to be a cost for a seriously fancy (presumably 120Hz Promotion) display, right?

Naturally, and Dylandkt took note of that theme, the price difference between the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will be “much narrower than the 13 and 16 available today.”

Which largely appears as a warning that the new 14-inch form-factor will be expensive.

In fact, the leaker has already said so much, and the likely reality is that such a MacBook Pro 14-inch could be offered at a starting price of $2,000 for an entry-level machine. Remember, there’s a lot of new technology here in theory, a powerful new CPU (supposedly matching the performance of the M1X 16-inch model), nifty screens, and tons of other changes, so Apple has to ask for a premium. It is very easy to imagine.

Then, brace yourself on that front—though there’s always the possibility that Apple may retain the current MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1) as the more affordable end of the Pro laptop range.

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