Apple Killed the Mac Mini.

  • Published on Dec 17, 2018
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Comments • 4 883

  • DNSEA Ekazim
    DNSEA Ekazim 22 hours ago

    My jaw dropped at 2:05

  • mark burban
    mark burban Day ago

    ohh seeing this chip is so hot, why not do a watercool it.. you could do something really awesome with that mac body form factor; like a giant circular heatsink / radiator module.

  • Robert Drinkall
    Robert Drinkall 2 days ago

    Let's hope Apple kill all their other products as well!

  • cesar d leon
    cesar d leon 4 days ago

    How will it work for full hd video editing???

  • zezba9000
    zezba9000 4 days ago

    This mac is stupid. If you can't replace the hard-drive (you know the part that goes bad first)... you can't repair your computer in the future. RAM lasts way longer than hard drives do. Apple is conning people.

    OLDSKOOL978 5 days ago +1

    Hackintosh kills the Mac mini. I'm using an x99 edition 10, 64gb ram , 6900k at 4.2 stable. Mac osx Mojave.
    its not all that hard to setup and once you got a good setup, your good to update install drivers.. do everything as if it were a real Mac (I even use "lost my iMac") airdrop works... and my water cooler really makes this thing a final cut powerhouse.

    • OLDSKOOL978
      OLDSKOOL978 2 days ago

      yeah but how far into the future? apple isnt going to drop support for all of their current computers over night..

    • Edi Utomo Putra
      Edi Utomo Putra 2 days ago

      With T2 chip it might be in the future no more hackintosh, and Apple will become the most closed ecosystem ever 😅

  • Ram Laska
    Ram Laska 6 days ago +2

    5:30 Ugh. Never buying a computer that uses a "security chip" to take choices away from me.
    [Comment angrily typed on my Macbook Air]

  • grounding123
    grounding123 8 days ago

    BOOM THERE IT IS!!! -- good oldie

  • Kyle B
    Kyle B 8 days ago

    Any idea if they fixed the vulnerability where the Intel ME Region was not locked on these?

  • Jim Y
    Jim Y 9 days ago

    since rendering with ray tracing only uses CPU and takes most of the time in a movie production, I guess macOS is the better option than Win10

  • FDSeoul
    FDSeoul 9 days ago

    Gigabit ethernet, I have yet found the need for this shit and still managed to be very productive. More Shit from MaCgimmick over price shitlot.

    • skifree
      skifree 2 days ago

      Then it clearly isn't for you...meanwhile everyone over there at LMG works off their 10Gb ethernet ports to a work server as a way of consolidating their massive footage library.....
      In fact from their other video that mac mini WAS actually deployed for LMG....something along the lines of windows ingest programs are not as well polished as the macOS alternatives and they were experimenting if using these as ingest stations would be better.

  • Kevin Brotherton
    Kevin Brotherton 10 days ago

    Nice Apple friendly review. Did you plug in the Apple Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard? Oh so you haven't encountered the bluetooth and WiFi dropouts that everyone is complaining about. I replaced mine (after 2 months of troubleshooting) and the replacement is no better. This makes the Mac Mini a frustrating package. :-(.

  • Tom Babula
    Tom Babula 11 days ago

    Doesn't replacing RAM yourself voids Apple warranty though?

  • TheJooomes
    TheJooomes 11 days ago

    Still more reliable than Windows.

  • 9Tensai9
    9Tensai9 12 days ago

    I would totally buy that if it wasn't this fucking.expensive.
    Like, ok it's apple but man... way too expensive.

  • Starco fan
    Starco fan 13 days ago

    the new mac mini is right there on apple homepage, however an ignorant low IQ android fan will always crave fake news about apple

  • charles 3925
    charles 3925 13 days ago


  • J B
    J B 14 days ago +2

    so they took an Airport and turned into a computer

  • Michael Davis
    Michael Davis 14 days ago +1

    Apple is evil please do not cover there products the only goal Apple has is to steal from consumers and make the tech industry worse

  • catalysts17az
    catalysts17az 14 days ago

    what type of HDD does it have? NVMe? M.2 Sata? Sata 2.5? i need to know please

    • Oxy
      Oxy 12 days ago

      catalysts17az NVMe

  • Carlos Mundaray
    Carlos Mundaray 15 days ago +1

    jejjeje excelente

  • Wil Raubach
    Wil Raubach 15 days ago +3

    At 2:06 my heart stopped beating 🙈

  • Lycanroc Dusk
    Lycanroc Dusk 16 days ago

    try to install windows 10 on that mac mini it should be easy

    • Lycanroc Dusk
      Lycanroc Dusk 15 days ago

      +Trevor Dupp nice

    • Trevor Dupp
      Trevor Dupp 15 days ago +1

      I just did it on my 2018 macbook using BootCamp Assist - it was insanely easy, and worked the first time out the gate.

