I took apart Apple's new M1 Mac Mini

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11 days ago

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The latest Mac Mini is using Apple's M1 processor, but instead of turning it on, I decided to take it apart. I hope I didn't break it.
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Comments
Lolers TME
Lolers TME Hour ago
"15x Faster GPU" The only thing that it's 15x faster than is Intel UHD Graphics from 2009
Prince Westerburg
Prince Westerburg 4 hours ago
So do you reckon you could Hackintosh it? XD
WildApple / OP Plays
WildApple / OP Plays 7 hours ago
Why didn't you remove the wifi antenna cable, so that you could show the whole board? Or is the cable soldered?
Jay Koerner
Jay Koerner 14 hours ago
I am near certain the lack of gpu support is entirely driver based, pcie is pcie wo i cant assume thats the issue
Johnny C.
Johnny C. 19 hours ago
How do you run 6 channels, that's my question...?
Yasmin Torvalds
Yasmin Torvalds Day ago
_Up to..._ includes no improvement, including the possibility of "worse" But people hear what they want to hear.
Kevs
Kevs Day ago
This looks like a good plex server
matt kim
matt kim Day ago
I'm fairly confident that Linus reassembled the whole product without the actual cooler in it before he noticed.
Silver Spoon
Silver Spoon Day ago
>8 or 16 gigs, all proprietary stuff, obsolete on the shelves. back in my days we used to call this kind of thing a terminal. not a computer. hell even the HP/Wyse/Dell terminals actually have hardware inside you can upgrade, and closer to a SNES-sized PC. this mac can be adequately called a terminal.
Jonathan Brawn
Jonathan Brawn Day ago
I imagine there's no SODIMM option because there isn't a "normal" memory controller on the M1 SoC, so to add SODIMM support they'd have to also add a suitable memory controller, and bring all those needed signals off-chip.
Emmanuel Campos
Emmanuel Campos Day ago
All paper means greater deforestation, plastic at least is trully recyclable
Garret Zenanko
Garret Zenanko Day ago
Apple is trying to destroy the planet by making an unupgradable Mac mini.
Hare deLune
Hare deLune Day ago
"And this is, of course, where the disappointment starts." Excellent assessment and summation! 👍
Adham Abousalem
Adham Abousalem Day ago
This was so helpful, thank you very much! I just now realized that one of my major mistakes is that I only always see and think about territory right away from the beginning.
Adil Gaad
Adil Gaad Day ago
Linus with beard is greater 8x times than the shaved one .
RAY NL
RAY NL Day ago
Isn't the warranty voided by opening it in the first place? Or by just looking at it...?
sitendu goswami
sitendu goswami Day ago
Could you please for heaven's sake stop tapping the electronic components while speaking?
但丁DANTE
但丁DANTE Day ago
can it gaming🤣
Everything of world
Everything of world Day ago
It looks like that...Linus.... Is deprived from sleeping now a days. 🕴️🕴️🕴️
Chris Shelswell
Chris Shelswell Day ago
How can people watch this? It’s like the worst commercial I’ve seen. Fair play to LTS but hell, this was utterly boring
Chris Shelswell
Chris Shelswell Day ago
You know why I don’t pay for USshow premium? It doesn’t get rid of the really annoying adverts
Diloman64
Diloman64 Day ago
change that ugly t-shirt
Juno W.
Juno W. Day ago
Why he talk like shouting?
YouTube Commenter
YouTube Commenter Day ago
LTT arrogance.....
Ant Rosa
Ant Rosa 2 days ago
Is that a ltt store shirt ?
Glory Hold
Glory Hold 2 days ago
Bold yet true huh no other ultra book can touch the new Mac m1
Swanny Dabs
Swanny Dabs 2 days ago
FUCK PIA THEY'RE BLOCKING WINDOWS 7
Strt-Slct
Strt-Slct 2 days ago
Those USB-A ports are not 3.1 Gen 2 ports. They’re labelled on Apple’s site as up to 5Gb/s each, so at best they’re 3.1 Gen 1 ports.
daillengineer
daillengineer 2 days ago
Having a lot of issues with my M1 Mini and the Magic Mouse 2 not working well. Lots of connection issues.
