I took apart Apple's new M1 Mac Mini

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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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  • Bivens PC

    Bivens PC

    4 саат мурун

    ...It looks like a single induction cooking eye. --------- Is this a computer for ants!!!!!!

  • James Bond

    James Bond

    5 саат мурун

    overpriced facebook machines

  • Michael Zavala

    Michael Zavala

    5 саат мурун

    While impressive, you know Steve would’ve had that machine packed. There’s a lot of wasted space

  • Roland Pedeferri

    Roland Pedeferri

    5 саат мурун

    I was hoping the review was out by now :(

  • Cesar Trujillo

    Cesar Trujillo

    5 саат мурун

    What WILL your jam be?

  • Josh Johnson

    Josh Johnson

    6 саат мурун

    I absolutely hate being stuck with 1 gig networking.

  • Deathbrewer


    6 саат мурун

    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.) https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/ftc-warranty-stickers-illegal/

  • Anthony Thompson

    Anthony Thompson

    6 саат мурун

    $700........wow apple can sell these idots anything

  • Deathbrewer


    6 саат мурун

    Apple loves to make things as difficult to repair as possible. They've just gotten worse and worse (more aggressive) about it over the years as well. And yes, I do watch Louis Rossman, but I've agreed with his stance long before I ever heard of him since it's just the reality of the situation (before anyone thinks/saying I'm "blindly" following him without thinking for myself.) Still, my first computer ever was a Macintosh back in the early 90s, so I do still have nostalgic memories of using their products, regardless of their BS over the years. So I'm not a "blind hater" either, nor do I think Microsoft/Windows is perfect either (plenty of problems with them too, but at least you can repair/self-repair their stuff a bit easier.)

  • Great Scott!

    Great Scott!

    6 саат мурун

    These 1st gen M1 machines are a rush job. Apple promised they'd be ready by the end of the year, so near as I can see, all they did was swap out the main boards. Same cases, batteries, displays (in the case of the notebooks), etc. Also the integration means just about everything is on the new chip, so only the default Ethernet speed. Even the flash controller is on the chip, so flash chips are soldered to the board.
    I was ready to drop the hammer on a new MacBook (Air or 13-inch Pro) when I saw the new machines. Disappointed I couldn't get more than 16 gig of RAM, but loved the pricing. Seeing the demo of OS-11 I decided to go for it anyway and on the 18th I ordered the M1 Air with max RAM and SSD. Also ordered a fancy dock and a BluRay R/W drive from OWC the same day. OWC's order arrived today (23rd) but I'll be waiting until mid December for my M1 MB Air.
    Wouldn't you know it, but late last week OWC sent me an e-mail that said their dock (which was still in transit at the time) was now $60 cheaper. But more interesting, they had a stash of early 2018 Mac minis at almost give-away prices. I could get a 6-core 3-GHz Intel i5 mini with 64 gig of RAM and an almost nothing SSD (250 gig) for $1,230. Wow was I tempted, but it seemed like a lot for the extra RAM, and what would I do with it except run RAM-heavy math problems and benchmarks? (since I'd have the new Air for everything else).
    As justification I thought I could install VirtualBox with a bunch of instances of FreeBSD to prototype website development (front-end, app-layer, & back-end), and then run my RAM-heavy math problems on the weekends. I'm about 90% certain I'm not going to get that mini. For my limited-use case FreeBSD is perfect, and I can cobble up a white-box solution with 128 gig of RAM and a decent 12-core Ryzen for the same price.
    Hmmm, I wanted 32 gig, 64 gig is better, oh yay I can get 128 gig for the same price!
    I forgot to order blank BluRay disks. I wonder if OWC would give me credit for overpaying on the dock?

  • Johannes Sebastian Nielsen

    Johannes Sebastian Nielsen

    7 саат мурун

    Loose the music?

