M1X MacBook Pros might start at 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, 120Hz screen

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M1X MacBook Pros might start at 16GB RAM, 512GB storage
The 2021 MacBook Pro models could be the latest with 120Hz displays.
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The 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro models expected soon will offer more storage and RAM that their most recent predecessor, according to a tipster. And an expert claims they’ll have 120Hz displays.

Both notebooks will have mini-LED screens and M1X processors, and are likely to be unveiled at the Apple event on October 18.

2021 MacBook Pro models offer upgrades all around

A tipster who goes by Dylandkt reported Tuesday via Twitter that the base models for both sizes of the 2021 MacBook Pro will have 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Those are double the amounts in the 13-inch M1 MacBook released in 2020. But they are the same as the current base model 16-inch MacBook Pro, which uses an Intel processor.

And these macOS notebooks will have 1080p webcams, according to this source. That’s likely to be a welcome improvement for anyone who has to make video calls with the 720p cameras in Apple’s current notebooks.

A new wall power adapter is rumored. Earlier reports have said this will be smaller.

Dylandkt has an 75% accuracy rating according to AppleTrack.

And maybe 120Hz screens

Numerous leaks point to Apple prepping 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro models with mini-LED displays, which will look better than LCDs with standard backlights. And Dylandkt says they’ll have “smaller bezels with no bottom logo.”

Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, took to Twitter to predict on Tuesday that the displays in both the 2021 MacBook Pro models will have a 120Hz refresh rate, which will make everything on the screen move more smoothly. The iPad Pro line has had this for years and Apple recently added it to the iPhone 13 Pro series.

It’s been rumored for months that these Apple laptops will be the return of a built-in SD card reader and an HDMI port. And a MagSafe charger. But no LED Touch Bar.

They could be the highlights of the October Apple event. A larger iMac desktop with an M1X chip that some are expecting won’t launch until 2022, according to Dylandkt.