Rainbow
Rainbow 2 days ago
If you want to judge a computer that 100’s of people put effort into creating you can at least brush your hair for the video, it’s called dressing for the job you want
Michael O
Michael O 2 days ago
Bad cooling.... What a f*&king suprice..
DaBstOkinawa
DaBstOkinawa 2 days ago
2020 wont end until you shave that damn beard
Paweł Przeczewski
Paweł Przeczewski 2 days ago
I'm watching this 3rd time, and still ... there is no soDIMM slots.
Davaskye DeBique
Davaskye DeBique 2 days ago
Who else is watching M1 videos knowing damn well they can't afford them?
erika flores
erika flores 2 days ago
I feel like they didn't change the size of the Mac mini is because when they launch the newer Mac mini they can announce "it's 9% thinner 20% smaller 13% lighter"
InTeCredo
InTeCredo 2 days ago
Why can't you just disconnect the fucking WiFi cable in the first place? It's like seeing a person with snot hanging loosely from the nostril.
SevenDeMagnus
SevenDeMagnus 2 days ago
Yes,  Silicon Macs are the ones to buy- trade-in or sell all PCs and Mac and gadgets. God bless, Rev. 21:4
DriitzzCabal
DriitzzCabal 2 days ago
so ugh linus what is a mac mini ? i heard you complaining and dissassembling , looks to be a bigger phone without any of the phone features ... who needs that besides iJustine?
James Ian Gray
James Ian Gray 3 days ago
Are we thinking that later models of the Silicon will include Cellular as well? Is there a need?
appr oved
appr oved 3 days ago
ok finally home on big screen . it will be limited as is ! but a little bit of diy! and this thing is fast
Hairy Pancake
Hairy Pancake 3 days ago
So, they just left all space just to collect dust. . . . Interesting . . .
Jason Kaushik
Jason Kaushik 3 days ago
How is mac still selling computers? It just doesn't make any sense whatsoever to buy this product.
Saeed M
Saeed M 3 days ago
They dont support 10gb cause no one will ever buy mac pro if they included it in their mac mini 😅🤣
bilinas mini
bilinas mini 3 days ago
Linus: Handling products with care since never.
GRANTFROM GOOLWA
GRANTFROM GOOLWA 3 days ago
IF X86 loses it dominance //X86 has already lost ...oh yeah and FUCK BLENDER.
FrostByte 128
FrostByte 128 3 days ago
Board Poker!
Jaime Chereau
Jaime Chereau 3 days ago
Apple has made the first move, but the checkmate could be given by Microsoft. jchereau.medium.com/apple-has-made-the-first-move-but-the-checkmate-could-be-given-by-microsoft-30a818b5e546
bilinas mini
bilinas mini 3 days ago
So considering how much empty space there is, do ya think there will be a fancier more powerful version coming soon?
DaCarnival
DaCarnival 3 days ago
Why is there still no Linus Tech Tips video on these M1 computers? Is it simply too good for your PC audience to stomach? Aren't you guys about to miss the YT-algorithm-moment here?
JUL IEN
JUL IEN 3 days ago
Scam. I have an iMac with steam. What will happen to my games if I move to Mac arm?
My Soundtracks
My Soundtracks 3 days ago
When LTT supports two VPNs (they could support more, but that’s all I’ve seen): which one do I get?
Richard Williams
Richard Williams 3 days ago
Why would you expect expandable memory when we all know it's in the SoC?
Richard Williams
Richard Williams 3 days ago
This guy just loves to hate Apple. And I wouldn't trust anything he's taken to bits.
Ernest Pierce
Ernest Pierce 3 days ago
Only an Idiot cares about package presentation. Just sayin.
That One Guy With A Moustache
That One Guy With A Moustache 3 days ago
Apple still including a power cable with their products, have they gone mad?
Scott Pigeon
Scott Pigeon 3 days ago
I wonder if its internals would fit in the 2010 chassis so you could add a slim Blu-ray drive, with sata to usb cable of course.
Popular Media
Popular Media 4 days ago
Will it run a good OS like windows 10?
Anand Shah
Anand Shah 4 days ago
Man, linus is getting old. He finna be Uncle Linus
guguilviz
guguilviz 4 days ago
We want Anthony with the review...