  • Ashes Of Creation

    Ashes Of Creation

    8 саат мурун

    Dude looks real tired lol

  • Bamwich


    9 саат мурун

    Every time he jabs the pcb with the screw driver, I cringe.

  • hynekd


    9 саат мурун

    Yet another odd video. Assume you are attempting a tech comedy routine which would require humor. If this was a review it was a failure. Very disappointing.

  • Ivan Fedulov

    Ivan Fedulov

    10 саат мурун

    whats the problem to disconnect the wifi cable? no single word about almost empty 10 years old body design.

  • Toe Cutter

    Toe Cutter

    11 саат мурун

    Uh, meh? One too many yuck-yuck’s in this teardown/bitch session. Integrated 10Gb on an ENTRY-LEVEL desktop? Come on, the assumption there would be is laughable. 99% of buyers don’t even know what 10Gb is, let alone asking for it. You’re better than this, Linus.

  • fart fart

    fart fart

    11 саат мурун


  • Danel Long

    Danel Long

    12 саат мурун


  • Ryan Mayberry

    Ryan Mayberry

    12 саат мурун

    I feel like no matter how this project works out, it's a really interesting step in tech history

  • cyclical50


    13 саат мурун

    Did I hear you utter the word "good" during this "review'? 😳 Look at the freaking engineering that went to building this board!
    Suggestion: subscribe to "not an apple fan" channel... he would appreciate it.

  • MrRecorder1


    13 саат мурун

    I hope that this will as a fallout pave the way for RISC-V. Apple can flush its closed devices down the drain when it comes to me, but I would like to see software stacks opening up to other, open architectures. Phones were the first step, RISC-V might be the endgame for Intel & AMD? Who knows.

  • Ádám Kullai

    Ádám Kullai

    15 саат мурун

    Well, windows devices have much longer (almost unlimited) support

  • Peite


    16 саат мурун

    Worst thing this has only 2 USB slots. I used to have a Mac Mini with 4 USB ports + a USB port with 4 slots!
    But I guess the Thunderbolt hub delivers well enough. But the price is waaaay more than I paid for my Mac Mini i7 Quad Core Late 2012.

  • MikeTheGameDev


    18 саат мурун

    Bruh my home also have this

  • Tom Carre

    Tom Carre

    18 саат мурун

    Why doesn’t Linus get someone to review these devices who doesn’t have an irrational bias against apple?

  • Tom Carre

    Tom Carre

    18 саат мурун

    Linus looks like he’s having a stroke in the thumbnail

  • 1oner


    19 саат мурун

    I hate how humans like to argue just for the sake of having something to do. Reminds me of the the Space Engineers loading screen.. When not presented with problems to fix, engineers will create their own, or something to that effect.
    If I were an extra terrestrial, I could see myself being bigoted. Planet of the Apes.

  • Soul Equaliser

    Soul Equaliser

    19 саат мурун

    the computer isn't large enough for the price imo.

  • dorbie


    21 саат мурун

    Stop haphazardly stabbing the PCB with the spudger as you gesticulate!

  • Tim Fernandez

    Tim Fernandez

    21 саат мурун

    What's the specific purpose of using OS X as the ingest stations in your workflow? Curious.

  • Botsis Anargyros

    Botsis Anargyros

    21 саат мурун

    so much space.. they could add a 2,5 inch HDD and let us upgrade that to 5 TB.

  • Adham Abousalem

    Adham Abousalem

    22 саат мурун

    i hope you make a blender benchmark in your M1 review, because the other youtubers didn't, we really want to know how good the new mac mini emulate blender task



    22 саат мурун

    cable management ... for 4 cables ! XD

  • NotAPenguin


    22 саат мурун

    I feel like that grill needs to be on a connector for the people that WILL damage this somehow and bring it to a repair shop that will have to deal with that stupid grill being basically attached to the board. Unless it's really just a sticker and Linus is being dumb.

