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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    1. Bivens PC

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

    2. James Bond

      overpriced facebook machines

    3. Michael Zavala

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

    4. Roland Pedeferri

      I was hoping the review was out by now :(

    5. Cesar Trujillo

      What WILL your jam be?

    6. Josh Johnson

      I absolutely hate being stuck with 1 gig networking.

    7. Deathbrewer

      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/

    8. Anthony Thompson

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

    9. Deathbrewer

      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.)

    10. Great Scott!

      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?

    11. Johannes Sebastian Nielsen

      Loose the music?

    12. Ashes Of Creation

      Dude looks real tired lol

    13. Bamwich

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

    14. hynekd

      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.

    15. Ivan Fedulov

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

    16. Toe Cutter

      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.

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    19. Ryan Mayberry

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

    20. cyclical50

      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.

    21. MrRecorder1

      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.

    22. Ádám Kullai

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

    23. Peite

      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.

    24. MikeTheGameDev

      Bruh my home also have this

    25. Tom Carre

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

    26. Tom Carre

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

    27. 1oner

      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.

    28. Soul Equaliser

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

    29. dorbie

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

    30. Tim Fernandez

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

    31. Botsis Anargyros

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

    32. Adham Abousalem

      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

    33. HLEET

      cable management ... for 4 cables ! XD

    34. NotAPenguin

      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.

    35. Srijan Varma

      Speaking abt Apple abandoned don’t forget about air power

    36. annag cocl

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

    37. Matthew Palmer


    38. techZoNe

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

    39. ricky v

      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?

      1. annag cocl

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

    40. Soe San

      Time to buy iFixit share.

    41. The Kriptoker

      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.

    42. Артём Дьяконов

      useless case.

    43. Krishnakumar

      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...

    44. David Ward

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

    45. MrMoneyHelper

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

    46. PCMR and Gaming

      People still buy Macs? Yikes😬.

    47. Roach DoggJR

      "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.

    48. Ace

      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.

    49. Bruce Grubb

      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.

    50. THE I GAMING

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

    51. Matt Weber

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

    52. k2ws

      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?

    53. Jeremy Georgia

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

    54. Michael Inman

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

    55. Denali • 9 years ago

      What the heck is going on with this dudes hairline

    56. josiahelias22

      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!!

    57. Chad Garber

      Where is the hard drive?

    58. Mark

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

    59. Cristóvão Nunes

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

    60. Tom Boss

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

    61. Bernie McCann

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

    62. leo ll

      Here is what a relationship with Apple looks like. kgup.info/get/fpGllKvIm6V4rns/video

    63. John Treciokas

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

    64. serdy ximi

      7:41 ahh yes the AMD Radeon CPU

    65. hooptiej

      "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.

    66. krisbox

      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

      1. serdy ximi

        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

    67. MrZindozs

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

    68. Glenn Wilson

      The new macs are insane. So happy with mine.

    69. Alice Eliot

      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

    70. Mr. Satyre


    71. Antidote Harry

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

    72. michal wowczuk

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

    73. High-Tech Redneck

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

    74. 3to

      Can’t wait to get my hands on one!

    75. failure

      Is it even possible to make PCI express work with ARM

    76. talos86

      Gigabit ethernet port... in 2020... when 2Gbit/s conncection is available in my country. i.postimg.cc/76cYWz7t/K-pkiv-g-s.jpg

    77. Charles Bales

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

    78. goodwolf R T

      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

    79. securitycountercheck

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

    80. goodwolf R T

      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.

    81. classicForTwins

      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

    82. Digital Crow

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

    83. ThaReal CLo

      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. docs.nvidia.com/cuda/gpudirect-rdma/index.html developer.nvidia.com/blog/gpudirect-storage/

    84. ThaReal CLo

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

    85. Killert68i

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

    86. Michael Frey

      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?

    87. Spicey French Toast

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

    88. Q5Grafx

      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

    89. 3MAR00SS

      oversized phones ngl ( ಠ‿ಠ)

    90. Pamus

      Louis Rossman sips on a Mojito.

    91. renegade637

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

    92. dfasdfasdfasdf

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

    93. jaxxice

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

      1. Marko N

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

    94. Alex Re

      7:14 harder

    95. coldonroadrecordings@hotmail.co.uk jason roach

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

    96. Johnny Blaze

      Mac Mini Pro

    97. RIKOARIshowreel

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

    98. flatdietsoda

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

    99. Stuntman

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

    100. Denis Korotkov

      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 ??