Hobbit
Hobbit 4 days ago
5:48 that's what you get for 700$ from apple..
andreev_pix
andreev_pix 4 days ago
Can I upgrade here RAM memory?
James Junghanns
James Junghanns 4 days ago
Intel OG Core Macs (and they were 32-bit, too).
Predictable Enigma
Predictable Enigma 4 days ago
So considering how much empty space there is, do ya think there will be a fancier more powerful version coming soon?
Ast!
Ast! 4 days ago
bruh this dude complaining about 1 gbps while i sit over here with 200kbps
Roman Koal
Roman Koal 4 days ago
The M1 doesn‘t have enough PCI-e Lanes for 10Gbit and 4 TB3/USB4 Ports. I think they will fix it with the next release. I guess it is because they wanted to release this new models as entry models as fast as possible (Christmas is coming).
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan 4 days ago
RISC internally
jimbobbyrnes
jimbobbyrnes 4 days ago
why do they have Ifixit gear? they don't fix anything.
jimbobbyrnes
jimbobbyrnes 4 days ago
so much hype for what will become a brick in a year or 2
Andrew Sadikov
Andrew Sadikov 4 days ago
Linus I love you but why would Apple’s new “unified memory” be upgradeable? It’s not DDR4. It’s not just a stick. It's completely different. Storage, yes be upset we can't stick our own m.2 in there but “unified memory” is obviously not upgradable. Do you upgrade the ram in your phone? Or maybe you’d like to upgrade the cache on a processor?
Benjamin McEwan
Benjamin McEwan 4 days ago
Why is it the same number of dollars US as Pounds GB £699 $699 - stupid.- Apple should make this with 16 GB incorporated and let you upgrade with SODIMM DDR4 RAM and NVME slots and included somehow more USB slots so you can get a decent keyboard and mouse working and then still more devices connected. (I think in at least 6 to 8 months the compatibility will be significantly better) and it will run a bit better. This board is about the same size as a medium performance graphics card.
Benjamin McEwan
Benjamin McEwan 4 days ago
www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2020/11/21/apple-macbook-pro-13-m1-reviewwhy-you-might-want-to-pass/?sh=c24dd3d786a8 Apple Silicon has serious compatbility issues, only 5 hour battery life not 10 hours and it does fan up and get hot running Zoom calls. Docker, MS teams etc and some drivers arent supported. The reviewers seem to have different systems to commercial models or their reviews arent applicable to actual/realistic use.
IVAN-ENT
IVAN-ENT 4 days ago
#RIGHTTOREPAIR
Chris Eichenberg
Chris Eichenberg 4 days ago
Can you do an overheating test? I have a mini server in a remote area where cooling isn't a viable option and the room at times can hit the 90's. Would love to see how the M1 can deal with warm server environments
Walker Firmin
Walker Firmin 4 days ago
Very disappointed with Apple. They keep going in the wrong direction. First they charged insane amounts for RAM and storage upgrades. Then they remove the option to upgrade storage. I am thinking if they add the m.2 back on the next generation I’ll buy it, then next gen comes around then remove the RAM’s SODIMM slots and they remove the 64GB RAM option and give you a max of 16GB RAM and they take away two of the four thunderbolt ports. They need Steve Jobs back.
Uday Yadav
Uday Yadav 4 days ago
he left the fan out
N C
N C 4 days ago
men...your writers really hate Apple, may be think about hiring engineers to review tech instead of high school drop outs? , then proper writers to fix the script after being curated by someone who actually understands tech, I do not care for multibillion corporations but being biassed against apple is so boring
KuruGDI
KuruGDI 4 days ago
Hold your horses, it comes with a headphone jack AND a power cord? To be honest I'm really surprised Apple really was able to pull that one off. This is seriously a Mac? My New Laptop has more beef than this flat chested piece of nothing and it costs about the same as the tested version. My Laptop includes a good screen though!
TheMadMedek
TheMadMedek 4 days ago
So can you easily play mobile games on this thing?