  • Srijan Varma

    Srijan Varma

    23 саат мурун

    Speaking abt Apple abandoned don’t forget about air power

  • annag cocl

    annag cocl

    Күн мурун

    Apple’s ifixit kit was just there to test their new anti-right to repair designs of course ;)

  • Matthew Palmer

    Matthew Palmer

    Күн мурун


  • techZoNe


    Күн мурун

    If someone to this to my pc ..I will puch him on the face 😂😂😂

  • ricky v

    ricky v

    Күн мурун

    The best part of this video was seeing Linus take this computer apart. I am hopeful that these first gen M1 Macs will perform well but I doubt they'll get support for a lot of years. I wonder what others think?

    • annag cocl

      annag cocl

      Күн мурун

      Is the hard drive (SSD) replaceable with larger, or is that a soldered on thing too?

  • Soe San

    Soe San

    Күн мурун

    Time to buy iFixit share.

  • The Kriptoker

    The Kriptoker

    Күн мурун

    Apple and User Upgradeability do not belong in the same sentence. They do not want you to upgrade shit. They want you to buy a new one any time you want to upgrade.

  • Артём Дьяконов

    Артём Дьяконов

    Күн мурун

    useless case.

  • Krishnakumar


    Күн мурун

    I think their next gen product won't be a performance boost but an IO boost. This new M1 chip is surely competing with i9 and destroying them. So, the only thing holding them back is the IO capabilities...

  • David Ward

    David Ward

    Күн мурун

    The clean shaven look suits you much better than a scruffy beard.

  • MrMoneyHelper


    Күн мурун

    These are the new Apple computers THAT BYPASS VPNS AND SPY ON YOU! They actually report all of your usage to Apple.

  • PCMR and Gaming

    PCMR and Gaming

    Күн мурун

    People still buy Macs? Yikes😬.

  • Roach DoggJR

    Roach DoggJR

    Күн мурун

    "Environmentally friendly packaging," from the company that has declared war against repairability of their products so you can toss them as e-waste as soon as possible and which recyclable practices are... not as advertised. Not to say that Apple is better than other companies, all of them are just as bad. But hay, now a good conscious is included with the product you buy. Sorry for being so cynical, is just that I find this sudden 'caring' for the environment that companies have adopted and consumers playing along very funny stuff.

  • Ace


    Күн мурун

    LTT's review should solely consist of x86 apps running emulated on Apple Silicon wherever possible. Most apps aren't optimized, won't be optimized for months, if ever. Run an typical user suite but force everything on Rosetta and throw in battery draining and resource hogs like Chrome, and the myriad of ElectronJS apps.

  • Bruce Grubb

    Bruce Grubb

    Күн мурун

    The M1 is a SoC which changes the whole way one look as a memory. Using the Android (Also an ARM Chip) as a basically this performance on par with something with the *twice* the RAM. THis mean our old ways of looking at RAM are out on their ear.



    Күн мурун

    Me: Is that LINUS?!? *Checks channel description*
    Me: Oooh, this is another LMG channel. (Yeah, I actually didn't know that before)

  • Matt Weber

    Matt Weber

    Күн мурун

    "Up to" 100,000 times better.. because that up to allows even just .1% increase to qualify as allowable claim to be made..

  • k2ws


    Күн мурун

    The M1 chip is amazing! But I don’t see any evidence that BootCamp or Parallels can be used it. There are a lot of BootCamp and Parallel users out there. Can anyone shed some light on this?

  • Jeremy Georgia

    Jeremy Georgia

    Күн мурун

    No memory upgradability? That's SODIMM disappointing. I hate paying up front - whatever apple demands - for memory capacity.

  • Michael Inman

    Michael Inman

    Күн мурун

    Is the hard drive (SSD) replaceable with larger, or is that a soldered on thing too?

  • Denali • 9 years ago

    Denali • 9 years ago

    Күн мурун

    What the heck is going on with this dudes hairline

  • josiahelias22


    Күн мурун

    I love the way he’s haphazardly using the screwdriver to poke at the components and motherboard. I can hear the micro resistors flying off the board!!