  • Links Loki
    Links Loki 16 days ago

    Too many compromises, bad value.

    • Hana Diamond
      Hana Diamond 16 days ago

      I guess it depends what you compare it to. Once you go north of $2K, it's a better value to get an iMac if you have the space for it, but on the lower end, no Mac could touch it. It's the only Apple product that lets you start at a relatively low price and upgrade later. (For $1,500, you get a Mac Mini that vastly outperforms a $6K Macbook Pro aside from the GPU.) . My plan is to add an eGPU in year 2 and expand the RAM 3rd party style. I'm guessing your reaction wrt the old Mac Mini is that started so much cheaper - but it didn't have a cutting edge CPU in it.

  • Nathan Mason
    Nathan Mason 16 days ago

    I have your fingerprint now 2:17. Using that information I've come to conclude... You have small hands.

  • Sonicgott
    Sonicgott 16 days ago +1

    UHD 630 is a garbage graphics processor. I shouldn't have to be expected to use a eGPU. Also, the SSD is TINY. Everything else seems to be nice, though. Definitely better than the 2014 model. Dump the worthless quad core i3, though. Go straight to the 6-core i5. That low end model is a waste of money.

  • Iain Cronen
    Iain Cronen 17 days ago

    Do you know what apple’s favorite food is? MACaroni and cheese 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • borb
      borb 16 days ago +1

      please stop

  • pepe
    pepe 17 days ago

    You literally chose that sponsor just so you could make that pun lol

  • Happy Potato
    Happy Potato 18 days ago +2

    Macs backwards = Scam

  • Jesse Shortis
    Jesse Shortis 18 days ago

    Mac/Mac mini reaches over 90 degrees while working
    Will Smith touching Mac/Mac mini: ahhhh that’s hot!

  • Winston Juay
    Winston Juay 18 days ago

    What's the model number of the Dell Monitor you have used in this presentation?

  • Jake Henley
    Jake Henley 18 days ago

    the thing is nobody actually uses thunderbolt that often so i don't see why apple keep trying to push it, it didnt work with firewire and it definitely aint working with thunderbolt

    CRAIG MEDIA LABS 19 days ago

    his buddy looks like a fat Leonardo DiCaprio Version. :-)

  • leafbelly
    leafbelly 19 days ago

    Damnit! He click-baited me again. Ugh, why do I keep falling for it?! You know, you could've put quotes around "killed," Linus, but then again ... gotta get dem clicks!

  • Martin Hermosilla
    Martin Hermosilla 20 days ago

    Hey You should try to see what is the max ram it supports. I am not sure if 2 modules may do 64Gb or 128 Gb.... would be cool, I have an old mac mini (Mid 2010) which was capped on 8Gb And I am have 16Gb installed on it working fine..

  • RdL
    RdL 20 days ago

    im surprized they didnt name a divice a ''small Mac'''yet

  • James Holbrook
    James Holbrook 21 day ago

    I mean and it is still a mac so 👎

  • inund8
    inund8 21 day ago


  • Finity F
    Finity F 22 days ago

    You can build a good pc for 800

    • Zoup.
      Zoup. 20 days ago

      WE. KNOW. THIS. There will be one guy in each comments section thinking we don't know what a custom PC is.

  • Nicolai Laquaglia
    Nicolai Laquaglia 22 days ago

    Apple can eat a whole bag of dicks. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. #OxfordComma

  • Jon Booker
    Jon Booker 24 days ago +11

    Please stop breathing helium before making these videos.

  • Network Soda
    Network Soda 24 days ago

    He clearly hates AMD, 6:42

  • Rick Zheng
    Rick Zheng 24 days ago

    this is definitely a mac mini

  • Maxwell Petrell
    Maxwell Petrell 24 days ago

    8:48 good thing I made a raid

  • Nicolai Bratsberg
    Nicolai Bratsberg 25 days ago

    what's with the random line in the intro

  • Steve S
    Steve S 25 days ago

    Honestly watching ANY of your Apple reviews is a waste of time. All you can tell about Apple is that Apple s»cks. Thank you for the nothing.

