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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models both feature ProMotion technology, allowing the display to run at as high as 120Hz, down to low as 24Hz, similar to the iPad Pro.


The iPhone 13 Pro, which brought ProMotion to the iPhone for the first time, supports a refresh rate as low as 10Hz, and as high as 120Hz. The new MacBook Pros include the same display technology as the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and can run at 24Hz rather than 10Hz. Similar to iOS 15 and the iPhone 13 Pro, Apple says that macOS Monterey will automatically adapt the refresh rate depending on what a user is doing to save battery life.
ProMotion technology also comes to the Mac on this new display, featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz. ProMotion automatically varies the refresh rate to match the motion of a user's onscreen content to help preserve battery life, and makes tasks more fluid and even more responsive. Video editors can also lock in a refresh rate that is optimal for their footage. The combination of the outstanding XDR performance and super-fluid ProMotion technology make this the world's best notebook display.
The new MacBook Pros are powered by either the M1 Pro or ‌M1‌ Max chip, both featuring significantly more performance compared to the M1 chip, announced last year. Learn more about these new MacBook Pros here.

Article Link: New MacBook Pro Features 120Hz ProMotion Display Similar to iPad Pro


macrumors 6502a
Sep 14, 2011
Between the 120 Hz and M1 Max, is gaming going to be a real thing on Mac going forward?

Edit: By that, I mean be able to run the same PC games and hold their own. I have a few games in mind that currently aren't supported on Mac, let alone M1. I'm somewhat hopeful that something gives, be it Rosetta 2 or something else. Perhaps wishful thinking.


macrumors regular
Nov 2, 2008
Malmö, Sweden
But it does ONLY support 120hz on the built in screen, only 60hz over hdmi and external monitors over the tb/usb-ports. Huge disappointment and shows the lack of interest from Apple.. There is more than a few monitors that supports higher frame rates and if they are serious about 120hz work flows then support for external monitors with it is a must, isn't it?
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