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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  • Popular Media
    Popular Media

    Will it run a good OS like windows 10?

  • Anand Shah
    Anand Shah

    Man, linus is getting old. He finna be Uncle Linus

  • guguilviz

    We want Anthony with the review...

  • Hobbit

    5:48 that's what you get for 700$ from apple..

  • andreev_pix

    Can I upgrade here RAM memory?

  • James Junghanns
    James Junghanns

    Intel OG Core Macs (and they were 32-bit, too).

  • Predictable Enigma
    Predictable Enigma

    So considering how much empty space there is, do ya think there will be a fancier more powerful version coming soon?

  • Ast!

    bruh this dude complaining about 1 gbps while i sit over here with 200kbps

  • Roman Koal
    Roman Koal

    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

      RISC internally

  • jimbobbyrnes

    why do they have Ifixit gear? they don't fix anything.

  • jimbobbyrnes

    so much hype for what will become a brick in a year or 2

  • Andrew Sadikov
    Andrew Sadikov

    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

    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

    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.



  • Chris Eichenberg
    Chris Eichenberg

    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

    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

    he left the fan out

  • N C
    N C

    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

    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

    So can you easily play mobile games on this thing?


    watching on my 16gb 2012, 2 x HD exp, SD card, battery replaceable

  • Hokibukisa

    Wash your hands before greasing up machined aluminum

  • saultube44

    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

    Please test and Hackintosh the new Chuwi "Corebook X".


    next up i opened up my kids

  • Cristian Iacobanu
    Cristian Iacobanu

    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

    There's not alot in here *Proceeds to stab everything in there

  • Isaac Howard
    Isaac Howard

    So could you use Snapchat on this and the Instagram app 😂

  • Ricardo Penders
    Ricardo Penders

    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

    "I FIX IT" in my best Jays Two Cents voice.

  • Ryan Zmuda
    Ryan Zmuda

    is there anyway to have an external ram board over usbc/tb3? Or make a SSD use virtual memory.

  • Ryan Zmuda
    Ryan Zmuda

    if its. usb c/tb2 why would in not support an external gpu or any tb3/usbc device?

  • Ryan Zmuda
    Ryan Zmuda

    do they have usb c/tb3 to 10 GB network?

  • Ster

    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

      Loose the music?

  • Dennis Lee
    Dennis Lee

    poor antenna cable :( looks like the bracket could just be unscrewed and the antenna pulled off from the motherboard side

  • AllRandomThings

    that little crap is almost the same as r9 3950x?

  • pikadroo

    i thought everything was so hard for you and you were going to quit the internet?

  • Bivens PC
    Bivens PC

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

  • James Bond
    James Bond

    overpriced facebook machines

  • Michael Zavala
    Michael Zavala

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

  • Roland Pedeferri
    Roland Pedeferri

    I was hoping the review was out by now :(

  • Cesar Trujillo
    Cesar Trujillo

    What WILL your jam be?

  • Josh Johnson
    Josh Johnson

    I absolutely hate being stuck with 1 gig networking.

  • 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/

  • Anthony Thompson
    Anthony Thompson

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

  • 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.)

  • Great Scott!
    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?

  • Johannes Sebastian Nielsen
    Johannes Sebastian Nielsen

    Loose the music?

  • Ashes Of Creation
    Ashes Of Creation

    Dude looks real tired lol

  • Bamwich

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

  • 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.

  • Ivan Fedulov
    Ivan Fedulov

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

  • Toe Cutter
    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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  • Danel Long
    Danel Long


  • Ryan Mayberry
    Ryan Mayberry

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ádám Kullai
    Ádám Kullai

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

  • 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.

  • MikeTheGameDev

    Bruh my home also have this

  • Tom Carre
    Tom Carre

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

  • Tom Carre
    Tom Carre

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

  • 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.

  • Soul Equaliser
    Soul Equaliser

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

  • dorbie

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

  • Tim Fernandez
    Tim Fernandez

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

  • Botsis Anargyros
    Botsis Anargyros

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

  • Adham Abousalem
    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


    cable management ... for 4 cables ! XD

  • 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.

  • Srijan Varma
    Srijan Varma

    Speaking abt Apple abandoned don’t forget about air power

  • annag cocl
    annag cocl

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

  • Matthew Palmer
    Matthew Palmer


  • techZoNe

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

  • ricky v
    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?

    • annag cocl
      annag cocl

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

  • Soe San
    Soe San

    Time to buy iFixit share.

  • The Kriptoker
    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.

  • Артём Дьяконов
    Артём Дьяконов

    useless case.

  • 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...

  • David Ward
    David Ward

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

  • MrMoneyHelper

    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

    People still buy Macs? Yikes😬.

  • Roach DoggJR
    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.

  • 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.

  • Bruce Grubb
    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.


    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

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

  • 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?

  • Jeremy Georgia
    Jeremy Georgia

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

  • Michael Inman
    Michael Inman

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

  • Denali • 9 years ago
    Denali • 9 years ago

    What the heck is going on with this dudes hairline

  • 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!!

  • Chad Garber
    Chad Garber

    Where is the hard drive?

  • Mark

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

  • Cristóvão Nunes
    Cristóvão Nunes

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

  • Tom Boss
    Tom Boss

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

  • Bernie McCann
    Bernie McCann

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

  • leo ll
    leo ll

    Here is what a relationship with Apple looks like. algone.info/slow/video/hpLUyKycop912nk

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