  • Andrew Nixon
    Andrew Nixon 26 days ago

    You never seem happy

  • WatrmelnGames
    WatrmelnGames 28 days ago

    The MacBox!

  • Il Mazza
    Il Mazza 28 days ago +4

    Apple is moronic. they would sell 3 time the quantity if they drop the price by 300 Dollars.

    • William Scarth
      William Scarth 3 days ago

      They'd sell infinitely more if they just gave it away for free, it doesn't mean they'd make money though

  • Legacy Jeet Kune Do
    Legacy Jeet Kune Do 28 days ago

    You’re really annoying.

  • norwegian m8
    norwegian m8 28 days ago

    Its a Mac mini max

  • tmac20031
    tmac20031 29 days ago

    4:00 lmao😂😂😂

  • Benedikt Jordan
    Benedikt Jordan 29 days ago

    it should be called The BigMac

  • Emre Karaman
    Emre Karaman Month ago +1

    why would any normal consumer give a fuck about 10g internet

  • TheKing
    TheKing Month ago

    So they benchmark the middle tier i5 mini vs a i9 machine and 2 core i7 machines... let’s not forget their “random” memory they installed is the slower 2400mhz and not the 2666mhz speed you get from Apple.... well done Linus 👍🏻

  • chrisose
    chrisose Month ago

    Over priced and underwhelming. Yep, it's an Apple.

  • exit159
    exit159 Month ago

    It's also worth mentioning that you can use an external thunderbolt 3 volume as a boot volume.

  • exit159
    exit159 Month ago

    Though, it's the same physical size as the original Mac mini .... and its not really disappointingly larger than a nun when you consider 1. it has an actual six core desktop processor not a laptop cpu 2. the power supply is inside it.

  • Hachi Roku
    Hachi Roku Month ago

    Not apple didn't killed Tim Cook killed

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  • Fabrício Santana
    Fabrício Santana Month ago

    "AND this was just with RANDOM memory we had lying around our warehouse"
    sure, random access memory

  • Logo4Poop
    Logo4Poop Month ago

    I love my mac mini from 2010 running centos on it rn

  • Peter Breis
    Peter Breis Month ago

    I costed a (sorta) equivalent built i7 NUC from my local cheapie parts supplier and it came in at $60 more than an i7 Mac mini, but had way less ports, no real support, no included productivity software and you do have to aassemble before you can use it.
    I'm pissed off that the Mac mini runs hot and Apple restricts most upgrades, but pricewise and the finish actually beats all those mythically "cheaper" compact PCs.

  • Jörgen Nilsson
    Jörgen Nilsson Month ago +1

    Nice design but to expensive for what you get

  • NT S
    NT S Month ago

    I have the original mac mini. The one with the built in phone jack. The best fax receiver ever.

  • munzam y
    munzam y Month ago

    What kind of monitor is he using?

  • Wasserstoffperoxid
    Wasserstoffperoxid Month ago

    let the phone ring 1:37

  • MadMadamba
    MadMadamba Month ago

    speaking of Linux.... Linus!

  • Bobei Alexandru
    Bobei Alexandru Month ago

    Have a MacBook Pro 2015. I use it for software development. .Net Core, altough i am a microsoft technology developer, i enjoy working on a mac. Just bought a Mac mini 2018 for same purpose, to work on it at the office. Wasn't sure about the storage, my pro has 128, and it seemed to be enough, but for the mini, i put 256. and i7. Can't wait for it to be arrive. And of course the ram will be upgraded. The main reason i bought it was because of the upgradable memory.

  • Jakob S
    Jakob S Month ago

    Anyone ever tell you you look like Jim Carey?

  • Oli K Gaming
    Oli K Gaming Month ago


  • Yan-An Liu
    Yan-An Liu Month ago

    He cracked himself up with the headphone jack...

  • Pro internet surfer
    Pro internet surfer Month ago +1

    Introducing the new big Mac from apple

  • kami music
    kami music Month ago

    you had 32 gigs of ddr4 ram lying around?

  • Nivedan Mangalesh
    Nivedan Mangalesh Month ago

    My 2011 15” MacBook Pro died because of overheating last month. With an SSD and RAM update, it was good enough for Lightroom and everything I needed to get done.
    Anyways, it’s gone and I am replacing it with a Mac mini. Just that I’m pissed off with myself for failing to check the overheating thermal-paste-starved graphics chip in that laptop. I want to be careful with overheating of my new Mac mini.
    I am unable to find a dedicated cooling solution for Mac mini. Does anyone know of one? Or some DIY stuff that say placing some heat sink from an old graphics card on top of the Mac mini with some fans. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  • 박종찬
    박종찬 Month ago

    Thought he is finally saying something good about Apple products.