  • Chad Garber

    Chad Garber

    Күн мурун

    Where is the hard drive?

  • Mark


    Күн мурун

    i'm shocked apple had put a headphone jack in such a small footprint!

  • Cristóvão Nunes

    Cristóvão Nunes

    Күн мурун

    Is Linus fake? Was he afraid of disassemble the Mac mini? Why? I wanted to see it better!!

  • Tom Boss

    Tom Boss

    Күн мурун

    This MacMini is SILVER. The spacegray MacMini Pros are coming later.

  • Bernie McCann

    Bernie McCann

    Күн мурун

    The most ten-thumb clumsy nerd ever recorded on video !!

  • leo ll

    leo ll

    Күн мурун

    Here is what a relationship with Apple looks like.

  • John Treciokas

    John Treciokas

    Күн мурун

    This is a cheap product for apple with incredible performance. I am a home user standard ethernet fine, prefer it to be £100 less!

  • serdy ximi

    serdy ximi

    Күн мурун

    7:41 ahh yes the AMD Radeon CPU

  • hooptiej


    Күн мурун

    "macbooks havent had upgradeable memory in years".. which is why Late 2012 MBPs are still the most popular , and people are bending over backwards to get the gpus repaired when they fail.
    ram slots, sata ports.
    and even a gen 3 i7 quad is still wholly usable with 16gb and a reasonably fast SSD.

  • krisbox


    Күн мурун

    My Xbox Series X have unified memory , a f**ng faster gpu with ML cores in the amd soc, a bigger and extensible very fast SSD, can technically run photoshop and more heavy apps... an cost less than this mac mini !!! And, it’s actually a kind of PC ! What is only missing is an official windows 10 desktop! :p

    • serdy ximi

      serdy ximi

      Күн мурун

      Also proof AMD didnt have the first direct memory storage nonsense. Nvidia has been posting Dev Blogs for it FOR YEARS.... and AMD just now in 2020 announced it like they

  • MrZindozs


    Күн мурун

    10W TDP, A massive aluminum case, and they use a fan to cool it!?!?! They suck!

  • Glenn Wilson

    Glenn Wilson

    Күн мурун

    The new macs are insane. So happy with mine.

  • Alice Eliot

    Alice Eliot

    Күн мурун

    Since when is paper packaging environmentally friendly?
    "It rots away and can be regrown, duh."
    Yeah, takes 50 years. Aren't the forests getting smaller every day? Where do you think the wood goes?
    But at least we got rid of nuclear power, right? Fucking imbeciles

  • Mr. Satyre

    Mr. Satyre

    Күн мурун


  • Antidote Harry

    Antidote Harry

    Күн мурун

    Not even nvidia make 6x vs last gen
    New apple i mini : plug and play, throw it away

  • michal wowczuk

    michal wowczuk

    Күн мурун

    in fact it's a big phone with a cool case...

  • High-Tech Redneck

    High-Tech Redneck

    Күн мурун

    Sigh. Another new product taking up silicon wafer supply. Hopefully that hotplate company dosnt claim copy right infringement on the design

  • 3to


    Күн мурун

    Can’t wait to get my hands on one!

  • failure


    Күн мурун

    Is it even possible to make PCI express work with ARM

  • talos86


    Күн мурун

    Gigabit ethernet port... in 2020... when 2Gbit/s conncection is available in my country.

  • Charles Bales

    Charles Bales

    Күн мурун

    Apple does not make their own silicon. TSMC makes their silicon. Apple may design it but they don't make it.

  • goodwolf R T

    goodwolf R T

    Күн мурун

    Linus keeps hammering about “it remains to be seen what the performance will be” even though we already found the performance is great ages ago. Linus just wants to keep his head in his ass because he doesn’t want to admit he was wrong on the performance. “Yeah but companies shouldn’t give me stats I can’t prove wrong because I wanna be an asshat”- Linus

  • securitycountercheck


    Күн мурун

    Hey Linus, how many channels are you on ? :) Oh wait...