NEWSMAN SUPER
NEWSMAN SUPER 4 days ago
watching on my 16gb 2012, 2 x HD exp, SD card, battery replaceable
Hokibukisa
Hokibukisa 4 days ago
Wash your hands before greasing up machined aluminum
saultube44
saultube44 4 days ago
Well if you wonder what AMD and Intel are going to do, it's because you don't know that at least AMD has made part of their chips RISC-Like on the Athlon, because x86/x64 in the current implementation of Intel sucks; RISC is the future, we could have 1024-bit data in RISC instructions for massive SIMD processing. Many things are simplified and others completely eliminated in RISC Architecture, as opposed to the current CISC of AMD and Intel, so a lot of circuitry is eliminate, if it hasn't already, we could have more CPU Registers and Cache and new level of optimization and design can be done, without the inefficiency of CISC. I hope ARM shows us the way to such CPU Desktop design, pretty sure AMD and Intel are thinking about it, I have tweet @AMD about it to let them know we know and want the most efficient execution possible, maybe their CPUs are already RISC internally
Andrew Hart
Andrew Hart 4 days ago
Please test and Hackintosh the new Chuwi "Corebook X".
JOHNMARK LORENZ SALDAÑA
JOHNMARK LORENZ SALDAÑA 4 days ago
next up i opened up my kids
Cristian Iacobanu
Cristian Iacobanu 4 days ago
You're funny. M.2 expansion on MacAndCheese, like they're users actually know what that is. Why do you think their tech support are called Geniuses...
VRShenanigans
VRShenanigans 4 days ago
There's not alot in here *Proceeds to stab everything in there
Isaac Howard
Isaac Howard 4 days ago
So could you use Snapchat on this and the Instagram app 😂
Ricardo Penders
Ricardo Penders 4 days ago
I just wanted to say that I hate Apple and I will never ever buy anything from them and if I get anything for free I won't even turn it on but I will demolish it in the most spectacular way I can think of just to make a point that I hate Apple products.
gioyu comi
gioyu comi 5 days ago
"I FIX IT" in my best Jays Two Cents voice.
Ryan Zmuda
Ryan Zmuda 5 days ago
is there anyway to have an external ram board over usbc/tb3? Or make a SSD use virtual memory.
Ryan Zmuda
Ryan Zmuda 5 days ago
if its. usb c/tb2 why would in not support an external gpu or any tb3/usbc device?
Ryan Zmuda
Ryan Zmuda 5 days ago
do they have usb c/tb3 to 10 GB network?
Ster
Ster 5 days ago
Fuck, he has another channel I need to ban. I wish youtube had an easier way of indicating "I don't want to hear bullshit from self absorbed douche bags that just do hit pieces for clicks"
gioyu comi
gioyu comi 5 days ago
Loose the music?
Dennis Lee
Dennis Lee 5 days ago
poor antenna cable :( looks like the bracket could just be unscrewed and the antenna pulled off from the motherboard side
AllRandomThings
AllRandomThings 5 days ago
that little crap is almost the same as r9 3950x?
pikadroo
pikadroo 5 days ago
i thought everything was so hard for you and you were going to quit the internet?
Bivens PC
Bivens PC 5 days ago
...It looks like a single induction cooking eye. --------- Is this a computer for ants!!!!!!
Michael Zavala
Michael Zavala 5 days ago
While impressive, you know Steve would’ve had that machine packed. There’s a lot of wasted space
Roland Pedeferri
Roland Pedeferri 5 days ago
I was hoping the review was out by now :(
Cesar Trujillo
Cesar Trujillo 5 days ago
What WILL your jam be?
Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson 5 days ago
I absolutely hate being stuck with 1 gig networking.
Deathbrewer
Deathbrewer 5 days ago
5:28 Also, quick note, those "warranty void if removed" stickers have been ruled many times in court to not actually be legally enforceable. They aren't even supposed to put them on there anymore, but they do it anyway to try to scare customers out of their own rights, or make it as much as a hassle for them as possible denying their potential claims until they just give up and roll over (not many people have the time/money to go fight Apple in court, even if they're in the right.) So yea, don't fall for that BS. Fight against it, because legal precedent has already been set that those types of stickers are technically NOT enforceable in court. I wish they'd outright ban them doing it, but big companies keep doing it anyway. This applies to everyone, not just Apple (Microsoft and Sony still put the same BS stickers inside their consoles even though the same principle applies.) www.digitaltrends.com/computing/ftc-warranty-stickers-illegal/
Anthony Thompson
Anthony Thompson 5 days ago
$700........wow apple can sell these idots anything
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