  • Zac Dior
    Zac Dior Month ago

    1.7m views wtf?
    Peace ✌️ out

  • Hamster Boys
    Hamster Boys Month ago

    better build a hackintosh

  • Liquid
    Liquid Month ago

    lol nice to know you just had some random DDR4 memory sticks laying around

  • Ryan Kidder
    Ryan Kidder Month ago +1

    everyone in this comment section. if you really want to know the reasoning behind apple doing all this, spell macs backwards, and you can see what they have been pulling for a while now 👀

  • Andrew Sommers
    Andrew Sommers Month ago

    Is that the Mac mini ordering attire

  • Sharky Towers
    Sharky Towers Month ago

    Anybody know what monitor that is?

  • Samarah Rassa
    Samarah Rassa Month ago

    It's still just a mac

  • pandaman123213
    pandaman123213 Month ago

    Hey linus, your bias is showing

  • roger hurd
    roger hurd Month ago

    How can you support or recommend Apple after all the times they have screwed over their consumer base? Seriously you need to do a little research and make a video about how Apple is popular only because of social engineering through advertisements and how they screwed sooooooo many people over and over and over again. How their business practices are designed to milk you for everything they possibly can coupled with built in obsolescence. Seriously WTF I always thought you where an intelligent person.
    OH WAIT are you just a sellout? Have I missed the big picture? Has Linus become sooooo popular that the big money has bought his very soul? Well I suppose I am the dumb one for not recognizing the reality of the situation.

  • luca payet
    luca payet Month ago

    just use an external SSD

  • Somnia
    Somnia Month ago


  • Wolfranco Alejandro Lacrimosa

    Can a Mac be normal like the others ?

  • treasure wuji
    treasure wuji Month ago

    what is stopping me to build a pc and boot Black Apple?

  • Spagg Trait
    Spagg Trait Month ago

    Oh man really? "Easy to upgrade RAM". Just unscrew this, pull this out, turn this, remove cooler... and so on..... If you have a PC? Open side case, push it in, close case. ;-)
    I am sure I also heard you say "reasonable price" in connection with the Apple product. Apple has never, ever, made anything that was reasonably priced. Overpriced shitty status symbols for Aristocratic idiots.

  • ttmguitar
    ttmguitar Month ago

    that hipster get up thou...

  • Nyda
    Nyda Month ago

    my 2012 mac mini had a 1tb hdd and an i7.... in 2012

  • shuttze
    shuttze Month ago

    imagine apple sponsoring Linus episode

  • Jawrshe
    Jawrshe Month ago

    All RAM you find in your warehouse is Random Memory

  • UV
    UV Month ago +4

    While a Macbook Pro that my wife made me buy to her was a good value in comparison to other laptops (cause you can sell later with low price drop if needed). It wasn't all THAT much more expensive.
    This Mac mini is shit. I'm sorry, but it is. I've build a 16gb 3200mhz, 2700x Ryzen 7 system from scratch a lot cheaper than this thing costs and it's superior in any possible task I can possibly throw at it. AND it's upgradable, not throttling from heat AND has a lot of storage. I know that some people might find a use for the Mini due to MacOS but hopefully I'm not one of those people. But, yeah thanks for a mini jack at least.

  • AshKohn47
    AshKohn47 Month ago +1

    I don't understand why Apple focuses on the aesthetics of their internals when they want to prevent users from accessing them...?

    • AshKohn47
      AshKohn47 Month ago

      +zalmh But why when they want to prevent users from accessing them?

    • zalmh
      zalmh Month ago

      One of those stories about Steve Jobs: His dad taught him how to paint a fence, and when he asked why he was painting the inside of the fence, his dad said "because I can see it". Still doesn't directly answer your question, but it's the reason they focused on it to start with

  • Charles thekinglov
    Charles thekinglov Month ago

    apple making lous rossman rich one release at a time

  • Friek, Replier of Posts

    Oh no! You turned it into a PC by opening it! D:

  • Agris Matejuns
    Agris Matejuns Month ago +1

    Linus , my mac mini 2018 . i3/8/128 now is my new gaming RIG with external GPU (rx580/8GB) booted Windows from external SSD