  • goodwolf R T

    goodwolf R T

    Күн мурун

    Linus is too stupid to realize the whole world doesn’t revolve around him. Even if 99.9% of mac mini users doesn’t use a port or a feature that Linus uses, it’s a disgrace that Apple leaves it out because Linus is what matters, nothing else.

  • classicForTwins


    Күн мурун

    Ok Linus, Apple made a choice on putting the sodimm direct into the SOC. So we can't update it because it's impossible we know it. What's you point ? Photoshop and all other intel App will come to the M1 in the next 6 months. And Rosetta test are very positive. I like that you have a critical mind but, you're being a little too **** here

  • Digital Crow

    Digital Crow

    Күн мурун

    Apple: Our new macs are gonna be banana pi pcs !

  • ThaReal CLo

    ThaReal CLo

    Күн мурун

    Also proof AMD didnt have the first direct memory storage nonsense. Nvidia has been posting Dev Blogs for it FOR YEARS.... and AMD just now in 2020 announced it like they discovered it miraculously... THey read NVIDIAS dev blogs people. Thats all. https://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/gpudirect-rdma/index.html

  • ThaReal CLo

    ThaReal CLo

    Күн мурун

    LOL another hunk of unrepairable junk from Apple with a new ARM CPU not apple at all. ITs actually and technically an NVIDIA CPU

  • Killert68i


    Күн мурун

    No storage expansion slot
    No RAM expansion slot
    No repair ability at all. If something dies - it dies all. Crap!

  • Michael Frey

    Michael Frey

    Күн мурун

    factors faster then... a toaster? a toaster in the premium configuration with the entry model Mac Mini? Or the cheapest toaster to the highest spec Mac Mini?

  • Spicey French Toast

    Spicey French Toast

    Күн мурун

    It's BS that 10GBe is not on the new mac's.

  • Q5Grafx


    Күн мурун

    Is this LTTs new channel? I still cant see why people want to buy machines made by slave children in china that are chained to the tables they work at all so they can have a device that spies on them 24/7

  • 3MAR00SS


    Күн мурун

    oversized phones ngl ( ಠ‿ಠ)

  • Pamus


    Күн мурун

    Louis Rossman sips on a Mojito.

  • renegade637


    Күн мурун

    2:45 Those a**h***s. They attack right-to-repair but purchase tool kits designed for self-repair.

  • dfasdfasdfasdf


    Күн мурун

    A giant RasPi on steroids. I bet you they are going to offer a 10GB dongle for the thunderbolt ports.

  • jaxxice


    Күн мурун

    Why is Linus beard missing below his lip on his right hand side?

    • Marko N

      Marko N

      Күн мурун

      it looks "cool" and "casual"....

  • Alex Re

    Alex Re

    Күн мурун

    7:14 harder

  • coldonroadrecordings@hotmail.co.uk jason roach

    coldonroadrecordings@hotmail.co.uk jason roach

    Күн мурун

    This is not good for musicians or studio owners I'll stick with my 2018 Mac Mini which goes upto 64GB Ram

  • Johnny Blaze

    Johnny Blaze

    Күн мурун

    Mac Mini Pro

  • RIKOARIshowreel


    Күн мурун

    I was expecting for you to open the heatsink and showed the M1.

  • flatdietsoda


    Күн мурун

    Linus: "there's not a whole lot of heck in here"

  • Stuntman


    Күн мурун

    2nd gen M1 are going to be the real new machines. 1st gen is more or less just shoehorned into the existing designs.

  • Denis Korotkov

    Denis Korotkov

    Күн мурун

    Test a big and slow fan equipped notebook stand to throw away some heat... may be Air can be the same as Pro on heavy load? And may be its good idea to use some thermal interface to transfer more heat on down plate of macbook ??